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NJ10 – Ten Miler

This We will be hosting two NJ10 events this year.  Due to demand, we are having one the Spring and the other in the Fall. 

Welcome to NJ10.  New Jersey’s Ten Miler and 5k

Logo CIRCLE stand along

A.  Spring Event:  April 1st – May 15th, 2021

Spring Time Time Trial/Virtual Event April 1 – May 15thThere will be two races going on under the umbrella of the NJ10 Spring Time Race.  There is only the 10 Miler distance available.  Choose either option.

Option 1:  The first is a Virtual Event.  After registering, Run 10 miles anywhere you choose, and send us your results via email.  The acceptable results format include any tracking software, or picture of your watch that record time/distance/pace.  All athletes are on the honor system and will compete this race on their own and certify their own course.  This option includes a Race T-Shirt, Finisher Medal, and Trophy (if applicable).  You may use your race number to redeem it as a coupon at GoJi in Somers Point Goji Juice Bar.  Coupon offer ends June 1st.   This event will be scored separately due to the variation of course terrains. We are asking you to submit your results on the same day you run the race via email to PRracing111@yahoo.com  That includes a map/gps of the course, time and overall distance of the course.  This can be done on MapMyRun , Strava, Relive, RunKeeper… If you enter your age group in this event , you will not be counted in the time trial event that traverses the NJ10 Official Course.  All age groups categories will be the same for both options, just separate.  Register now for this event:  NJ10 Virtual Event

Option 2:  This will be a live event where all athletes will run on the same course as a time trial event.  You choose the time and date you would like to run.   We are discouraging crowds, or groups that don’t normally train together over 10 athletes.  Running groups/clubs that normally train together is acceptable.   This is a great opportunity to have a family/friend/ or loved one flank you during this run while on their bike.   This event is a non-supported event in that there will be no directional or volunteers to provide water/support.  You are on your own and expected to follow the rules/laws of the road while on this course.  You may rely on support from family/friend/loved ones from the bike, while running the course.  This is a looped course without too many turns.  Review the map link and the course verbiage that describes the route in the second third paragraph of this section. This option includes a Race T-Shirt, Finisher Medal, draw string tote bag with NJ10 Logo (first 100 athletes) and personalized Trophy (if applicable).  You may use your race number to redeem it as a coupon at Goji in Somers Point Goji Juice Bar.  Coupon offer ends June 1st. Register now for this Time Trial Event:   NJ10 Virtual Event

Since this event will be largely an individual event, we have created the map of the course below.  All athletes will run the course in a counter clock-wise direction and we ask you to run on the side walk and against traffic (other than the initial causeway where you will be on the bike path) to ensure your greater safety.  If you are unfamiliar with this course, please see the course details for the in-person event below.  Running the course in a counter clock-wise direction should not impede you in any way.  There maybe one traffic light that may hold you up( @ Bay Ave and the 9th St Causeway, OC) , but simply stop your watch until you can safely cross (just like you may normally do on a training run).  Just remember to restart the watch.  The distance and time need to be recorded for your results.

Results: We are asking you to submit your results on the same day you run the course, via email, to PRracing111@yahoo.com  That includes a map/gps of the course, time and overall distance of the course.  This can be done on MapMyRun , Strava, Relive, RunKeeper… Click on the link, in blue at the end of the paragraph, to check out the course.  Results will be coallated, Tshirt and Trophies ordered on May 15th so you must complete the course by May 15th.  We will be shooting for an awards ceremony delivered via Zoom on  or about June 1st.  This is an awesome course:  NJ10 Spring Course Map

