Ocean City Today

Seaside 10-mile and 5K race, Sat.

By Kara Hallissey | Oct 26, 2017

(Oct. 27, 2017) Start off Halloween weekend with the 24th annual OC Tri-Running Sports Seaside 10-mile run and 5K race, set for Saturday, Oct. 28, on the Boardwalk.

Entry fees are $65 for the 10-mile run and $45 for the 5K.

The 10-mile run will start at 9 a.m. in the inlet parking lot and continue on the boards down to 27th Street. Participants will continue onto Coastal Highway via Baltimore Avenue and head north to 68th Street. Runners will turn around on 69th Street and head south on Coastal Highway, back to where the race originated.

The 5K will start at 9:15 a.m. in the inlet parking lot, circle the Boardwalk pier and head down the concrete portion of the Boardwalk to 16th and 17th Streets. Afterward, participants will turn around and head straight back to the starting location. Baby joggers are permitted on this course only.

Late registration and packet pick up is scheduled at the Holiday Inn Suites on 17th Street from 4-8 p.m. today, Friday.

Hundreds of people generally participate in the race, depending on the weather. Last year, more than 600 runners took part and organizers expect the same turnout on Saturday.

“It is a Halloween fun run and people enjoy dressing up in Halloween costumes,” Chris Klebe, event organizer, said. “We give a lot of awards out at the post-race party, including best costume. It truly is a fun event for families of all ages to enjoy themselves.”

There will be awards for first, second and third-place in several categories: overall male and female runners, age-group male and female winners, and best costumes. The age group break downs are: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

Each person who finishes the 10-mile run will receive a finisher’s medal.

The races will be timed with an IPICO bib tag system and an orange rectangular sensor will be placed on the back of each race bib. Race bibs are unique to the participant and they can be taken home as a keepsake after the race.

A post-race party is scheduled at the inlet, and the Shore Craft Beer Fest will be going on at Sunset Park. Participants will receive $5 off tickets.

Runners can register Saturday from 7-8:35 a.m. at the inlet. For more information, visit www.octrirunning.com.

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