Avon by the Sea

Avon by the Sea has a mile swim with a triangular course in the surf and easy one-stop logistics. There is also a splash-n-dash race for kids going out about 150 yards into the surf and then returning to the beach. (Avon also hosts a run-swim-run race the following Sunday.)

When, what, where
Jul 1?, Sunday, 7:45 AM; 1 mi; Atlantic Ocean; Avon by the Sea, NJ (Boardwalk at Norwood Ave).
See also
Avon Beach Information.
Registration
Register behind the Avon Pavilion on the boardwalk just south of Norwood, at the north end of town. Registration opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 7:45 AM.
Parking
Easy and free street parking nearby.
Restrooms
There are public restrooms in the Avon Pavilion and beach showers behind the start/finish.
Bags
Leave bag on beach behind the start/finish.
Wetsuits
Permitted, no penalty, not popular.
Start
Start on Norwood beach. Running start from beach into surf.
Course
The out-and-back course sketches a triangle with a single vertex at Norwood beach and the opposite base perpendicular to the beach about a half mile south. It is marked by three yellow or orange buoys. Race-day conditions determine the direction taken of around the triangle. The course is easy to follow.
Finish
Running finish from surf onto beach and into chute, at Norwood Avenue.
Timing
Popsicle stick, no body marking. A race official at the finish line gives you an index card with your overall place number. Take this to the tables on boardwalk to record your place with your name.
Amenities
T-shirt. Bottled water.
Inception
2002
Last wet-feet review
2016