Narrative of Directions of the NJ10:  Leave Kennedy Park (start marked), make right onto Broadway, follow sidewalk in front to Crab Trap restaurant and in front of Circle Liquor to the 9th street causeway on the shared path (run/bike/walk).  Take causeway over to Ocean City and make a right at the first light (Bay Ave).  Take Bay Ave to Battersea Ave and make a right (@ OC Yacht Club).  Make a left onto  West Atlantic Blvd, to Bridge Blvd (keeping the median  to your right).  Stay on Bridge Blvd until the toll bridge that takes you towards Longport.  Continue running on the shoulder after the toll plaza across the causeway until you get the the first intersection.  Make a left toward the traffic light (one short block) and then another right onto the Longport Blvd (causeway) heading back toward Somers Point.  Make a left onto Anchorage Dr.  Make a loop around Anchorage Point using Stem, Point Dr, and Obryne Dr (it doesn’t matter in which order – same distance) and back to Anchorage  Dr then a left back onto Longport Blvd (causeway) unti the traffic light.  Make left at that light onto Bay Ave (in Somers Point) until the parking lot at the intersection of Bay and Shore Rd.  run using the sidewalk along the perimeter of that parking lot as it wraps you around toward the bay and UNDERNEATH the 9th street causeway.  This will bring you out to the sidewalk in front of Circle Liquor.  Take that same sidewalk back to the Crab Trap and then to Broadway.  Make a left at the intersection back to the park and enter the same way you left the park.  Follow the road back to the starting point and stop your watch there.

You can drive the almost the entire course to familiarize your selves prior to running it.  The only exception is the same section at the end of the course that takes you under the 9th street causeway.  Do not attempt to drive on this section of the course.


For either Spring option, the bottom of your race number is your coupon at Goji Juice Bar, our proud partner.  If you are not local and will be traveling from out of the area, they have offered their bathroom if you are planning on Option 2 and running the official NJ10 race course.  Please check with their hours of operation and confirm they will be open, prior to scheduling your run.

You will receive a race number (basically used for your coupon) and a confirmation letter.  Run the course when convenient for your.  You must register today until May 1st.  You must run the NJ10 course by May 15th.  We will be updating results on our FB page weekly and posting the final results shortly there after, once everyone submits their individual results.   All athletes will receive their finisher medal, Tshirt and Trophy (et als, if applicable), via snail mail, after the event.  We will be constant contact with our Trophy and Tshirt vendors and will run the orders on May 15th base on the number of athletes that have registered.  

B.  Fall Event: Live In-Person Event:  October 9th, 2021 (Pending Approvals)

The job of a police officer is a difficult one on the Officers, as well as each of their families.  They work tireless hours at all times, day and night.  They work thru inclement weather, holidays, their children’s birthdays parties, anniversary’s and many other family functions because of their commitment and obligation to their job and community.  Answering calls every day, dealing with an often irate public, often putting themselves  in harms way and often save lives .  The job of a police officer is often thankless yet they get up everyday to protect the public for many they have never met.  We hope this race raises awareness of the difficulties of police officer and of his/her duty to people that they protect.  We hope you consider entering this race, during Police Week,  that celebrates Police and the difficult job that they do.  A portion of the proceeds go to the multiple area Police Explorer Posts who will be your volunteers during the race.

PreDawn Race Day @ Kennedy Park
This pic was taken on race day 2018 at the Start/Finish area in Kennedy Park, Somers Point, NJ

0800 Start time for both the 10 Miler and 5K

Introducing New Jersey’s 10 Miler and 5k.  Arguably the MOST beautifully scenic 10 Miler in New Jersey and the Country.  Runners are never more than a few feet from the water on the looped course. 

This race was created to support the community, and help support a non-profit police organization during Police Week, in 2018 and 2019, as well as in 2020, all of the proceeds go to these non-profit programs.  We commend the men and women in Blue and want to say thank you for the sometimes thankless job they do.

The below photos speak for them selves.  Water view for the entire course.  We bet this will be your favorite 10 miler and will agree the course is the most scenic one that you will ever run.

This race is will be the most scenic, but will be one of the most challenging 10 milers that you will do.  There are three bridges on the route while atop of each of them is commanding view of the waterways and buildings of the three towns.   All of the roads have been freshly paved and are fast surfaces to run on . We are bragging that this will be one of the Top Ten Ten Milers in the country, in terms of scenery, course and challenge.  

The downside to running on the bridges is not the downside, but the uphill to get there.  Below is an elevation map of the course.  Although the elevation above sea level is less than 30 feet, the quarter to half mile ascents are steep by South Jersey standards.  Regardless of the course being more challenging than all of the other 10 Mile races in the NY, NJ and Pennsylvania area.  This will be a great early race season event to condition you into top fitness shape.  ‘Tough out’ this early season race, and you will be in great shape for the rest of the race season.

