Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Race Returns

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will host its annual 5K Beach Race Saturday, August 8 at 8:30 a.m. The 5K out-and-back beach run, along with a one-mile fun run-walk, will take place near the water’s edge at low tide beginning and ending at the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue. The 5K Beach Race is a rain or shine event.

The registration fee is $25 for the 5K run and $20 for the one-mile run/walk until July 31; fees are $30 and $25 thereafter. Long-sleeve T-shirts will be given to all participants who register before July 31 and while supplies last to those who registerafter this date.

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 – 8:15 a.m. Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packet at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, August 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. For additional information or to register, visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com or call 609-523-0202.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.