Whether you’re a diehard racer who wants to cross every possible finish line or you’d simply like to join in the fun of a scenic beach run, the Wildwood calendar of events is full of events for those who like to get active. Check out some of the hottest races for runners that are often annual affairs.
Get Your Beach Run On
Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run – July 29, 2017
In late July, this flat and fast run on the beaches of Wildwood Crest is a great event for the entire family. The race also includes an untimed one-mile walk/fun run, and an after-party with awards and door prizes at the Crest Pier Recreation Center immediately following the race. Call 609.523.0202 or http://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/WildwoodCrest/WildwoodCrest5KBeachRun.
Sun and Sand 5K – September 29 – October 1, 2017
Benefiting Mid-Atlantic Police & Fire Survivors, this North Wildwood 5k and 1 mile walk is held in late September in honor of spouses, children, parents and siblings who still pay a daily price for the ultimate sacrifice of their heroes. Register online at http://www.sjtiming.com, or visit http://midatlanticsurvivors.org/run.htm for more information.
‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race – August 26, 2017
This renowned NJ Triathlon, 5K and Kids Race is held in North Wildwood in late August with a hot breakfast buffet immediately following the finish. Whether you decide to race the Sprint (25-mile swim, 10-mile bike & 3.1 mile run) or International distance (.6 mile swim, 18.5-mile bike & 5-mile run), run in the Wildwood 5K, or have your child participate in the Kids Race, it’s fun for everyone. For more information, to register or volunteer, visit www.DelmoSports.com.
Islandman Triathlon – June 24, 2017
This NJ triathlon in Avalon is known as a “racer’s race;” a unique and challenging event attracting the top racers in the Mid-Atlantic region along with many first timers. The largest youth triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Islandkids, also takes place with a focus on fun. For more information, visit http://www.timkerrcharities.org/events/islandman-triathlon/
7 Mile Island Run – September 3, 2017
When it comes to the Wildwood calendar of events, Avalon always makes the list since it’s a hop, skip and jump away. This year’s 7 Mile Island run and 5K promises to attract a field of elite competitors from throughout the United States. Learn more at http://www.timkerrcharities.org/events/7-mile-island-run/.
Race Roll Dye 5K Color Run – July 22, 2017
This new Wildwood 5K takes place entirely on the beach with blasts of color at the start and colorful dye stations along the beach run before you tackle the sand-made obstacles. For more information or to register call 856.203.0395 or visit www.RaceRollDye.com.
9th Annual NJ “Run for the Fallen” – September 20- 24, 2017
This annual run throughout NJ honors New Jersey military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and includes a stop in the Wildwoods. Call 609.846.6121 for more information.
Your First Mud Run – July 29, 2017
Another new event, this is the only mud-run in the country designed for both parents and kids to race together. The courses are 1.5 – 2 miles and include 10-16 obstacles designed for adults and kids age 6 and up. Each ticket includes a free one-day pass to Morey’s Piers two water parks. For more information call 609.522.3900 or visit www.moreyspiers.com/events/event/your-first-mud-run.
Wildwoods Boardwalk 5K Pumpkin Run – October 21, 2017
The Wildwood 5K is a ghoulishly fun and exciting family event for all ages during Halloween. This festive boardwalk event offers a 5K run along with a 1 mile family walk, with participants encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes to vie for the prizes. Visit www.BoardwalkPumpkinRun.com or 609.849.8887
The Wild Half Marathon – April 28-29, 2018
Featuring a quick, flat course with spectacular beach and boardwalk views, this race is like no other. Every April, people of all ages are invited to take part in a variety of races, including the Wild Child 1 Mile Kids Beach Race (ages 12 & under) and a Wildwood 5K on Saturday, followed by a 13.1 Mile Wild Half Marathon & 8K on Sunday. Best of all, there’s a Finisher’s Party with food, drinks and live entertainment. Visit www.WildHalf.com or call 609.522.3900 for more information.
Don’t miss out on all the beach run fun! With so many great motels offering a beautiful place to stay while you take part, the events will be even more memorable. Visit the wildwood calendar of events for more information and stay in the loop.