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Flamingo 5K

Saturday April 17th, 2021

Sarasota, FL

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The live, in-person event will be capped but there are still spots remaining.


Great news just keeps going...Awards!  All the categories 1-deep including Overall, Youth (14& under) and Masters over 40 through Veteran Grandmasters over 70 and Age Groups 3-deep 9 & under, then 5 year increments to 80 & over.

The Flamingo 5K has custom finisher medals for all our participants, in-person and virtual! 

This is a “real”, in-person Flamingo 5K on Saturday, April 17, 2021 with a Virtual Option you can do anytime during April (select which one during registration)    


Location:  Staging from the Sarasota Event Center/Sahib Shrine on the corner of Circus Boulevard and Beneva Road (600 N Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL  34232)  Lots of easy, free parking.

Start Time:  An open start timeframe from 7:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. allowing for social distancing.  The Flamingo 5K will be professionally timed by Durti Timing.  A chip start and finish, your race will begin when you cross the start mat and end when you cross the finish at the very same location.

COVID Precautions:

If you test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19 or otherwise become ill within 14 days of the event, we request you not come to the Flamingo 5K.  Please notify us before the event and we will work with you to defer, transfer or change to virtual.  Temperature checks will be conducted as you arrive on-site and if yours exceeds 100.4 you will be asked to leave.  

Please do not bring guests or spectators to the race area.  We normally welcome everyone but this time everyone in your party should be a registered participant.  

You will not need to wear a mask during your run or on your way to the start line.  However, we ask that you wear a mask or face shield to pick up your race packet and at other times around the venue when not able to appropriately distance from those outside of your household.

UPDATE  There WILL be a water station on the course that you will pass twice (around 1 1/2 miles and again about 2 1/4 miles) serving 8 oz bottles.  Please bring the empties back to the finish for recycling or dispose at the aid station.

Post-race refreshments will be a grab-n-go pre-packaged snacks along with water, Gatorade, Coke or Diet Coke.

UPDATE  We will have awards!   Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, Sr. Grandmasters, Veteran Grandmasters and Youth Overall 14 & under will be announced and presented as soon as our timer can be officially determined.  3-deep age group awards: Awards will be available for our Age Group Winners to pick up.  Please be a little patient as the results you receive via email or text are only preliminary as someone may have opted to start later than you and may wind up with a faster chip time.  All awards will be chip time!  To help with proper distancing and avoid crowding, we will not post printed results but will have QR codes around that you will be able to scan with your device to view the results online at RunSignUp.

We are taking precautions that will include ensuring soap is available in the restrooms, hand-sanitizer in the race area, volunteers wearing face coverings and gloves (as appropriate), and frequently touched surfaces will be wiped with disinfectant wipes during the event.

We want to remind you of the CDC guidelines for your own safety:

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Wear a mask when social distancing is difficult

  • Cover your cough or sneeze

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands

We look forward to being able to see our running friends once again and hope you’ll join our Flamingo 5K Flock!

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Start Location

Sarasota Event Center/Sahib Shrine, Sarasota, FL

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