Daytona Beach Area CVB Contacts

Media:  Kate Holcomb, APR, CVB director of communications, (386) 255-0415, ext. 125
Sports: Brandon Little, CVB Sports Manager, (386) 255-0415, ext. 138

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Daytona Beach Sports 1st Quarter Report

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – (January 3, 2019) – Celebrate the new year trackside, courtside or from the sidelines at these amazing venues in Daytona Beach, an award-winning sports host city:

Daytona Beach Spectator Sports:

January 4: Moonlight Beach Run along the World’s Most Famous Beach
January 11-12: Daytona Beach Classic Gymnastics  (USAG sanctioned)
January 11-12: Florida Volleyball Festival at the Ocean Center
January 12-19: Daytona Beach Pro Women’s Tennis Circuit at Florida Tennis Center
January 18: USA BOWL XIII National Championship Football Game at Daytona Stadium
January 24: BMW Enduro Challenge at Daytona International Speedway
January 25-26: Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway
February 1: Daytona Beach 100 Volleyball Tournament at Ocean Center
February 8-16: Speedweeks and DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway
February 8: Daytona Beach Half Marathon from Daytona International Speedway to the beach and back
February 8: Junior Middleweight Boxing Match featuring Evan Holyfield (son of four-time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield) at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
February 8-9: ACE Gymastics (USAG sanctioned) Daytona Beach Open at Ocean Center
March 10: Daytona Vintage Supercross & ATV Supercross at Daytona International Speedway
March 14: 79th DAYTONA 200 motorcycle race at Daytona International Speedway
March 14: DAYTONA TT motorcycle race at Daytona International Speedway
March 21: Tomoka Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k, Boston Marathon qualifier that begins and ends at The Casements

More Sports Schedules

The Daytona Beach area is home to the NCAA Division I Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (BCUAthletics.com) , NJCAA Division I Daytona State College Falcons (DSCFalcons.com), DME Academy (DMESportsAcademy.com), NCAA Division II Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles (ERAUAthletics.com) and Stetson University (GoHatters.com).

2nd Quarter Sneak Preview

April 4: Easter Beach Run along the World’s Most Famous Beach
April 4-5: NCA & NDA Cheer and Dance Competition (high school level)
April 9: Daytona Tortugas’ Opening Day vs. Florida Fire Frogs
April 11-12: NCA & NDA Cheer and Dance Competition (college level)
April 18-19 P1 AquaX USA international watercraft racing series in front of Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

More information about these and other sporting events is available at DaytonaBeach.com.

About the Daytona Beach Area
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Located on 23 miles of white sand Atlantic beaches, centered between Saint Augustine and Kennedy Space Center, an hour east of Orlando. Named by SportsEvents as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winner, Daytona Beach was named a 2017 Top 25 Destination for Smaller Meetings by BizBash, a Rising Destination by ConventionSouth and was honored with a Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award for being the ‘best of the best' out of 140 hotels and 52 convention and visitors bureaus across North America.  Daytona Beach is recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, Biketoberfest®, the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the DAYTONA 500. Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR -- and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’  With more than 12,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between.  Ranked #1 in Travel Channel’s “Top 10 Attractions in Florida, and named a TripAdvisor Best Weekend Getaway in Northeast Florida, TripAdvisor also named Daytona Beach to its “10 Most Affordable Beach Vacations on Florida’s East Coast” and “25 Most Popular Summer Vacation Rental Spots in the US.” Visitors can enjoy experiences beyond the beach by choosing from a surprising list of outdoor adventures, family-friendly attractions, arts and cultural venues and a eclectic culinary scene.  With expansive beaches ideal for strolling, swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Beach Break Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY.  To receive a complimentary Visitors Guide, find a place to stay, or book your next adventure, visit DaytonaBeach.com.  Social Media: Facebook.com/DaytonaBeach, Twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFun, Instagram.com/DiscoverDaytonaBeach, YouTube.com/VisitDaytonaBeach and #LoveDaytonaBeach

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Photo credit:

Daytona International Speedway (Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and motorcycle racing)
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach (Evan Holyfield)