Last summer, participants in the Seaside Semper Five race never had a chance to finish the race. That's because shortly before it began, an explosion rocked the area near the starting line, an act that turned into a terror investigation stretching from Ocean County to New York City.
:"We made our decision immediately and we wanted to come back bigger and strong. And the way the numbers are going so far this year it looks like there's going to be a lot more people," race director Frank Costello told New Jersey 101.5 about this 2017 race
It's a sight that weary drivers between Toms River and Seaside waited all winter to see - construction barricades disappearing from the approaches to the Mathis and Tunney Bridges, as the overhaul of the Mathis drawbridge wraps up for the rest of Spring and Summer.