THE 5K FLAMINGO RUN
KICKS OFF THE MELBOURNE ART FESTIVAL
The 26th Melbourne Art Festival 5K Flamingo Run will be held Saturday, April 26th starting at 7:30 a.m. The 5K Flamingo Run is one of the largest 5K races in Brevard County and has established the reputation as one of the best executed and most fun runs in Central Florida. As the opening act for the annual Melbourne Art Festival (MAF), this premier event will host over 1700 runners and walkers for the 27th annual run. The proceeds from the race are used to promote and encourage artistic endeavors, education, and appreciation in Brevard County. Come join us for a great time and a great cause
The race will start on Melbourne Ave. just west of the US-1 overpass. You will run along scenic Crane Creek to the Melbourne Causeway (one lane closed to traffic) for a spectacular view of the Indian River. A water stop marks the turnaround point to return over the bridge. Climb the last hill on Depot Drive, turn right on E. New Haven Ave. and race to the finish line located by the MAF stage. Last year's best times and records are below. Recent times can be found at the links on this website.
Course Gmap Link
After the race, runners can enjoy a huge spread of mouth-watering treats including an array of fresh fruits, breads, juices, sandwiches, and all the bottled water you can drink as part of a spectacular post race celebration that is unequalled on the race circuit. For those daring runners, complimentary beer is also provided after the run. Included in the festivities is Timmy Vee playing everyone's favorite tunes and prize give aways that are always a crowd pleaser. Awards are provided in 11 age categories as well as for overall, master, and team challenge.
Entry fees for the 2014 race:
- $30 for individual runners pre-registered by April 18th, 2014.
- $28 each for team members (minimum 5 per team) pre-registered by April 18th, 2014. (special corporate rate available, contact the (Race Director))
- $20 for runners 9 and under.
- $35 for ALL runners after April 18th and day of race.
Entry fees include the pre and post run festivities, your commemorative technical race shirt for the first 1,500 registrants, a souvenir race packet, and an incredible raffle of gift certificates and prizes for all runners while race results are tallied.
Register by Friday, April 18th, 2014 at either:
- On-line at Running Zone.com
- In person at Running Zone located at 3696 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne
- Download and complete application and Mail to:
Attention: Art Festival 5K Run
3696 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
(Please Make Checks Payable to Melbourne Art Festival)
Race packet pick-up will be available at Running Zone Monday April 21st– Friday April 25th. Given the number of runners, we highly suggest you visit Running Zone to pick up your race packet. Day of race registration & check-in for packet pick-up begins at 6:00 A.M. until about 7:15 A.M.
This is a “can’t miss” event that fills up every year. Contact our Race Director with questions or to volunteer.
||1st Place Overall Male
||1st Place Overall Female
||Male Masters Champion
||Female Masters Champion
||Harris Race Team