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47th Annual Belmar 5 Mile Run Presented by the Goodwill Hose Co., the Borough of Belmar & the Jersey Shore Running Club Saturday, September 2, 2023 – 8:00 AM
Please join us for the 47th Annual 5 Mile Run along the beautiful Belmar oceanfront and local streets. There will be medals for all finishers, clocks at every mile, water stops, unisex dri-fit t-shirt for all registrants through 8/27 (late registrants 8/28 - 9/2 while supplies last), post race food & refreshments, drawstring backpack bags for the first 2000 Belmar 5 registered runners, team competition, Belmar 5 beach towel for award winners and more. Current JSRC Members will receive a 10% discount through May 31.
On Friday evening, bring the family to the Kid's races (ages 1 -12). It will be a night of fun with the popular Bessie Boodles the Clown, balloon animals, tattoos, inflatable slide, bounce house and more. All this included when you register along with a medal and a custom 2023 race t-shirt for all pre-registered runners through 8/29 (late registrants while supplies last). Sign up today!
$35 Early Bird Registration (through 5/31) - 10% discount for JSRC Members thru 5/31 $40 Online Pre-Registration (6/1 through 8/27) $45 Race Week & Event Day Late Registration (8/28 - 9/2) In-Person Only
Important: Race number bibs will be mailed to all registrants who register by July 31 to the RunSignUp registered address. Please be sure to log into your Runsignup.com profile to review your registration information to make sure that we have accurate mailing address, email address, gender, shirt selection, date of birth, etc. and update where applicable. Note that the post office has recently been delivering only to people living at the mailing address. Each year we have more and more bibs either returned to us or lost in the mail because of improper addresses. Returned bibs WILL NOT be re-mailed. If you have not received your bib by August 10 or your information is incorrect, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be able to receive a new bib during race week (see schedule below) for a $5 fee. Registrants who sign up on or after August 1 will be able to pick their bibs at the pickup locations on the dates listed below.
EVENT DAY INFORMATION
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM - Late Registration, T-shirt & bib pick up 8:00 AM - 5 Mile Run 9:30 AM - Award Ceremony
AWARDS (based on gun time) Silver Lake Park Gazebo at approx. 9:30 AM on race day – No mailings No duplicate awards
Overall – Top 5 Male/Female - $150/$125/$100/$75/$50 Masters (40 & over) – Top 3 Male/Female - $125/$100/$75 Belmar Full Time Resident – Top Male/Female - $25 Wheelchair – Top Male/Female - $25 Age Group Awards - Top 3 Male/Female – Belmar 5 Beach Towel 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-85, 86-89 and 90+
Kid’s Races Friday, September 1, 2023 – 6:30 PM Silver Lake Park Ages 1 -12
KIDS RACES REGISTRATION
$12 Early Bird Registration (through 5/31) $15 Pre-Registration (6/1 through 8/29) $20 Race Week & Event Day Registration (8/30 - 9/1) In-Person Only Kid’s registration includes: Finisher medal, t-shirt, kid’s activities
BELMAR 5 MILE & KID'S RACES T-SHIRT AND RACE BIB # PICKUP SCHEDULE: ***Important: 5 Mile-You must bring your actual race number bib with you to pick-up your shirt. ***Please bring your confirmation email to expedite bib pickup.
August 30, 2023 | 5-8 PM (Wednesday) Goodwill Hose Co., 610 7th Ave, Belmar August 31, 2023 | 4-7 PM (Thursday) Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave, Lake Como September 1, 2023 |5 Mile 4:00-7 PM (Friday) Taylor Pavilion, Ocean Ave at 5th & 6th Aves, Belmar |Kid's Races 5:00-6:15 PM (Friday) Silver Lake Park, Ocean Ave at 5th & 6th Aves September 2, 2023 | 6:30-7:45 AM (Saturday) Taylor Pavilion
Register online as a Team for the Belmar 5 mile team competition. Team entry is free. No additional charge to be on a team. Team Awards at the Bar A post-race celebration
The Belmar Goodwill Hose Co. is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization that provides emergency fire and rescue services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to residents and visitors to the Borough of Belmar since 1898. The squad is staffed 100% by volunteer firemen and relies on charitable contributions to help fund equipment and operating expenses. Please consider making a donation during registration to support the volunteer first responders who serve our community.
POST RACE PARTY
After the race, we invite everyone to join the post-race celebration for a barbecue, entertainment and drinks at Bar Anticipation. There will also be a team awards presentation, lots of gift cards donated by local merchants, two bicycles compliments of Miller Lite and two 2024 Belmar beach badges. Joe's Surf Shack also welcomes Belmar 5 runners.
HEAT ADVISORY Temperatures/humidity can be high on the Jersey Shore during the summer months. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.
STRICTLY PROHIBITED Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited. Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start at the back of the runners/walkers and avoid interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.
EVENT PARKING Arrive early - Allow extra time as parking in Belmar is limited this time of the year. Note that there will be street closures along the race course starting at 6:30 am. Do Not attempt to drive into these areas. There will be restricted parking along the race course. There will be no parking on Ocean Ave between 6th Avenue and the BeImar-Avon Bridge. Metered parking will in effect at 7 am. We request that you respect the town’s parking rules, nearby residential homes and businesses.
2022 Belmar 5 Mile by the numbers: 1st Place - Rob Napolitano, Belmar, NJ - time: 24:35 Pace: 4:55 1st Female - Clara Peterson, Corte Madera, CA - time: 27:34 Pace: 5:31 Overall Place: 11th 2456: Number registered 1973: Number of finishers 997: Number of male finishers 976: Number of female finishers 7: Age of the youngest runner - Noah Costa-Stienstra, time: 1 hour 0 min, 1554th place overall 86: Age of the oldest runner - Olie Nelson, time: 1 hour 15 min, 1846th place overall 10: Number of Belmar residents - top 3 overall in age groups 189: Number of Belmar residents who crossed the finish line 15: Number of states participants hailed from 358: Donations totaling $4572.00
Ocean & 2nd Ave
Belmar, NJ US 07719
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