51st Annual Easter Beach Run on March 31st
The 51st Annual Easter Beach Run is kicking off on March 31st and everyone in Daytona Beach is getting ready for this big event! This special beach run started in 1967 by the city and was held on Easter Sunday to provide a welcome activity to college/university students who were visiting Daytona Beach in summer.
It is now considered the oldest footrace in the state of Florida and is much anticipated because of the volume of guests and tourists that come in just for the fun!
What Should You Expect When You Join The Annual Easter Beach Run?
Apart from the natural camaraderie with your group mates, you will also get to experience Daytona Beach intimately as the course will take you on a scenic route where you’ll drink the beautiful sights and sounds of this fair beach city.
The course will be held on the World’s Most Famous Beach. Everyone is welcome from the sprightliest teenagers to the most adorable kids. There are categories for every health type and age so everyone in the family can participate.
Right after the race, participants are invited to head over to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., for some festive shrimp dishes and tasty grits. Additional sponsors and affiliated vendors will also be present, providing aid, information and countless treats to visitors coming in from all over the state and beyond. It’s going to be a fun, safe and exciting Annual Easter Beach Run for everyone, guaranteed!
A 5K Race Director will be professionally timing each of the events. You can form your own group or joining existing ones that have already registered. Now is a great time to purchase as ticket prices are still low. Prices will increase for all five events on March 18, 2018 at 11:59 EDT.
The five events for the annual beach run are as follows: 4 Mile Run/Walk, 2 Mile Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run – 50 Yards (3-5 years old), Kids Fun Run 100 Yards (6-7 years old) and Kids Fun Run ¼ Mile (8-9 years old). Like we said before, there’s a category for the entire family, so don’t worry about not being able to bring your kids along.
The 4-mile and 2-mile races will be held at 10 AM and 10:05 AM respectively, beginning at the Daytona Beach Bandshell stadium. All teams and ages are welcome to these two events. For the 4-miler race, first place will get $600 (female and male split), 2nd place will get $300 and finally, third place will get $100. Kid’s races will begin 15 minutes earlier. Pre-registration fees are as follows: for the 2-mile and 4-mile races, adults will be charged $30.
After March 13, the price goes up to $35. Same day race registration will also be available. For the kid’s races, there will be a $15 entry fee. Race day packets will be available for pickup on Saturday, starting at 7:30 AM.
The Shores Resort & Spa is inviting everyone to drop by for brunch the following day after the race. Book with us for a few days to relax at Daytona Beach Shores before and after race day! Visit our Special Offers page to book our Spring Family Package, and make your reservations today. We look forward to seeing you soon!