FARA FEST Lei Day 5k and Flip Flop 1 Mile
Flip Flop 1 mile $20 Early Bird $25 Regular Entry
Lei Day 5k $35 Early Bird $40 Regular Entry
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.
Saturday May 13th, 2017
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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?
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?
Thank you for the update see you at 11am!!
Cathy Henley 😍😍😍😍
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
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
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
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
Is there a plan if the weather remains severe throughout the entire day? (as in thunder/lightning, not just rain).
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
Wednesday May 10th, 2017
Is this still on, as the weather is showing thunderstorms Saturday morning? ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Brenda! We are still on as of right now, however, we will continue to monitor the weather and will keep you posted through FACEBOOK and email if something changes. Thank you for supporting FARA FEST:)
Great, thank you so much.
Tuesday May 9th, 2017
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
We are so grateful for our 2017 Sponsors! Thank you for supporting FARA in our efforts to cure FA. ... See MoreSee Less
Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run Lei Day 5k & Flip Flop 1 mile Walk/Run added 5 new photos.
Sunday April 23rd, 2017
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