_ The 2022 Let's Flamingle, An Awesomesauce Event:
Fun fact: flamingos are very social animals. They hang out in large packs, mingling. So that means that when large packs of runners who like having a good time get together in Central Florida, they must want to FLAMINGLE.
It's an Awesomesauce Event with some vintage Florida flair. Grab your flamingo loving, Golden Girls watching, orange juice drinking buddies and join us for food, fun, friendship, and a little run - or walk - through the park. With distances from 5K to half marathon, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
Our races are super low-key and non-competitive; we'd prefer to race you vs. you, not you vs. anyone else. We DO time these races and post results though, so these races qualify for 50 States Half Marathon Club and Half Fanatics AND they meet the qualifications for Disney corral placement! There is a 4 hour time limit for all distances with an optional early start if you think you'll take longer than four hours. Walkers are TOTALLY welcome at all of our events; there is no running police here! We don't care if you're fast or if you're slow, we just care that you have a good time!
Your registration fee includes entry into the race distance of your choosing, race swag, finisher medal for all distances, and our usual giant aid station setup including Gatorade, water, energy gels, snacks of all kinds, and a ridiculous amount of food.
The course is a 2.62 mile paved lap on the greenway path. You will pass the start/finish/aid station area multiple times throughout the race. Wait - what?! We are running in laps? Yep! The beauty of a lapped course means that you're never alone; everyone gets to flaMINGLE all day long! This also means you're welcome to leave a drop bag to access your own personal goodies and you can shed layers as you warm up, and you can reapply sunscreen, address any potential issues such as blisters, etc.
Awesomesauce Events produces low-key, laid-back running events that are focused more about camaraderie instead of competition. Our courses are not certified and not Boston qualifiers, but they are measured accurately and are USATF sanctioned. They are usually no bigger than 100 people. You won't find mid-race splits or mile markers or bands on every corner or an army of volunteers with their arms outstretched holding drinks just for you. There are plenty of races that are more serious, and we choose to run for fun. We do time our races and the results are posted online, but you will not be timed to the millisecond by chip timing equipment. If these things are important to you, we welcome you to search out other race companies. Our races are more like having a picnic with your friends with some running or walking thrown in for fun. We welcome fun-loving, laid-back, family atmosphere type people who are more worried about having a good time over running absolutely as fast as they can. As with any other race put on by any other company, registration fees and add-on fees are final and are not refundable or transferable for any reason. Prices are subject to change. The races will go on rain or shine.
Visit our website for more information about us and our race philosophy!
When you sign up for 2022, you do so with the understanding that if we do not have enough participants - runners/walkers AND volunteers - to cover our costs as well as staff everything, we will cancel the race and you will be issued a race CREDIT that will be good for up to 3 years. There will not be refunds, nor will there be a virtual option. This is the new reality that we're living with, at least for a little while, while every small business owner makes tough decisions about next steps. It might be too soon to bring this one back, but we're going to let y'all decide that, because we're willing to give it to you if you're willing to show up and help make it happen!
***********IF YOU DEFERRED OR CHOSE A RACE TRANSFER DUE TO A CANCELLED RACE IN 2020***********
Making individual codes for every person who deferred or transferred a race in 2020 would take a really long time, and it's just way too labor intensive to make sense, so we have set codes for each race that we were forced to cancel last year. If you were one of the people affected (i.e. you paid for a race last year and did not attend and did not choose the virtual option, due to the pandemic), here is what you do: Register, DO NOT PAY, use the coupon code that refers to the race that you did NOT complete and did NOT choose to do virtually. You may only use this code ONCE. The code may be used for a distance equal to or shorter than the one you were originally signed up for. We WILL be checking the list to catch anyone who fraudulently uses a code, and you will NOT be permitted to participate on race day, and will be banned from all future Awesomesauce events, so we suggest you don't try any funny business. DO NOT use the codes if you were NOT signed up for these races in 2020. DO NOT use the codes if you chose to have a virtual packet mailed to you.
If you pay for your race registration without using the code, you will NOT be refunded. Do not pay and then email us or ask us on race day for a refund because you were due a race deferral/transfer. Runsignup charges us to refund you, and it's a hefty fee that makes us lose a lot of money, so we will not do it.
Things are still VERY touch and go this year, and we do not expect all of our races to be scheduled in 2022. We are taking each state, municipality, and park one at a time and doing our very best to get as many races up and running as possible. Many factors contribute to whether or not a race can happen. Like with this park, they were willing to work out a compromise on location for us, while keeping everything else the same, but not all locations are operating with such flexibility and being willing to accommodate our standards. If the race you want to hold out for is not open for registration, that is because we simply DO NOT KNOW if it will be happening. We don't have a crystal ball. There are a lot of things outside of our control, many people involved in making decisions as to whether races can go on. Emailing to ask isn't going to get you an answer, because if we KNOW we are able to have a race, we will post it on our website and open registration. Your race transfer/deferral will be good until at least 2023, so you can wait on using it if you'd prefer.
RUNAMOK2020 - Run Amok (Chattanooga, TN)
KOOKY2020 - Kooky Not Spooky (Chattanooga, TN)
SPOOK2020 - Spookasaurus (Orlando, FL)
MO2020 - Mo Bell (Dickson, TN)
BURNGA2020 - Burn Your Half Off Georgia (Canton, GA)
BURNORL2020 - Burn Your Half Off Orlando (Orlando, FL)
BURNKY2020 - Burn Your Half Off Kentucky (Paducah, KY)
HOT2020 - Some Like It Hot (Knoxville, TN)
BURNTN2020 - Burn Your Half Off Tennessee (Chattanooga, TN)
BURNOH2020 - Burn Your Half Off Ohio (Dayton, OH)
SSD2020 - Sweet Southern Discomfort
DAM2020 - That Dam Race (Chattanooga, TN)
UNICORN2020 - Born To Be a Unicorn (Orlando, FL)
FLAMINGLE2020 - Let's Flamingle (Ocala, FL)
RACCOON2020 - Run Raccoon Mountain (Chattanooga, TN)
2021 Results: not available ???
2020 Results: Cancelled due to Covid-19
2019 Results at: runsignup.com
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