Dia De Sombrero 5K & Fun Run

Sat May 1, 2021 Daytona Beach, FL 32118 US Directions
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Dia De Sombrero 5K and Fun Run

$25 7:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after April 24, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
451 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL US 32118

Join the beachside excitement for this fun 5K & Fun Run on beautiful Daytona Beach!   We encourage you to wear your most festive Mexican-themed attire and sombrero! Enjoy the sounds of the surf from the "World's Most Famous Beach" for our morning race. A portion of the race proceeds benefits the Save the Manatee Club providing manatee support and education. (www.savethemanatee.org).Their mission is to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.


Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the sun and sand at their feet for this Mexican sombrero-themed 5K and Fun Run! Join us after the race at Crabby's Oceanside where you'll enjoy food, fun, and a complimentary beer and slider!



The COVID 19 pandemic has forced us to make a few event format changes and to put safeguards in place for everyone’s comfort and safety.  Participant and volunteer peace of mind and safety is paramount in our planning and execution. We ask that everyone maintain a 6-foot distance throughout the event. All non-participants/supporters attending must remain off the beach. They may view their runner from the safety of Crabby's Oceanside or anywhere inland side of the beach wall divider while maintaining a 6-foot distance from others.

All event staff will be utilizing the safety of masks and gloves. Participants are required to wear a mask pre and post-race. Hand sanitizer will be provided at multiple locations throughout the registration/water stations. Runners are encouraged to wear masks as often as possible throughout their registration and pre-race start period. Bathrooms are available along with parking at SunSplash Park. SunSplash Park is located at the lot south of Crabby's Oceanside at 611 South Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach FL 32118. We ask no more than two people at a time per bathroom, maintaining a 6-foot distance. Additional bathrooms are located at Crabby's Oceanside. Please maintain the same social distancing.

If you have tested positive or recovered from COVID 19, have been exposed to COVID, have been medically quarantined within 14-days leading up to the Race, feel feverish or have a current fever, we ask that you change your race status to Virtual participation at runsignup.com/diadesombrero


Dia De Sombrero 5K and Fun Run


Crabby's Oceanside
Day of Registration - 7:30a.m. - Race - 8:30 a.m.

Runners, walkers, and joggers are welcome to participate in this chip-timed race, with registration starting at 7:30 am and race start time at 8:30 am. This race will be a Wave Start event.  It is chipped timed, so your time does not begin until you cross the start line. Wave groups will be based on the estimated pace per mile. Although there will be no award ceremony or categories, Top 3 Male and Female will be posted online as well as a finisher medal for everyone participating. If you plan on attempting a top 3 finish, make sure to be in the first wave of runners as the race begins. The DJ will provide instructions throughout the race as well as social distancing guidelines.



Before April 24th-$25          

April 25th - 30th- $30.00

Day of Race - $35.00


Anyone who would like to donate any amount of money besides their entry fee may do so upon pre-registering. All donations and a portion of the proceeds go to The Marine Science Center 

Packet pickup will take place on race day at the race site from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 am.


For those who want to run/walk the 5k on their own time, race day attendance is not mandatory.  Please register under the VIRTUAL option at runsignup.com/diadesombrero.  T-Shirts and Medals can be mailed to the address provided at online registration or given race day if registering at the event.


7:30am - Registration Opens
8:30 am - 5k Race Starts
Around 9:30 - Post-race party to use Free Drink Card and Get a free slider! Located at Crabby's Oceanside 451 South Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach FL 32118

Shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. Shirts not guaranteed on race day.

All race participants will receive a Finisher Medal. The top three male and Female will be posted online along with race times at runsignup.com/diadesombrero

When and where does the race take place?
Saturday, May 1st, 2021. The race course begins and ends on the beach in front of Crabby's Oceanside 451 South Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach FL 32118.  Registration opens at 7:30 am. The race start time is promptly 8:30 am.

How long is the course? 
The 5K is 3.1 miles.

How will I be timed? 
The race uses an electronic timing system that records race time and place via a transponder chip that will be given out at registration. Each individual competing in the 5K is required to use the race chip. Official times will not be recorded without a chip. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.

When and where do I pick up my registration materials?
Registration starts at 7:30 am for all participants – pre-registered runners have a separate registration station. Look for the Pre-Registered sign/banner. Walk-Up Registration has its own registration station, also look for the Walk-Up Registration sign/banner.

How will I receive my results?
Official results are posted online at runsignup.com/diadesombrero

Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided?
No, a custom chip and bib will be provided.

Who gets a T-shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes seven weekdays before the race are guaranteed a free race t-shirt.  The remaining shirts for walk-up runners are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of participants may face limited sizes and availability.

What if I need help along the way?
Qualified emergency medical professionals are available to provide assistance at the start/finish lines.

Can I participate in the event with my dog?
Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.

Can I participate with a stroller?
Yes, nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our kids is special. Please, however, start in the latter part of the runners.

What do I do with my personal items while I’m running?

Unfortunately for the safety of everyone participating there will be no gear drop-off area on race day. Please leave your belongings in your car or with a non-participant. 

Should I bring my own water?
Yes. For the safety of everyone participating, runners are encouraged to bring their own water. However, we will provide single-serving water bottles at the Start/Finish line as well as one-third in and two-thirds in of the race at a designated water station on the course. 

How do I register?
We are doing our best to make registration and payment a contactless transaction for everyone. You will need to register online to participate in the race. Go to RunSignUp.com./diadesombrero. Walk-up registration is available at the event, starting at 7:30 amon the day of the race. Walk-up registrants will be advised to use their phone to register and pay online if not registered before arriving. Cash and Checks will NOT be accepted.

How much does it cost?

Early registration is $25 per person until April 24th.

$30 between April 25th - April 30th.

In-person registration is $35 per person on the day of the race
Again, register at RunSignUp.com./diadesombrero


I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned?
We appreciate your race registration. We are unable to issue refunds or transfer registration. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.

Will the race be held if it's raining?
The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a raincoat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them. 

What will be provided after the race?

Finisher Medals will be available for Contact-Free pick up immediately upon finishing the race. The medals will be placed at two tables located directly at the Finish Line for your convenience and safety. Runners may then use their “Free drink ticket” provided at registration, as well as receive a complimentary Slider Crabby's Oceanside at 451 South Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach FL 32118

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available at Crabby's Oceanside as well as SunSplash Park (recommended) located to the south of Crabby's Oceanside at 611 South Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach FL 32118. The race starts and ends at the same location.

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