- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
This race was hosted by The Shore Athletic Club and my second race run by them so far. It was the 16th anniversary of the race and you could tell they have a loyal following because everyone I had spoken to had run it previously, they even showed off some runners in past years t-shirts which were really cool.
Runners had the option to pick up their bib and t-shirt the day before at a local running store or do the morning of pick up (you could also register the morning of). The start was near a park and the lawn area had tents for packet pick up as well as local vendors and sponsors for you to check out before and after the race.
The race course was two loops, with the second loop ending on the boardwalk for the last .25 miles. At the start, they had speakers and were playing music. Right after the 2-mile marker (about a third of a mile into your first loop), there was a spectator who brought his own amp and was playing guitar for the runners. At the water station near mile 1, there was a man playing his trumpet. They also had music playing at the finish. The first 50 male and female finishers received a mug. The first overall male and female finisher received Polar watches and top 5 received cash prizes.
There were no medals for this race but the shirts you received for registering were really nice. There were three different tie-dye option tanks to choose from. At the finish, you had plenty of snacks (water, yogurt, milk, bagels, apples) and a local music academy had students performing. They also had a local Healthcare center tent that offered professional stretching, pain relief exercises, and normatek air compression to try.