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Spring Lake 5 Race Report

Where: New Jersey
When: May 26, 2024
Race length: Other
Quick Tips:
• Arrive Early as parking is at a premium
• Get up early to register, Race usually sells out in a couple of hours
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The best thing(s) about the race:
• Beautiful course along the At4lantic Ocean and around the 2 lakes of Spring Lake
• Good for all paces from the fastest to the slowest runners.
• Water stops at every mile which is helpful as this is usually the first "hot weather" run for the area as it is the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
What was less than ideal: With 11k runners they may wish to start putting people into corrals. The start is very congested.
What I didn't expect: Everything is on point for this event.
Race organization: Well organized and on point as it has to be with such a large event. Bibs are mailed ahead of time, but swag (pint glass and T shirt) have to be picked up either the day before or day of race, but works like a well oiled machine.
Fuel and aid stations: Water stops at every mlle on both sides of the street, and over a block long making it easy even with the large crowds to get water. No other fuel provided. If you want electrolytes, bring you own. Jersey Mikes subs, chips, and granola-type snacks at the finish line.
Additional info: The is the largest 5 mile race in the country, and Runner's World lists it as one of the top 100 races overall in the country. It is an event that is worth attending and if there was ever a 5 mile event that was worth traveling for, this would be the one.
Overall grade: 5 stars