(Oct. 31, 2014) Celebrate and support history at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum’s inaugural Storm Warriors 5K run and walk on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The race will start at the museum and continue down the Boardwalk to the Holiday Inn on 17th Street.
“We hope folks will come out to support the Museum. Get your day started with a brisk run or walk. You’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy all that Ocean City and the area has to offer,” said Nancy Howard, president of the OC Museum Society and event coordinator.
The Museum teamed up with Ocean City’s Tri-Running Sports because of their history with running events.
The organization will supply the technical know-how by providing the gear that will allow the event to be timed and recorded.
“We are very happy to work with the Life-Saving Station Museum. It is a great group, cause and location,” said Chris Klebe, OC Tri-Running event organizer.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Life-Saving Station Museum for exhibits, artifact collection and building upkeep. The museum is designed to help visitors experience the historical role performed by surfmen during the heyday of the Life-Saving Station. The museum is a non-profit which primarily receives funding from donations and fundraisers.
“We are very excited for this event and interest is high. It is an awesome opportunity for locals to go out and exercise,” Howard said.
“ In addition, visitors who are in town looking for something to do can participate too. We are hoping for a nice day to shine a historic light on what the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum offers,” she added.
There is a $25 fee and pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt. On-site registration starts at 8 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. Water is provided along the way for racers and refreshments will be available after crossing the finish line.
The museum was built in 1891 and replaced an earlier station house. It housed crew and equipment used to rescue vessels and lives off the coast.
In 1915, the facility became the United States Coast Guard, and the station was used until 1965.
In 1977, the landmark was relocated from Carolina Street to the inlet.
To register for the race, visit www.octrirunning.com. For more information, call 443-235-4405.