Spring Lake Ocean Mile

When, what, where
Jul 10, Saturday, 8:00 AM; 1 mi; Atlantic Ocean; 🌎 Spring Lake, NJ (North end pavilion, Ludlow Ave & Ocean Ave).
See also
Event's website.
Registration
Check-in on the beach at the North End Pavilion, between Ludlow Avenue and Tuttle Avenue. 7:00–7:45 AM.
Parking
Find free street parking on Ludlow Avenue, Tuttle Avenue, or Ocean Avenue between the latter two streets.
Restrooms
Public restrooms and beach showers are on the boardwalk at the pavilion, adjacent to registration area.
Bags
Leave bag on beach at registration area.
Wetsuits
Permitted but ineligible for awards; not popular.
Start
The swim starts at Sussex Avenue beach, a mile south of the pavilion. Walk to start along (smooth) boardwalk ready to go; there is no bag wagon at the start. Running start from beach into surf. For 2020's social distancing, there will be three waves: males, females, and a 3rd/buddy wave of swimmers who prefer to hang back. Each wave's swimmers will self organize along a marked grid.
Course
The course runs northward parallel to shore. Swim out to yellow buoy and turn left; proceed northward about one mile to second yellow buoy; turn left and head into beach. The course passes five rock jetties. Sighting flags are positioned midway between these jetties.
Finish
Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute in front of pavilion. The finish is marked with a bright arch, easily seen from final buoy.
Timing
Electronic chip with ankle strap. Time clock. No body marking for 2020
Amenities
T-shirt, cap. Gatorade, bottled water.
Last wet-feet review
2020