FARA FEST Lei Day 5k and Flip Flop 1 Mile

Date/Time Venue/Location
May 13
9:00am - 1:00pm
17th Street Stage / Park (Dairy Queen Grill & Chill)
1700 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451

Ticketing Information:

Flip Flop 1 mile $20 Early Bird $25 Regular Entry
Lei Day 5k $35 Early Bird $40 Regular Entry


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IT ENDED ON May 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The annual FARA FEST Lei Day 5k and Flip Flop 1 mile on is a fun Jimmy Buffett themed run to benefit the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). We invite you to join our “race to cure FA” by either registering, donating, and/or volunteering.

Festivities include a post race Tailgate Beach party with live Jimmy Buffett tribute music, free food vendors, “Frozen Concoction” snow cone stand, Parrot Head Best Dress Competition, kids activities, award ceremony, raffle prizes, and more!

All finishers will receive an event t-shirt, finish line lei, finisher medal, and free access to the post race Tailgate Beach Party.


WHAT’S NEW

Due to the storm forecast for this morning, we are delaying the start of our FARA Fest Activities until later this morning. Please see the updated event schedule in the image below.

The safety of our participants and volunteers is still our top priority. If you see lightning or hear thunder while participating in this event, seek shelter immediately. Remain there for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap or lightning strike before returning to the park.
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Due to the storm forecast for this morning, we are delaying the start of our FARA Fest Activities until later this morning. Please see the updated event schedule in the image below. The safety of our participants and volunteers is still our top priority. If you see lightning or hear thunder while participating in this event, seek shelter immediately. Remain there for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap or lightning strike before returning to the park.

Comment on Facebook

I don't understand, why the delay? The weather is not that bad. I can't run at 11, is there a way to transfer?

I won't be able to make it to the new time due to my work schedule. Can the credit go towards another race or can I get my shirt and medal through the mail to complete it virtually?

Thank you for the update see you at 11am!!

Thank you!!

Cathy Henley 😍😍😍😍

Andy Thurmond

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A special shot out to the Tallwood High School Track and Field and to an amazing young lady, Erin Weible, for coordinating a run to honor Luke who battles with FA. Your support means the world to us. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

A special shot out to the Tallwood High School Track and Field and to an amazing young lady, Erin Weible, for coordinating a run to honor Luke who battles with FA. Your support means the world to us. ❤️

Just a reminder that packet pick up will be at Running Etc. (Off Laskin Rd) from 2-7pm today!!! You may pick up packets for someone else. We just ask if you please bring a note of permission so everyone is on the same page. We will be handing out medals, t-shirts, Calypso drink tickets, conducting a raffle with cool raffles including our 50/50 raffle for a chance to win instant cash!! In addition, we are still a GO for tomorrow. We will be sending out an update to our registered participants at 8pm tonight regarding our storm plans. Please be on the look out for that email. Thank you all for your support as your safety is our first priority, and we will consider this as we continue to monitor the weather. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

What if I bought mine, Hubbys and daughters ticket Do I still need something to say I can pick theirs up? I bought them can I just show my email? 😳

I wasn't given drink tickets when I picked up my and my daughter's packet. Is that a problem?

Lori O'Connell please send me an email saying it's ok to pick up your Mikey and martins race packets

Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run

FARA FEST is almost here and we are so excited to celebrate our 5th annual event with you all! As of right now we are still a GO!! However, we will continue to monitor the weather and will be sure to update our FACEBOOK page and send out emails to our registered participants should anything change. Should there be severe storms in the area at the start of the event on Saturday, we may consider moving the start times back a few hours. (We will notify you again through FACEBOOK and email.) In addition, we STRONGLY suggest all participants attend our pre-packet pick up on Friday May 12th at Running Etc (off Laskin Rd) from 2pm-7pm. This will be a great opportunity to pick up your race swag without getting soaked! We will stay in touch! Thanks again for your support and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

If you move the race time can we get a transfer until next year? I have something right after the race so I could not run if the time is moved

Can we pick up for someone else if we have a copy of their ID

Is there a plan if the weather remains severe throughout the entire day? (as in thunder/lightning, not just rain).

Getting Lei-D in the rain will be so much fun!!! Rain or Shine the party must go on. Just a heads up, our online registration will close this Thursday May 11th at 5pm. We will accept walk up registrations at our pre-packet pick up on Friday May 12th at Running Etc (off Laskin Rd) from 2pm-7pm, and on Race Day May 13th at 17th Street Park from 8:30-9:30am (Rates increase on race day). Our Lei Day 5k will start at 9:30am and our Flip Flop 1 mile will start after the 5k. An informative email with all of our race details will be sent to our registered participants tomorrow (Wednesday). See you all at the finish line:) ... See MoreSee Less

Friday April 28th, 2017

Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run

We are so grateful for our 2017 Sponsors! Thank you for supporting FARA in our efforts to cure FA. ... See MoreSee Less

We are so grateful for our 2017 Sponsors! Thank you for supporting FARA in our efforts to cure FA.

Sunday April 23rd, 2017

Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run

FARA FEST Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile is Saturday May 13, 2017. Join the largest Parrot Head run in Virginia Beach as we get Lei-D at the finish line. Register or Donate today at www.farafest.com. Together we will cure FA! ... See MoreSee Less

FARA FEST Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile is Saturday May 13, 2017. Join the largest Parrot Head run in Virginia Beach as we get Lei-D at the finish line. Register or Donate today at www.farafest.com. Together we will cure FA!

Friday April 7th, 2017

Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run

Just a friendly reminder that the FARA FEST event t-shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by April 15. Sign up today! www.farafest.com ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Bobbi Sawyers Lauren Mackenzie don't forget to register under my team. Let's lei 😁😁

Saturday April 1st, 2017

Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run

Order your Cure FA nails today and wear them to FARA FEST to show your support!! Jamberry is graciously donating a percentage of it's sales to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday March 19th, 2017

Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run

NEW this year! Cure FA nail wraps. Jamberry is graciously donating a percentage of it's total sales to the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Order your fun, festive nails today and wear them to FARA FEST to show your support:) www.jamberry.com/us/en/shop/marketplace/lisastam?pageSize=24 ... See MoreSee Less

NEW this year! Cure FA nail wraps. Jamberry is graciously donating a percentage of its total sales to the Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Order your fun, festive nails today and wear them to FARA FEST to show your support:) https://www.jamberry.com/us/en/shop/marketplace/lisastam?pageSize=24
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