The Ultimate Jersey Shore Fitness Guide for Summer 2014

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We know, we know: Your annual Jersey Shore vacation consists mainly of days spent on the beach, nights spent on the boardwalk, and as many trips to Manco & Manco as you can feasibly fit in between. But consider this: What if your itinerary this year included a fitness activity or two, as well?

Whether you just want to spectate or join in the fun, we found a summer’s worth of fitness activities up and down the Jersey Shore to keep you busy. From 5Ks to surf contests to a whopping three triathlons, there’s something for everyone. And yes, many of these events are family-friendly, so grab the kids and bring them along. (Psst! We even included some super fun fitness classes that are going on all summer long. How does beach yoga sound?)


Welcome to your Best. Summer. Ever.

June

Independence Day One Mile and Half Mile Bay Race
When: June 27th
Where: Ocean City
What: A one-mile or half-mile swim in the bay

AC Triathlon
When: June 28th
Where: Atlantic City
What: Includes a swim in the bay, bike ride on the AC Expressway, and run with a finish on the boardwalk.

ESA Surf Contest
When: June 28th
Where: North Wildwood
What: You'll see shortboard, longboard and bodyboard divisions.

July

Beach 'N Boardwalk Patriotic Run
When: July 4th
Where: Wildwood
What: You'll run on the sand for a portion of this race. Medals will go to the top five male and female finishers.

5K Fitness Challenge
When: July 12th
Where: Stone Harbor
What: You'll complete a 3.1-mile run and then work your way though a series of nine fitness challenges.

Color Vibe 5K Fun Run
When: July 19th
Where: Atlantic City
What: You'll get blasted with colored powder at stops throughout this run. Then, just for good measure, you'll get powdered again at the finish line.

Chip Miller Surf Fest
When: July 19th
Where: Ocean City
What: A surf contest and post-race party.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
When: July 25th-27th
Where: Wildwood
What: A weekend-long ultimate frisbee tourney on the beach.

ESA Surf Contest
When: July 26th
Where: North Wildwood
What: Surfboard, longboard and bodyboard divisions.

August

Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run
When: August 2nd
Where: Sea Isle City
What: A 10-mile race with approximately 2.5m miles on a paved boardwalk; the remainder is on the beach.

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Race
When: August 2nd
Where: Wildwood Crest
What: An out-and-back beach run beginning and ending at the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier.

Queen of the Crest Women's Triathlon
When: August 3rd
Where: Wildwood Crest
What: An inaugural tri just for women. You'll swim in the ocean, bike on the streets, and run on the beach.

Wildwood Triathlon and 5K
When: August 16th
Where: North Wildwood
What: The event includes a sprint triathlon and a separate timed 5K run.

Guts and Glory 5K Run
When: August 17th
Where: Ocean City
What: A chip-timed race to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Chickie's and Pete's Boardwalk Run
When: August 23rd
Where: Atlantic City
What: A free beer and crabfries for every finisher.

September

Labor Day Race
When: September 1st
Where: Ocean City
What: A pre-BBQ beach run to add some sweat to your Labor Day Weekend.

Atlantic City International Triathlon
When: September 14th
Where: Atlantic City
What: The race teams up with the Atlantic City Seafood Festival for a two-for-one experience.

Ongoing Events

Atlantic City: Zumba
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m.

Ocean City: Beach Walks
When: North End: Tuesday at 9 a.m., and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; South End: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Sea Isle City: Beach Yoga
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:30 a.m.

Wildwood Crest: Outdoor Zumba
When: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Wildwood Crest: Beach Pier Fitness
When: Daily at 8:30 a.m.

Cape May: Yoga on the Beach
When: Daily, various times and locations.

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