(Nov. 7, 2014) Visitors and residents are invited to celebrate and support history at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum’s inaugural Storm Warriors 5K run and walk, Saturday.
The race will start at the museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, and continue up the boards to the Holiday Inn on 17th Street.
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 station.
There is a $25 fee. On-site registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race will begin at 9 a.m.
The museum was built in 1891 and replaced an earlier station house. It housed crew and equipment used to rescue vessels and stranded persons off the coast. In 1915, the facility became part of the United States Coast Guard, and the station was used until 1965. In 1977, the landmark was relocated from Caroline Street to the Inlet.
To register, visit www.octrirunning.com, or call 443-235-4405.