On-site, day of registration at Elks Beach, Ocean Avenue, Manasquan Beach, July 21, 2019, 6:30 am
Entry Fee: $ 25.00 online registration• $30 day of race, credit cards accepted. (First 125 entrants guaranteed at-shirt). Please make check payable to: MHSSTPO c/o 449 Holly Ave• Bay Head, NJ 08742
Race Amenities: Fee includes entry to the mile swim, t-shirt (first 125-entrants guaranteed), swim cap and bagel/water following the race.
Awards: Awards for first male and female finisher overall. Medals for top three finishers, both male and female, in each age group: 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70& over
The swim starts a mile south of the registration area and just north of Manasquan Inlet. Walk to start along beach or (reasonably smooth) asphalt promenade ready to go; there is no bag wagon at the start. Running start from beach into surf. There will be three waves: males, females, and a 3rd/buddy wave of swimmers who prefer to hang back. Each wave’s swimmers will self organize along a marked grid.
The course runs northward parallel to the shore between the inlet and Seawatch Beach. Swim out to buoy and turn left; proceed northward about one mile to last buoy; turn left and head into beach. The course is marked with two buoys at the start and finish and passes three rock jetties. To navigate, swim towards Coast Guard antenna tower, then look for final buoy. When you see the red awnings of Gee Gee’s on the promenade, you’ve swum about two thirds of the course. (The course may be reversed to follow current.)
Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute. The finish is marked with a bright arch, easily seen from final buoy. Finish is adjacent to registration and beach showers.