Cedar Island 5K Swim

This fun and friendly event successfully mixes distance race, adventure swim, and fund raiser. It's quickly become a popular addition to the South Jersey circuit.

When, what, where
Aug 26, Sunday, 8:27 AM; 5 km; thorofare/harbor; Avalon, NJ (Avalon Yacht Club, 704 7th Street).
See also
Event's website.
Registration
Pre-registration online is required and limited to 200 swimmers. Check-in at the Avalon Yacht Club on the bay end of 7th Street, at the northern tip of Avalon. Look for the deck in the southwest corner of the lot. Check-in opens about an hour before start time.
Parking
Free parking in the club's large lot or nearby on 7th Street.
Restrooms
There are two one-person bathrooms on the deck; expect long lines. There is a hose for rinsing.
Bags
Leave bag on deck near registration.
Wetsuits
Permitted, no penalty, popular.
Start
In-water start adjacent to registration. The start time may be adjusted to accommodate tidal flow, so swimmers should check for email announcements on the night before race day.
Course
The rectangular course circumnavigates Cedar Island, an undeveloped salt-marsh island. Its four legs follow the four channels defining the island. The first leg hugs the marsh, and the remaining three legs hug the docks lining the channels. Four small orange buoys mark turning points. The start time is chosen to coincide with favorable tidal flow, which does grease the swim considerably.
Finish
Finish where you started. Swim to the small beach.
Timing
Electronic chip with ankle strap. Awards for top-five male and top-five female swimmers only; no age-group awards.
Amenities
T-shirt, socks, swim cap, event bag with goodies. Bottled water, refreshments.
Inception
2010
Last wet-feet review
2015