Mardi Gras 5K

Join us for the newest BEACH 5K in the country’s oldest city – the YMCA’s 3rd Annual Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run on February 24 at Anastasia State Park! Every participant will receive a Dri-fit race T-shirt! Shirts are guaranteed if registered before February 1, 2018. Bring your race bib to Salt Life’s Upper Deck starting at 11:00 am for a free beer or soft drink (race day only).

Anastasia State Park

5K – $25 / After Feb 9 – $30 / After Feb 22 – $35 / Race Day – $40


Parking will be first come first served at the State Park located at 1340 A1A, St. Augustine, FL 32080. Parking is limited. Participants are encouraged to carpool if possible.

Race timing is provided by Racesmith

Benefiting the Community

Each year, the St. Augustine YMCA awards to individuals and families of our community over $100,000 in membership and program participation fees. Funds raised in this event will help ensure that no one will be turned away because of inability to pay, including families seeking swim lessons and camp for children.

First Coast YMCA 5K Series

Do you have what it takes to complete all 8 YMCA races on the First Coast? We’re inviting everyone, and all ages, to participate in the YMCA’s 5K Race Series! All participants in the Series will receive an exclusive Series medal and tech shirt.


  • Y Members: $175 for all events
  • Non-Members: $200 for all events
Race Host YMCA Date
Flagler-Rama 5k Flagler Center YMCA October 7
Turkey Trot 5k Ponte Vedra YMCA November 23
Ugly Sweater 5k Winston Family YMCA December 9
Riverwalk 5K Winston Family YMCA January 28
Mardi Gras 5k St. Augustine YMCA February 24
Celebrate Life 5k Johnson Family YMCA March 3
Shrimp Run 5K McArthur Family YMCA May 5
First Coast Games 5k Brooks Family YMCA Summer 2018

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.