Belmar Five Mile Run

August 22, 2020 Belmar, NJ US 07719 Directions

Important Announcement - Belmar 5 Mile Postponement & Kids Race Cancellation for 2020


Thank you for your patience as we are working to provide runner resolution options in this unprecedented situation. We wish you and your loved ones good health and safety in this difficult time.  We are striving to make thoughtful and measured decisions and communicate as quickly as possible in this rapidly evolving environment.  We encourage you to  #runsafe to protect your own health and safety and that of people around you.  We are confident that together we can continue to make a positive impact and live our mission to help and inspire people through running.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in coordination with government officials, the Belmar Five Mile Run scheduled for July 11 has been postponed.  We are currently working with town officials to receive approval to hold the Belmar Five on August 22.  We hope to have a decision by the end of June or early July.  The resumption of this event will be made in coordination with government officials.

Registration will remain open until an announcement is made on the future of this year's race.  Registration rate increase dates have been adjusted in RunSignUp.  We will continue to accept donations until race day. 

All current registered entrants will be automatically entered into the August 22 Race.  All waivers signed by registered entrants for the July 11 race will be extended to the August 22 race. Additionally, if this year's event is cancelled you will be automatically entered into the July 2021 race and the waiver signed for this year's race will be extended to the 2021 race.

Options if Belmar 5 if Cancelled:

Given the gravity of the situation, and to support the running community during these challenging times, we will offer a Virtual Run/Walk Option (August 22 - August 30) if the Belmar 5 is cancelled this year. We will also offer an option to donate your entry fee to the Belmar Goodwill Hose Co. to help support our first responders. If you choose to donate your entry fee you are supporting the vital work of our first responders and you will help us continue to make a difference. Finally, we are making an exception to the normal race registration policy by providing entry fee refunds to runners affected by the postponement/cancellation.  All of these options will be made available after the future of this year's race is announced.

Kids Races are cancelled for this year - Refunds will be automatically applied after June 15 by RunSignUp for anyone who has paid for entries to the 2020 Belmar  5 Kids Race, less any processing fees.  Prior to June 15 you may elect to donate the value of the entry fee to the Belmar Goodwill Hose Co.

We thank you for your continued support!!  Stay safe.

Dan Napoliton, Belmar 5 Race Director

Eugene Cavanagh, President, Goodwill Hose Co.



Please join us for the 44th Annual Belmar 5 Mile Run presented by the Goodwill Hose Co. and the Jersey Shore Running Club

Proceeds to benefit Belmar Goodwill Hose Co.
COURSE: USATF CERTIFIED - Flat and Fast.  Water Stops on course and at finish
$25.00 through July 5
$30.00 through August 15
$35.00 Race Week (August 16 - 21)
$40.00 Race Day (August 22)
Online Registration Through Tuesday, August 25
***All Bibs will be held for pick-up.  Bibs will not be mailed out.***
Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30 PM - 8 PM at Goodwill Hose Co, 610 7th Ave, Belmar, NJ 
Thursday, August 20 from 5:30 PM - 8 PM at  Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave, Lake Como, NJ
Friday, August 21 from 5:00 PM - 8 PM at Silver Lake Park at 5th & Ocean Avenues, Belmar, NJ
Saturday, August 22 from 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM at Silver Lake Park

Unisex Tech T-Shirts for all pre-registered runners.  T-Shirts for race day late registered runners while supplies last.  Commemorative tote bags (first 2000 pre-registered runners).  Medals to all finishers.

Silver Lake Park Gazebo at 9:30 AM
Total Cash Prize Money - $2120
Top Five Overall Male & Female ($150, $125, $100, $75, $50)
Top Five Masters Male & Females (40 & Over) -  ($150, $125, $100, $75, $50)
Top Full Time Belmar Resident (Male & Female) $30
Top Wheelchair (Male & Female) Pre-Registered only $30
Top Male & Female in Age Groups, Ages 25 and up (5 year age group awards)
Silver Lake Park Expo includes food, drinks and lots of vendors. 
We invite everyone to join the post-race celebration that includes a barbecue, entertainment and drink specials provided by our race host Bar Anticipation immediately following the race.  There will also be a team awards presentation and lots of giveaway prizes including two bicycles compliments of Miller Lite and gift cards from local merchants starting at 12 noon (prize winners must be present to be eligible).  Bar Anticipation will offer a shuttle to and from the race from 6:45 AM to 10:00 AM.  


5th and Ocean Avenues
Belmar, NJ US 07719
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