Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Race set for Aug. 8


The Borough of Wildwood Crest will stage its annual 5K Beach Race Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8:30 a.m. The race will be held on a scenic out-and-back course near the water’s edge at low tide beginning and ending at the edge of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. 

The event also includes an untimed one-mile fun run/walk.

Cost is $25 for the 5K run and $20 for the one-mile run/walk for those registered by July 31. Costs are $30 and $25 after July 31. 

Long-sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to all registered by July 31 and as supplies last to those registered after July 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finishers in a variety of age groups. 

Refreshments will be served following the race and all registered participants will be eligible to win a variety of random door prizes.

The event will also include a team competition among the beach patrols from Wildwood Crest, Wildwood and North Wildwood.

Race-day registration will be held at the Crest Pier Recreation Center from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packet at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 5K Beach Race is a rain or shine event.

For further information, log on to or call (609) 523-0202.

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