Shark Run swims into Bay Head Saturday for thirteenth year

Youngt runners take off from the starting line at a past Shark Run. [FILE PHOTO THE OCEAN STAR]

BAY HEAD — On Saturday, runners of all ages and skill levels will lace up their sneakers to enjoy a morning of traversing the shore community while raising funds to provide resources and activities that will benefit local students.

The 13th Annual Shark Run 5K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. Registration will take place from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at the Bay Head firehouse, 81 Bridge Ave. Runners wishing to participate can register for $35 and those who have already registered will be able to pick up their runner bag and race number.


“Registration looks good. We’re hoping to have a little bit more than last year and we’re looking pretty good with that,” chair of the event Jenny Hunziker Kelber said.

“I think it is great because it benefits Bay Head School and I think people love to partake in events that benefit the school and then also, for avid runners I think it is a great course, it is a beautiful course to run, where they can get some of their run time in as they work toward other bigger races.

“This year we used, which is great in that you can create your own team, you can post that you are running and family members and friends and co-workers can donate online, anyone that can’t make it for the day can donate online, so that has definitely been great and we are hoping to expand that next year as more people find out about it.”

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