Gear Up for Get LBI Running 5K to Help Surf City Fire & EMS

File Photo by: Jack Reynolds.

Surf City — As the weather begins to warm up on Long Beach Island, the streets soon should be filled with runners of all kinds either training for some longer run or just getting in a good workout. On Saturday, May 18, runners of all ages, and walkers as well, are invited to help out the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. & EMS by participating in the seventh annual Get LBI Running 5K.

During the past six years, Surf City Fire & EMS has raised more than $42,000 as it continues its mission to serve the community. Last year’s race drew more than 200 competitors to trek the course through the borough, with 17-year-old William Lusty of Summit taking the overall top spot in 18:27 and Jessica Snider-Rodriguez coming across the finish line as the first female in 19:58.

The fee to participate is $35 per individual. Online registration closes on Wednesday, May 15; in-person registration is available Friday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the firehouse as well as the day of the race starting at 7:30 a.m. The flat-course race begins at 9 a.m. from Seventh Street, right next to the firehouse.

For more information or to register, visit Any questions can be emailed to


Reposted from The Sandpaper