Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Race Set for Aug. 4

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will stage its annual 5K Beach Race on Saturday, Aug. 4 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 near 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 no later than Friday, July 27. Fees go to $30 for the 5K run and $25 for the walk/fun run after July 27.

Long-sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 registrants and as supplies last to all others. 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.

Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packet at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, Aug. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration will also be taken at that time.

Race-day registration will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Crest Pier Recreation Center at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue.

Registration can be made in person at the Crest Pier Recreation Center or online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/WildwoodCrest/WildwoodCrest5KBeachRun.

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

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