Manasquan Ocean Mile Swim
This one-mile swim in the easy surf of Manasquan attracts a mellow crowd of moderate size and mixed ages.
- When, what, where
Jul 14, Saturday, 8:00 AM;
1 mi; Atlantic Ocean;
♦Manasquan, NJ (Beach at Ocean Ave).
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Register outside the Elks Beach lifeguard station on the north end of the promenade (Beach Front Road),
at 1st Avenue.
Registration opens at 6:30 AM and closes about 7:30 AM or so.
Park for free until 10 AM in the ample municipal lot at the north end of
2nd Avenue, after Stockton Avenue
Or find free street parking to stay beyond 10 AM.
Allow five or so minutes for short walk to registration.
Public restrooms and beach showers are adjacent to registration.
There are additional public restrooms on the promenade at both Main Street and Brielle Road,
along the walk to the start.
Leave bag at registration area.
Swimmers wearing wetsuits are not eligible for awards.
The swim starts a mile south of the registration area and
just north of Manasquan Inlet
Walk to start along beach or (reasonably smooth) asphalt promenade ready to go;
there is no bag wagon at the start.
Running start from beach into surf.
The course runs northward parallel to shore.
Swim out to buoy and turn left; proceed northward about one mile to last buoy;
turn left and head into beach.
The course is marked with two buoys at the start and finish and passes three rock jetties.
To navigate, swim towards Coast Guard antenna tower, then look for final buoy.
When you see the red awnings of Gee Gee's on the promenade, you've swum about two thirds
of the course.
Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute.
Finish is adjacent to registration, beach showers, and refreshments.
Popsicle sticks and time clock; no body marking.
Colored T-shirt, cap.
Bagels, bottled water.
- Last wet-feet review