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Ocean Grove to host 34th annual event
Ocean Grove to host 34th annual event
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The 34th Annual Ocean Grove Biathlon will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Ocean Grove, N.J. The event includes a 2 mile dash and then a 300 yard splash swim in the ocean. The gun goes off at 8:00 a.m.

Ocean Grove to host 34th annual event
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Saturday, July 19, 8 a.m. 2 mile Run and 300 yard swim, 34th Annual Ocean Grove Biathlon, Ocean Grove, N.J.

The event is popular with runners and swimmers.

Participants can sign up the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. on the boardwalk at the building near the fishing pier at the end of Embury Avenue.

Complete Photo Album from last year of start and all finishers.

Coming in first overall last year was Matt Nunnally of Avon, N.J. in a time of 12:42. He was followed for the men by Andrew Dombrowiecki of Ocean Grove in 13:29 and trhen Don Griffen of Belmar in 14:04.

For the women it was Samanth Hoagland of Colts Nechk in a time of 15:09. She was followed by Kirstyn Shibla of Wall in 16:09 and then Lis Henderson of Avon in 16:11.

Anyone interested in testing out the Ocean Grove waters for the swim there is a group meeting there every Wednesday at 6 p.m. by the fishing pier at Embury Avenue on the boardwalk. The group swims various distances of a couple hundred yards to a mile. Lifeguards are on duty. After the swim a few also go for a couple mile run. Just show up.

Plenty of action coming up the next few weeks including:

Saturday, July 12, 5 miles, Belmar Five Mile Run, Belmar, N.J. Read About Upcoming Belmar 5

Sunday, July 13, 5k, Great Santa Run/Walk and Kris Kringle 1 Mile Kids Dash, Barnegat, N.J.

Wednesday, July 16, 5K, LBP 5K, Lavalette, N.J.

Saturday, July 19, Half Marathon Training Begins, Spring Lake, N.J.

Saturday, July 19, 7 a.m..12 - 15 Miles, Marathon Training Run #1, Spring Lake, N.J.

Saturday, July 19, 8 a.m. 2 mile Run and 300 yard swim, 34th Annual Ocean Grove Biathlon, Ocean Grove, N.J.

Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. 5K and 1 Mile, Jack Rafter 5K, Tinton Falls, N.J.

Saturday, July 19, 5K, Team Gov 5K, Allenhurst, N.J.

More events can be found on The Race Calendar.