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Races In Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City is a great place to relax on the beach all day and relax on the deck all night. But if you need to get a little exercise there are quite a few races and triathlons in Sea Isle and nearby shore towns.
Most are 5K's and fairly short triathlons. However there are some longer races including the Sea Isle's annual 10 Mile Island Run and the 7 Mile Beach Run in Avalon. If you really want a challenge, the Ocean Drive marathon starts in Cape May and finishes on the Promenade at JFK Blvd in the Sea Isle City.
Unfortunately there will not be a Tri For the Vets triathlon this year. Too many traffic problems on Memorial day Weekend. let's hope they can come up with a solution to keep this great event alive in Sea Isle City.
However there are plenty of great races available as listed below.
Gerard A. Desiderio 5K Heart Run/Walk
May - JFK Blvd and Promenade at 8:00 AM
Peyton's Promise 5 K Run/2K Walk/ 1-Mile Fun Run
June - 43rd Street and Promenade at 11:00 AM This is a fun event and a great casue.
Capt. Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run
August - 44th Street and the Promenade at 5:30 PM registration required. The 10 mile Island Run is by far the biggest and most competitive race in Sea Isle City. This will be the 44th year for the run. Over 1,500 runners compete and make this a great event with some really fast times especially when you consider that over 70% of the race is run on sand. Awards for male and female age categories. The awards ceremony is held at Beach Patrol Headquarters at 44th and the Promenade at 7:15 PM. Online registration is available through 7/29 for $20. Race day registration is available at the Lodge 300 JFK Blvd, Sea Isle City from 12:00 PM until 4:30 PM. Race day registration cost is $30 (checks should be made payable to Sea Isle Beach Patrol).
Michael Fisher 5K Heart Run/Walk
September - La Costa Lounge, JFK and Landis Ave, Sea Isle City at 9:30 AM. 5 K run and 1 mile walk to fight pediatric heart disease. Proceeds benefit Deborah Heart and Lung and Michael Fisher Scholarship Fund. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers by age category.
Philadelphia Firefighters Memorial 5K Run/Walk
September - JFK and the Promenade, Sea Isle City at 10:00 AM. 5 K run and 1 mile fun walk to honor firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Gulf Oil Refinery Fire in 1975. Proceeds benefit burn centers in Philadelphia. Day of race registration and number pick up at the Community Lodge 300 JFK Blvd, Sea isle City. Buffet lunch and awards ceremony from 12:00 until 2:00 PM.
Harborfest 5K Run
October - JFK and The Promenade, Sea Isle City at 9:30 AM. Awards for the top 2 male and female finishers by age group. Award ceremony immediately following the race at the Lobster Loft, 318 42nd Place, Sea isle City. Proceeds benefit St, Augustine Prep wrestling.
Dare to Dash 5K Run/Walk & Monster Mile
October - JFK and The Promenade, Sea Isle City at 9:00 AM. Benefits Bishop McHugh regional Catholic School Athletic Programs. Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.
Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism
February - JFK Blvd and Promenade at 12:00 PM. 5 K run with prizes men and women by age group. The 1.5 mile fun walk is not competitive. All proceeds benefit autism. This event takes place during Sea Isle City's Polar Bear Plunge Weekend and is always well attended. Pre-race registrations is on Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Registration is at the tent outside of the LaCosta on the corner of JFL Blvd and Landis Ave. A post race awards ceremony is held in the heated tent outside of the LaCosta.
Races Near Sea Isle City
Ocean City Police Chase
June - Ocean City Boardwalk at 8:00 AM. This is a 5K run and 2 mile fitness walk with proceeds benefiting the Ocean City Police Benevolent Association.
Islandman Triathlon - Avalon
June - 3001 Avalon Ave, Avalon, NJ at 7:30 AM. This triathlon is is sold out for 2014. The race is a quarter mile swim, 12 mile bike and a 5K beach run.
Island kids Triathlon - Avalon
June - Avalon, NJ. This triathlon benefits Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania and consist of a 100 meter ocean swim, 5K bike and 1 K beach run. Awards will be given to top finishers by age group. $30 entry fee.
T John Carey Master's Swim - Ocean City
July - 34th Street beach, Ocean City NJ. Registration the day of the race at 8:30 AM. race starts at 10:00 AM.
Stone Harbor Triathlon
July - Stone Harbor Yacht Club at 7:00 am. Limited to the first 350 registrants. 1/4 mile bay swim, 11 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. This is a very popular event, so if you want to participate, you must register early. There is no race day registration. Awards for male and female age categories.
Beach Classic Duathlon (Youth) - Avalon
7/27/14 - Avalon NJ at 7;30 AM. This duathlon benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and consist of a 1K run, 5K bike, and 1K run. Awards for the top finishers by age group.
Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk - Ocean City
August - 18th & Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ. This race benefits the Crohns and Colitis foundation of America. Awards to the top finishers by age group.
7 Mile Island Run - Avalon
August - Avalon, NJ at 8:30 AM. This event includes the 7 mile run, a 5K run and a 5K walk. This event benefits Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Helen Keller Vacation Home for Blind Children. Early Registration is $25 and race day registration is $30. Awards are given to the top finishers by age group.
Ocean City Labor Day Race
September - 23rd Street Beach, Ocean city, NJ at 9:00 AM. This 5 K beach run and 1 mile fun walk is on labor day morning. $20 preregistration and $25 race day registration.
Ocean Drive Marathon - Cape May to Sea Isle City
March - Beach Ave and Perry Street, Cape May, NJ - at 9:00 AM. This is the only marathon in South Jersey. The marathon route follows the Ocean Drive out of Cape May through the Wildwoods, Stone Harbor, Avalon and finishes in Sea Isle City at the Promenade and JFK Blvd. All runners must pre register. There is no race day registration for the Ocean Drive Marathon. Online registration opens on 7/1/14. Awards for the top finishers by age group.