Fun Runs Return to the Track for 25th Year

first_imgWith their sneakers tied tight, racing bibs pinned, and games faces on Tuesday’s Fun Run Competitors took their lanes at Carey Stadium for another exciting afternoon on the track. The Fun Runs have been a staple summertime recreation tradition in Ocean City for a quarter century now. The weekly races were unable to utilize the track for the previous two years while the facility was renovated, but now the runners have a brand new facility to race on.The Runs are organized by Mike and Pam Givens and RunAway Athletic Club. They host two free race days a week throughout the summer at the Ocean City track on 5th and Atlantic at 6pm. Tuesday races are shorter distance, from the 50m through 800, and oriented towards children 12 and under. Thursday races consist of a 5k and one mile and are targeted towards 12 and up with many high school and adult competitors.Tuesday races in particular attract families, and have are a great introduction for many children to the sport of Track and Field. After a brief stretch and instructional period, the racers are brought to the starting line to await their heat. Each heat is split up by gender and age, and with 5 distances to compete in every competitor is sure to find a race great for them. More often than not after coming through the finish line, the racers are looking forward to toeing the line again.With another week in the books, Runaway Athletic Club hopes to see you in the upcoming weeks to come and join-in the fun.last_img

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