Belmar Five Mile Run

JULY 14, 2018 Belmar, NJ US 07719 Directions
Runners Information

Thank you for entering the 42nd Annual Belmar Five Mile Run.  Race will be held Rain or Shine.

Packet Pickup / Registration –  Race week Packet Pick-up Schedule:

Wednesday, July  11   Goodwill Fire Co       6–8 pm   610 7th Avenue, Belmar  Note Location

Thursday, July  12   Goodwill Fire Co       6–8 pm    

Friday, July  13   Silver Lake Park*     5–8 pm    *Ocean Ave, near Fifth Avenue,  PLUS Fireworks

Saturday (Race Day) Pick-up and/or register at Silver Lake Park* starting at 7:00 a.m.

Saturday (Race Day) - RACE START IS 8:30 AM

 T-Shirts and Goodie Bags  - are to be picked up at the times listed above. Important - You must have your mailed bib number (actual bib) to pick up your race packet and T-shirt. Bib numbers will be mailed to those who register by July 1. Bibs for late registrants will be held for pickup during packet pickup hours. Packets and T-shirts must be picked up by 10:30 am Race Day, after which shirts will be given to Volunteers.  NO EXCEPTIONS, NO MAILINGS.

 Mug & Tote Bag -  Pre-race pickup will be available, during the hours and locations above. Race Day – pick up your mug and tote bag in Silver Lake Park, Ocean Ave, near Fifth Avenue. Commemorative mugs to all participants. Commemorative Tote bags are guaranteed to the first 2,000 pre-registered runners.

 Kid’s Races - On Friday Evening, registration and packet pickup for kids races will be in Silver Lake Park, Ocean Ave, near Fifth Avenue, beginning at 5:30 pm. The Kids’ Races start at 6:30, followed by fireworks!

 Race Numbers - Your race number is enclosed. Your timing tag (B-Tag) is affixed to the back race number. Do not remove the tag. Race number MUST be pinned FLAT to the front of your shirt on race day, clearly visible on the front of the torso (not covered), unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle), and pinned in all four corners, or you may not be scored or receive an accurate time. If bib is lost, bring a copy of your cancelled check or registration confirmation e-mail. Bib numbers for late registrants will be held for pickup during packet pickup hours.

 Do not give your bib to someone without an official transfer, or you will be banned from future races. If you are not able to run and have someone who wants to take your place, please email for transfer information. NO Bandits (unregistered runners) allowed - You must be the person assigned to the bib number, especially if an emergency occurs. Homeland Security and EMS will have a list of the registrants with their assigned bib numbers with the emergency contact numbers.

 Information / Problems - Check in at the “HELP” desk, Silver Lake Park.

 Directions - From the Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 98, Route 195/138 East. Take Route 35 North to 16th Avenue. Turn right onto 16th Avenue, heading east. Turn left onto Ocean Avenue, and head north to 5th Avenue. (use 501 Ocean Avenue for GPS)

 Parking -  Allow extra time as available parking may be few blocks from the start/finish. There will be no parking on Ocean Avenue between 6th Avenue and the BeImar-Avon  Bridge. The bridge will be raised and the roadway closed at 7 am on race day. Parking rules and metered parking will be enforced. There is ample parking on side roads. Please be courteous and do not block driveways. Again this year, you may park at the Bar A lot on 16th Avenue adjacent to the R.R. and the Bar Anticipation courtesy Shuttles will run back and forth to Silver Lake Park, before and after the race.

 Restrooms – All boardwalk restrooms will be open at 7 a.m. Port-o-johns are located in Silver Lake Park.

 Water - It is important for runners to drink plenty of water prior to, during and after the race. Water is available before the race, in the park on Ocean Avenue between 1st & 2nd Avenues, just north of the starting line. Water is available during the race -There are 4 water stops along the course.

The Start - 8:30 am start. The start is located on Ocean Avenues at 2nd Avenue. Please move to the starting area at 8:15. Line up in accordance with your projected finishing place- Swiftest at the front, please. Note: All Runners must cross the starting line mats to be accurately scored.

 Safety - For the safety and enjoyment of all Belmar 5 runners, the course is restricted to registered runners, wheelchair division athletes and official race personal. Dogs, skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, bicycles, and baby joggers/strollers are prohibited. We also strongly discourage the use of radio/recorder head phones on the course. Headphones must be removed when approaching the finish line.

 First Aid - Belmar First Aid will be set up at the Finish Line. Your safety is our first concern- please run safely and run smart. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded - STOP. Look for one of the course marshals.

 Photographer Official photographer of the race will be present on the race course and in the finish area, runner’s photos can be found via a link from Bib photo courtesy of George Ertle.

 Timing / Finish / Results - Clocks are located at every mile. Only registered runners are allowed into the finishing chutes. For safety reasons, remove headphones before crossing the finish line.  Preliminary results will be posted on race day at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. A link for online results can be found or

 Race Day Refreshments - Complimentary refreshments for all registrants are available in Silver Lake Park. Please be considerate of the other runners. Refreshments are for runners only!

 Awards Ceremony - will take place at the gazebo in Silver Lake Park, beginning at 10:15 a.m.  Awards will not be mailed. If you are not able to attend the ceremony, please make every effort to have someone pickup your award. E-mail us after the race for a possible alternate award pickup location.  Belmar Five is part of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix, sponsored by McLoone's,    Race awards also presented to First Male & Female Full-Time Belmar Residents.  Team Awards will take place at Bar Anticipation on 16th Avenue at 1:00 pm.

Pre Race Activities –

  • Thursday,  Packet Pickup and Pre-Race Party at Goodwill Fire Co. 6-8 pm
  • Friday, Join us for the Kid’s Races.  After the races stay around for FREE Fireworks on the Beach. The fun begins at 6:30 pm.

 Post Race Activities –

  • Enjoy a complimentary massage by AMTA Sports Massage and stop by the sponsor and merchant tables in Silver Lake Park, for sampling and giveaways.
  • Team awards, Free Music and Beach Party, thanks to Miller Lite after the race at Bar Anticipation, with random drawings for runners.  Bring your Belmar Five Mug – mug discounts all day after the Race!     Bar Anticipation - 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como


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