Race Frequently Asked Questions
- When and where is the event?
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Watercolor Marina Park
- What are the race start times?
7:30 AM 5K
8:15 AM Smile Mile (“Fastest Mile on 30A”)
- Are the races timed?
The Smile Mile and 5K races are timed and certified. Because the Smile Mile is timed, it is also known as the “Fastest Mile on 30A.”
- Are there awards and prizes for participating?
Yes and yes!
Top finisher in each race: Certificate for two nights at the Watercolor Inn
Top finisher in each division (Child and Adult) of each race: A medal
Top fundraising team: Certificate for a La Dolce Vita Beach Bonfire
Largest fundraising team: Certificate for a Rent Gear Here Beach Bonfire
- Are the races walker and family friendly?
The Smile Mile and 5K races are timed and walkers are welcome to participate in both races. Walkers with strollers are also welcome. Walkers and participants interested in a “fun run” rather than a race will be asked to start behind the runners and to yield to runners on the course. The course along 30A will be re-opened to traffic at approximately 9:00 AM.
- How do I register my child for a “fun run”?
When registering your child, simply choose your child’s preferred distance and complete the registration process. Walkers and participants interested in a “fun run” rather than a race will be asked to start behind runners and to yield to runners on the course.
- Can I participate in both races?
Yes. The 5K race starts at 7:30 AM and the Smile Mile starts at 8:15 AM. However, whichever race you register for (5K or Smile Mile) will be the race that you are timed for. If you choose to run the other race, official timing will only be counted for the race for which you are you registered. If you register and pay for both races, then both official times will be counted, but you will need to let the race time keeper know you are running two races.
- May I bring my dog?
Only service animals are permitted at the event.
- Are there any maps of the race venue?
Yes, you can find a map of the race venue at this LINK.
- Will water be available on the course?
Yes, water will be available water stations located at the race starting point and 5K turnaround point.
- What is the cost to register?
5K Adult (19 and older) Registration: $35
5K Child (4-18) Registration: $20
Smile Mile Adult (19 and older) Registration: $35
Smile Mile Child (4-18) Registration: $20
Children in Strollers and under the age of 4: Free!
- What does my registration fee cover?
Your registration fee covers your race entry which includes your timing bib, a T-shirt, entry to the Friday night CVHN Birthday Bash pre-race party, and a swag bag. The top finishers for each race will also receive a medal. See #4 for details on prizes and medals.
- How do I register for a race?
You can complete the online registration HERE. Online registration ends on Thursday, May 10 at midnight. You can also register on Friday night at the CVHN Birthday Bash pre-race party at The Backyard of Love at Hibiscus Café. Also, you can register on race day at the Registration Tent.
- Can I create or join a team?
Yes. When you register for a race, you have the option of creating or joining a fundraising team. The top fundraising team will receive a certificate for a La Dolce Vita Beach Bonfire. The largest fundraising team will receive a certificate for a Rent Gear Here Beach Bonfire.
- How do I get my race packet?
You can pick up your race packet at the following times and locations:
Friday, May 11: 5 – 7 PM at The Backyard of Love at Hibiscus Café CVHN Birthday Bash in Grayton Beach
Saturday, May 12: 6:45-7:15 AM at Watercolor Marina Park
- Where can I park for the event?
Parking is available at the following locations:
Street parking along Watercolor Blvd W and Watercolor Blvd E
Street parking around Watercolor Shops North and South of 30A
Public parking lot between Watercolor & Seaside
A shuttle will run between the Watercolor public parking lot and Watercolor Marina Park
- What is the CVHN Birthday Bash?
The CVHN Birthday Bash is the CVHN Smile Mile and 5K pre-race party where you can register, pick up your race packet, enjoymusic, beverages, food, and much more! We also are celebrating the 13thyear since the inception of CVHN programs! It’s a great time to learn more about the mission, vision, and programs of CVHN! The CVHN Birthday Bash is on Friday, May 11 from 5 – 9 PM at The Backyard of Love at Hibiscus Café in Grayton Beach. (Located south of AJ’s Seafood Restaurant off Hwy 283)
- Can I get a refund if I register but am unable to attend?
There are absolutely no refunds.