New Jersey 10m Course Map - one slide

We are asking that all runners complete the course within 3 hours and 20 minutes (20 minute miles).  Due to safety reasons, if you are still on the course after that time limit, you will be pulled from the race course.  We suggest that, as an athlete, you train for this event because of the distance, and the grade changes on the course, especially if you are used to training on flat terrain.

Video of the FIRST half mile mark.  9.5 to go!

Video of the LAST half mile mark.  Bring it HOME!

The Start and Finish:

The beginning and end of the race will be hosted in one of the prettiest parks in the Cape May/ Atlantic County Area.  The park overlooks the bay from an elevated perspective.  Views of Somers Point, Ocean City can be seen from the park; and local boaters, wind surfers, fishermen, kayakers enjoy the water in and around the park.

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Teams

All Running and/or gym Teams are welcome to set up their ‘Team Tent’ in the interior of the park near the Start/Finish line.  Members of each team will be able to locate each other both before and after the race.  

5K Course and Map:

5K course

** Unlike the Spring Run, the in-person race will be run a counter clock-wise direction **

10m map for website

Testimonials:

Linda Taylor

Jim Ivins

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Last 3 Miles

Parking:

Pick up your registration packet at Kennedy Park on race day  before you park .  After collecting you bib and Tshirt, please move your vehicle to one of the below referenced designated areas.  Parking areas are approximately 1/2 mile from the race start/finish.  Please be mindful of parking near driveways in the area and we are guests in the residential neighborhood.

Please do not park anywhere on the race course.  This includes Broadway Ave (the road leading to Kennedy Park and also includes Parking within the Kennedy Park loop at the Start/Finish location.  It also includes Bay Ave in Somers Point where both the 10 miler and 5k will be traversing.  Please do not block any driveways on the side streets.  We will be promoting a safe race.  This includes not having any vehicles on the race course.  We will be providing a list of our Sponsor businesses that will be permitting vehicle parking for the duration of the race.  Please patron these businesses after the race.

Parking Jpeg Map

  1. CRAB TRAP:   Parking permitted in the lot on Broadway Ave (Surrounded by a White fence) until 11am.
  2. D’Orios:  Parking permitted in REAR of establishment ONLY
  3. PUBLIC and STREET PARKING:  Designated in GREEN areas on above map.
  4. HOUSE OF BOOZE: Parking area
  5. FOOTMARKS:  Shoe store on Shore Road permitted until 11am

Hotel Information:

Saturday Evening- Pier4 Hotel in Somers Point.  This hotel is 1/2 away from the Start/Finish.  If you intend on staying in the area after the race, we have blocked 20 rooms at a special rate of $145+tax.  Use the code NJ10 to get the racer race.  Unfortunately there are not current rooms available for Friday evening.  Please call or contact the hotel to check availability on Friday via their website, http://pier4hotel.com/

The Amenities:

Every racer (that finishes) will get a 3 inch Finisher medal.  This medal was designed to showcase the support of Police in New Jersey and the USA, as well as the importance for support of police during police week.  Racers will also get a T-shirt for those that pre-register by May 1st and an athlete bag.

Merchandise:

Additional Race Tshirts ($15) , Sweatshirts ($25) (imprinted on front only) and Coffee Mugs ($10) are for sale and can be obtained on Race Day.  Limited supplies, so order your additional race shirt or mug for your support group that will be cheering you on, while supplies last.  This year’s ‘first annual’ Tshirt will be a collectors item!  

The Awards (10 miler):

Overall Finishers:  The Top 5 overall (males and females) will be completing for overall trophies.

Age Group Awards:  Top 3 in each age group (males and females) will receive a trophy.

15 and Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

Overall Police Finishers:  The Top 3 overall males and female POLICE finishers will be competing for trophies in this category.  You must declare whether you are racing in the Age Group Division or the Police Division (no duplicate awards)

Top 3 DEPARTMENT Team Awards:  There will also be plaques for the top 3 POLICE TEAM awards.  You must enter your Department affiliation before the race.  The first 3 finishers from your Department will be scored (Cross Country Scoring) for your team.  The overall place you finish is your ‘score’ in this division [i.e. If Police Department X finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 20th places.  That team’s score is 36].  The lowest ‘scores’ will denote the fastest teams.  You may enter this Team Division and still compete for an individual award in either the Age Group or Police Division categories.

