The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will be holding their 31st Annual Biathlon on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Long before the triathlon craze swept the area this event has been a long time favorite at the Jersey Shore. It has attracted all levels and abilities to the unique run and then ocean swim. And as they say “Two out of three ain’t bad”.
The race starts at 9 AM with a start a few blocks inland by the tennis courts in town. Participants then do a 2 mile run down to the boardwalk then onto the promenade by the Great auditorium and down to the beach where they enter the water for a 300 yard swim (distance is approximate based on tides, etc) parallel to the shore. they then come back up to the beach to the finish line.
All participants receive a long sleeve shirt. there are overall and age group awards.
Pre registration before July 18 is only $20. After that and including the day of the race its still a great deal at only $25.
this a great event for beginner tri – athletes who want to get some experience in the ocean. And since the run is first it is not a congested swim as well which makes it a lot less intimidating.
Bring your bike for a post race bike ride and do three out of three!
Information and applications are available.
Lots more coming up including:
Thursday, July 14, 5K, 7 PM, Kids Mile and Half Mile – 6:30 PM, JSRC Summer Series, Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, NJ
Sunday, July 17, 8 AM, 600 yd run, 250 yd swim, 600 yd run, Avon Run Swim Run, Avon, NJ
Thursday, July 21, 5K, 7 PM, Kids Mile and Half Mile – 6:30 PM, JSRC Summer Series, Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, NJSaturday, July 23, 9 AM, 2 Mile Run, 300 yd swim, , 31st Annual Ocean Grove Biathlon, Ocean Grove, NJ
Saturday, July 23, 5K, 8 AM, Undie Run, Long Branch, NJ
Saturday, July 23, 5K, 9 AM, Run for Water. Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ
Tuesday July 26 – August 1, Catskill Running Festival, Catskills, NYThursday, July 28, 5K, 7 PM, Kids Mile and Half Mile – 6:30 PM, JSRC Summer Series Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, NJ
Saturday, July 30 , 2 Miles,Parker House , Sea Girt, NJ
Sunday, July 31, 5K, CASA Step up for a Child 5K, Joe Palia Park, Ocean, NJ -Register On Line – Article on the RaceSunday, July 31, 5k, Running with the Balloons, Readington, NJ Read Article on the race
Sunday, July 31,5K, 8 AM, Quarterback Scramble 5K, Stone Harbor, NJ
Thursday, August 4, 5K, 7 PM. Kids Mile and Half Mile – 6:30 PM, JSRC Summer Series Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, NJ
Saturday, August 6, 2011, Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run, 5:45 PM, Sea Isle City, NJ
Saturday, August 6, 5K, 8 AM, Neptune City 5K, Neptune City, NJ, App