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Registration Opens for “Cop Chase 5K”

Registration Opens for “Cop Chase 5K”

By MediaWize, OCNJDaily

The annual Cop Chase 5K is set for Saturday, June 4, and registration will open on Saturday, April 30.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race will start at 8 a.m. at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk, travel down the Boardwalk and on the streets at the northern end of Ocean City, then finish on the Ocean City High School track.

Online registration will be at Pre-registration fee is $30 until May 31. After that date and on race day, registration is $35. The registration fee for students 18 and under is $10. Race-day registration and packet pickup is at the Ocean City High School track with parking accessible from the beach block of Fifth Street.

All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Police Benevolent Association, which supports scholarships for high school seniors, a Christmas toy drive, free bike helmets and other community projects.

During and after the race, the OCPBA will host a series of fitness events (non-competitive) for kids ages 5 to 12. There is no charge for the kids’ events and all children who participate will receive a ribbon and a chance to win a bicycle from the Tuckahoe Bike Shop.

Awards include:

  • Top Male/Female
  • Age Groups: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
  • Top Public Service Male/Female Runner (Police, Fire, EMS)

Sponsors include:

  • Playland’s Castaway Cove
  • Sneaker Shop
  • Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness
  • The Godfrey Funeral Homes
  • Tuckahoe Bike Shop
  • Jilly’s Arcade
  • Johnson’s Popcorn
  • Paris Produce
  • Ocean Paradise
  • Fortress Financial LLC
  • Ocean City Vision
  • Fox Real Estate
  • Jersey Shore Heating/Cooling
  • Hot Bagels and More
  • Wonderland Pier