SEA GIRT — The 29th annual Sea Girt 5K is set for this Saturday with health guidelines and modifications in place to ensure the safety of all participants amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sea Girt 5K will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 with a staggered start time to allow for social distancing of the 800 participants signed up for the race. Although registration for the in-person race is closed those who would like to participate virtually have the option to register until Sunday.
The race, which is typically held the first Saturday in August, may be different from years past, however, organizers are excited to host a live event.
“We’re really happy to be able to put on one of the few live races happening right now,” said Mike D’Altrui, race director. “It’s a bit of normalcy and camaraderie for a great cause in an otherwise strange time.
“We look forward to being back to full strength next summer,” Mr. D’Altrui said. The Sea Girt 5K Race Committee would also like to thank the Sea Girt Police, Fire, Public Works, Mayor and Council, as well as Manasquan First Aid Squad, for all of their help with the event.
Each year, the Sea Girt 5K benefits the borough’s recreation department and a charitable organization. This year the Sea Girt 5K Race Committee has chosen Fulfill, the foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, as its charitable beneficiary.
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