In a uniquely St. Augustine Point to Point 5K, runners will escape from the Old Jail, begin a treacherous climb of the Vilano Bridge, and cross the finish line at Vilano Beach! Hosted by VeloFest Community Initiative and Old Town Trolley, the race is a fun and festive way to enjoy Halloween and get healthy!
Don your favorite costume, pull on some running shoes, and don’t get caught! Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome and if you’re not ready to break a sweat, there’s something for you too! The fun continues throughout the race and after for spectators with a 0.0 Costume Party and Fall Festival. This is a can’t-miss event on your October calendar.
The race takes place on Saturday, October 28 at 8am. Check-in and day-of registration begin at 6:30 with a stretch at 7:40. The beginning of the race, as well as check-in and registration, will be held at the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue. Trolleys are offered for spectators.
Pre-registration for the 5K is $25 and can be filled out on at www.runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=36762. Day-of registration is $45. All registrants receive a sought-after Dark Cycle Clothing designed Bella & Canvas T-Shirt, post-race beverages and snacks, certified USATF 5k handcuffs – we mean finisher medal – age group awards, and fun.
THE 0.0 COSTUME PARTY
If running isn’t your thing, no sweat! You can join the 0.0 Costume Party! It’s all the perks of a 5k with none of the work. Kids are free (t-shirts available for purchase) and can enjoy a Bike Rodeo, free helmets and lights, live music from The Ramona Band and entertainment from the BMX Trickstars plus Fall Festival Activities for them! And the adults? Don’t you worry. Smoking D’s, entertainers, and did someone mention world-famous Spice & Tea Exchange Bloody Marys and SweetWater Brewery on site plus Kookaburra Coffee? What a way to kick off your Halloween Weekend! Admission to the party for adults is a $25 donation. During the Bike Rodeo, anyone can test their bike acumen, receive a free fitted helmet as well as bike lights thanks to VeloFest, the St. Johns County Sheriff Office, and the FDOT!
In addition to medals for each finisher, awards will be presented to the winners in each age category. This year, the winning corporate team will receive a free full-page ad for their business in the upcoming December/January issue of our magazine!
For more information on the 5K and to pre-register, visit www.escapefromstaugustine.com. Images via the Jail Break 5K website.