The Legendary Belmar 5 Kicks Off Year 39 This Weekend

It’s one the most iconic races of the year…The Belmar 5. It’s been a summer classic for nearly 4 decades and there is still time for you to register.

Last year, nearly 3000 runners made their way to one of the best shore towns for a perfect ocean-side run. This year, race organizer Phil Hinck is expecting even more. After all, what’s better than a great 5 mile race, a quick stop at Bar A and a day at the shore?interviewed at belmar 5

This race attracts elites and average Joe’s alike. It also marks stop #3 of 5  in the Jersey Shore Grand Prix Series and the standings are beginning to take shape. Last year, 2 Philadelphians, Cameron Marantz & Alfredo Santana, ran 1-2 in an impressive 25:02 and 25:03 in the Men’s race to give the Keystone State bragging rights. Meanwhile Spring Lake’s Sarah Cummings represented the locals well capturing the female title in 27:44. This year, it’s time for NJ to take back the crown on our home turf.

It’s more than just race, the Belmar 5 also includes a great expo, Fridayjogsey high five night kids races at Silver Lake Park, a fast & flat Saturday race & (most importantly) a post race party at Bar A. Ohh yeah…and their is a beach nearby too!

Since 2002, the Belmar Five Mile run has been held in memory of long-time Belmar resident, Johnny Cobb. In addition to being an originator of the race, he had a 25-year career in the Belmar Police Department, was a member of the Belmar Fire Dept. and was a graduate and supporter of the St Rose School, and promoted local sports all of his life.

In addition to the fire company, Goodwill Hose Company No 1, jogsey cam belmar 5 2014additional groups receiving contributions from the event are local running clubs, soccer teams, Belmar Junior Lifeguards, and other organizations.

Enjoy one of the most iconic races of the year in a perfect NJ beach town. And be sure to check back with us for tons of post-race action including pics and videos.

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