OCNJ Half Marathon Events Set for Sept. 27

first_imgThe sixth annual Ocean City Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, and race directors are hoping for the biggest turnout ever.The unique race includes plenty of oceanfront views but also a tour of Ocean City’s downtown and neighborhoods. Community groups man the water stations and compete for the most inspirational themes for runners. And everybody encourages spectators to come out to support the participants.______Visit www.OCNJ.US/RACE-EVENTS to sign up. There’s still a week left.______The course map for the 13.1 mile half-marathon route.The event this year includes a new course that starts with a loop over the Ninth Street Bridge and halfway across the Route 52 causeway. The event also includes a 5-kilometer run and a non-competitive 10-mile run/walk.There will be no race-day registration for the half-marathon. For information, call (609) 525-9317. The event benefits Ocean City Recreation Department scholarships and programs. The year’s awards include a new medal design.For more information on how to participate, spectate or volunteer, visit the event’s Facebook page.A record field participated in last year’s half marathon on a sunny and hot September day. The 13.1-mile race had 921 finishers led by 38-year-old David Scholl of Glenside, Pa.,  in 1:20.56. He finished more than two minutes ahead of the next runner, Stephen Eggly, a former winner of the race. Alex Bull, 22, was the first female finisher in 1:27.36.The 5-kilometer race had 322 finishers.Another 52 completed the inaugural 10-mile run/walk.Complete OCNJ Half Marathon ResultsComplete OCNJ 5K ResultsComplete OCNJ 10-Mile Run/Walk Results The Ocean City Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27.last_img read more

Homeowner’s plan to create house-size living in sky-home

first_img264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.“While you can barely buy a house there, here you can live right in the middle of town and you’re so close to Main Beach.” The apartment comes with a centrally location kitchen complete with European appliances.The couple have recently refurbished the apartment with new carpet, a fresh lick of paint and new light fittings. 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.IF YOU’RE after an apartment that is made for entertaining this Southport sky-home could be just the one.The modern style and flexible floorplan drew homeowners Kerrie and Tony Van Sleeuwen to the building in 2005. The couple said they bought apartment 263 for themselves and 264 for their in-laws and had a grand plan to some day merge both the homes. 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.“We wanted to put a door in the middle internally to join both the apartments but we never got around to it,” Mr Van Sleeuwen said. “It was our first time living in an apartment and it was absolutely fantastic.“When we first moved in we had our young son so it was incredibly handy having my mum and dad as our neighbours.” 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.Mr Van Sleeuwen said the opportunity to merge the apartments was still on offer.“We are selling both the apartments, so there would be double of everything including two kitchens,” he said.“It is still a better offer for what you can get in Sydney for $1.3 million. 264/105 Scarborough St, Southport.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoMr Van Sleeuwen said it was no ordinary apartment.“It has a massive balcony which we have used for entertaining and it is perfect for watching fireworks,” he said.“You can see them from Paradise Point to Coolangatta, we get six different firework shows from our balcony on one night.” The modern three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment features spectacular 180-degree views of the Broadwater and Surfers skyline. High above the Southport CBD the apartment sits on the 17th floor of the Nexus Towers. Offering a functional floor plan the light filled apartment oozes an expansive living and dining space with floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly flowing through to the large balcony. last_img read more