The 27th running of the Sea Girt 5K was a GREAT SUCCESS IN SPITE OF THE RAIN!!!
The event features a 5k Run/Walk, short Kids Races and plenty of great Kids Activities. The Sea Girt 5K is an annual Summer tradition at the Jersey Shore with outstanding community support and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. From the competitive runner to the casual first-time participant, we welcome all to enjoy a great race through scenic Sea Girt, NJ. The Sea Girt 5K run/walk starts at 8:30am and features live music along the race course, chip timing, custom designed race t-shirt and an after party at Fratello’s Restaurant and Bar right across the finish line. Kids Activities go from 8:30 to 11:00am and include a giant inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, rock-climbing wall and more. Kids races start at 10:00am and range from 25 to 400 meters for various age groups.
Every year the Sea Girt 5K supports Sea Girt Recreation programs and facilities. This year we also supported the Melanoma Research Foundation in honor of our friend Christopher Harding who passed away from Melanoma in late 2017 at the age of 43. As a Jersey Shore beach town, families flock to Sea Girt for fun in the sun. The risk of skin cancer, of which Melanoma is the most severe, however increases with sun exposure. The average age of someone diagnosed with Melanoma is 63, but is actually one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women). Skin protection like shade and sunblock, as well as regular skin examinations, are keys to prevention and early detection of skin cancer. For more information please visit the Melanoma Research Foundation at www.melanoma.org.