To Do: Sun, Sand and lots of Sweat
This Saturday, August 6th, the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will host the 41st Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-mile Island Run. The course is sure to be a unique experience, with 2.5 miles on the broadwalk and the remaining 7.5 miles on nothing but sand. Runners will start at SICBP headquarters, located at 44th Street & the Boardwalk at 5:45p.m., rain or shine. And lest the thought of soft, squishy sand keep you away, know that you’ll be running at low-tide, which means your feet will hitting hard-packed beach.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, plus prizes for the first police officer, firefighter, and SICBP alumni finishers.
SICBP partnered up with For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, a local organization dedicated to providing vacations for adult cancer patients and their families. Since 1999, For Pete’s Sake has been sending families on weeklong respites to donated homes at the Jersey Shore and other vacation spots along the East Coast. The SICBP Lifeguards Association donated $10.00 to the foundation for every runner or team who raised $250 or more.
The race-day entry fee is $30.