Top 3 RUNNING Team Awards:  There will also be trophies for the top 3 RUNNING TEAM awards.  You must enter your RUNNING TEAM (or gym team) affiliation before the race or when you register.  The first 3 finishers from your RUNNING TEAM (or gym team) will be scored (Cross Country Scoring) for your team.  The overall place you finish is your ‘score’ in this division [i.e. If the Boardwalk Running Club finishes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 20th places.  That team’s score is 36].  The lowest ‘scores’ will denote the fastest teams.  You may enter this RUNNING Team Division and still compete for an individual award in either the Age Group categories.

Finisher Medals:  All athletes that complete the 10-Miler will receive a 3 inch finisher medal at the finish line.

Finisher Medal jpg

5K Awards:  Awards to Top overall 3 males and 3 females. Medals to age group award winners in 10 year age groups.  There will not be any team categories, nor finisher medals.

Photos will be posted on WendieDoylePhotography.com

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Race Day Photos

https://www.wendiedoylephotography.com/

RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON compuscore.com

Registration:

If you have NOT registered yet, the on-line registration sites will be shut down on Wednesday, so that the data can be forwarded to the timer.  We will be accepting IN PERSON race day registration on Thursday at Goji Juice Bar located on 520 New Rd, Somers Point, NJ from 12pm-6pm; the evening prior (Friday) at McCollough’s Emerald Links in EHT (see below for details) from 3pm – 7pm; and on race day at Kennedy Park from 6am – 7:30am.

We are using two secure websites for registration this year.  Race Entry has lower fees associated with registering and a referral option to race for free (10 miler only).  If you are more comfortable with active.com, we have included that as a registration option, as well.  Please use ONE website OR the other .  We have also added a convenient way to register using your phone.  We’ve Gone Mobile! Register for the NJ 10 Miler on your mobile device.  Announcing a new partnership with VIPLY.  To access this easy way to register, please input your user information on your phone after signing up by following the below link:

https://www.viplypass.com/new-jersey-10-miler/

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Or,

Register now (and race for FREE) @ RACEENTRY.COM

Race Entry has a referral system.  After you sign up for this race via Race Entry, you will be a unique Registration Identification Number.  If you refer other runners (5 runners at the $40 price) to register on this site using your personal Registration ID number, you will race for FREE!  No gimmicks.  No catches.  After 5 runners the register for the 10 miler, you will get a refund on your credit card for the registration price. Visit this site for further details.

https://www.raceentry.com/

Make a day of it at the beach with the post race BURGER BASH on the bay in Atlantic City!

Although not affiliated specifically with this race consider celebrating with an all-you-can-eat burgers after you finish! The Burger Bash is back at the GOLDEN NUGGET! That’s right, the ultimate carnivorous event will celebrate America’s favorite sandwich – the burger in its many incarnations – Saturday, May 18, at The Deck at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. The is an outside venue overlooking the marina.  Burger Bash will again enable you to feast on slider versions of more than 15 award-winning burgers from South Jersey’s finest pubs and restaurants. Plus there will be live music by eleven eleven, drink specials and a live broadcast from WMGM 103.7 Rocks.

Burger Bash

General admission tickets for the 1 to 4 p.m. event are just $30*, and a special $45* Limited VIP ticket that includes one-hour early entry at Noon and a limited edition Burger Bash T-shirt. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out when it sells out like last year. For tickets and more information go to 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlantic-city-weekly-burger-bash-2019-tickets-56923595005

[*Additional processing fee not included]

POST Race

There are plenty of places, post race, for dining and drinking, all within a mile of the start/finish!  This venue has it all!!

snip of bar map

Confirmation Details and Packet Pick up:

Confirmation details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the event.  Racers can pick up their Tshirt and Race number at McCullough’s Emerald Links  (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/mccullough’s+emerald+golf+links/@39.3601196,-74.6857861,12z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c0c1f5692159b7:0x41934394c35358f!2m2!1d-74.6157461!2d39.3601406).  on Friday from 3pm-7pm, or at the Start Finish @ Kennedy Park in Somers Point on May 19th from 6:30am-7:45am.

You may drive your car, briefly park to pick up your Tshirt and race number, then we are asking all athletes to drive to the designated parking areas (1/2 mile away from the start/finish area).

Photos from the 2018 Race:

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