Welcome to the 38th Annual
Cape May Point 5 mile Run
June 18th 2016
In 1979, a group of interested Cape May Point residents began a discussion of ways to raise funds to support their local fire company. The result was the first running of the Cape May Point Five Mile Run for the benefit of the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company. Every year since, on the third Saturday in June, hundreds of runners, spectators and local citizens gather in support of this event. It is, by far, the largest annual event in our tiny Borough, and the Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May regularly sends a company of recruits to participate, adding to the spectacle. Because Cape May Point is a small community, a large percentage of our residents volunteer their time to help make this event possible. As a result of this interaction between runners and local residents, many visitors have called our race the "friendliest" in which they have ever participated. Consisting of both a two and five mile run, our competition is one of the oldest continually held footraces in southern New Jersey. Over its thirty-plus year history, it has has been very successful and has provided considerable financial support for the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company. For information on race times, the course, registration, downloading an application, or driving directions, please see the links.
The 37th Annual Cape May Point Five Mile Run will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The 2 Mile Run starts at 8:30 AM. The 5 Mile Run is at 9:00 AM. Registration is at the Cape May Point Fire House on Yale Avenue (see Course Map for location). Early registration can be by mail or in person on Friday night, June 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Registration on Race day starts at 7:30 AM. The entry fee is $20.00 by mail and on Friday night. Race Day registration fee is $25.00. As always, each entrant will be given a complimentary t-shirt and there will be beverage and refreshments after the run.
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Top three finishers in each category
For the convenience of the participants, there are 2 water stations on the 2 mile route and 5 water stations on the 5 mile route. The course is clearly marked and volunteers with radio communications are posted at strategic intervals to guide and provide assistance to the runners.