Barnegat Light Ocean Mile Swim

Barnegat Light beach patrol runs a mile swim on the quiet north end of Long Beach Island. This is the only race offered on LBI.

When, what, where
Jul 28, Saturday, 6:30 PM; 1 mi; Atlantic Ocean; 🌎 Barnegat Light, NJ (16th Street at ocean end).
See also
Event's website.
Registration
Register at the ocean end of 16th Street. Registration opens at 2:00 PM and closes at 6:00 PM. Pre-registration is available online until noon on Friday.
Parking
Find free street parking. Be careful to avoid blocking driveways.
Restrooms
There will be a single portable toilet at registration. There are public restrooms at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the northwest tip of LBI, about a mile north of 16th Street.
Bags
Leave bags on beach at 16th Street.
Wetsuits
Permitted, no penalty.
Start
Start at 30th Street beach or 16th Street beach, depending on the direction of the current. If the swim starts at 30th Street beach, walk south a mile from registration at 16th Street beach or grab a ride on provided beach truck. Given enough swimmers, there will be two heats determined by estimated times for completion. Running start from beach into surf.
Course
The course is point-to-point between 16th Street and 30th Street; the direction will follow the current. It is marked with buoys.
Finish
Finish at 16th Street beach or 30th Street beach, depending on the direction of the current. Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute. If the swim finishes at 30th Street beach, walk back north a mile to 16th Street beach.
Timing
Timing chip, body marking, time clock.
Amenities
T-shirt. Hot dogs, Philadelphia soft pretzels, bottled water.
Inception
2009
Last wet-feet review
2011