march, 2020

21mar7:30 AMDowntown Melbourne 5K Run/Walk - CANCELED DUE TO COVID-197:30 AM 900 E. New Haven Ave


Event Details

Downtown Melbourne 5K Run/Walk – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

The last 2 weeks have been spent closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 both here in Brevard, nationally and internationally. After consulting with our board of directors, our race management company and based on the recommendation from Governor DeSantis to cancel or postpone all mass gatherings for the next 30 days, we have come to the conclusion that it would be irresponsible to hold a mass gathering this weekend. We have decided to cancel this year’s Downtown Melbourne 5K scheduled for next Saturday, March 21st. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to reschedule the event to a later date.
While the decision to cancel was one we did not take lightly, ultimately the right decision was clear. The safety and security of our runners, volunteers, staff, partners, and spectators are always our main concern.
Here are the following choices you have as a result of the cancellation:
  • Although we have the usual disclaimer in our registration materials that no refunds or deferrals will be given, we want to offer everyone a chance to defer this year’s entry fee until next year. Once registration opens for 2021, please email us and let us know you would like a 100% discount code to register for next year’s event (March 20, 2021)
  • Or, if appealing to you, allow the Haven to keep the registration fee to help the children of the Haven (please, please, please).
We understand your disappointment and appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this process together. We hope you can join us next year. Our race date is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021.
Kim Straehla
Executive Director
The Haven for Children Inc





Race Director: Vimarie Monopoli/Frank Webbe

Race Director Email: or

Beneficiary: The Haven


(Saturday) 7:30 AM


New Wizardly Race House Start (corner of Municipal Lane)

900 E. New Haven Ave