Do you enjoy running? do you enjoy walking? do you enjoy getting out on a beautiful spring day and seeing some beautiful neighborhoods here in Ocean County? then you want to get involved in the upcoming annual River to Bay 5K.


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The annual run and walk, taking place in Island Heights, is a great way to enjoy a beautiful spring day here at the Jersey Shore and get some great exercise. Let's face it after all that has gone on in the last two years, anytime you can get outdoors for a nice neighborhood event, it's a welcome sight.

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According to their website, This year’s race is dedicated to the memory of Kiwanian G. Edward McComsey, founder of the River to Bay 5K, who passed away in December 2021. In addition, all proceeds benefit local youth and charitable organizations. Visit their website at  and click the "history" tab to see some of the organizations they support. You can also get registered for the event as well.


Here is a run-down on the event on Saturday, May 7th 2022:

7:30 am - Check-In
8:15 - 1-mile fun run
8:15 - 1-mile health walk
9:00 – 5K (3.1 miles) Run
9:00 – 5K health walk
10:00 – Awards & raffle

MILE AWARDS – no duplicates
Top 3 male & female overall
Top 3 male & female: 7 & under; 8-10 & 11-13
Medals for all 1-mile fun run participants

5K AWARDS – no duplicates
Top 3 male & female overall
Top 3 male & female: 7 & under; 8-10; 11-13; 14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-79; 80 & over



I had a chance to sit down and chat with Race Director Alex Mizenko



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