Murray Mile Ocean Classic

Avalon, NJ, USA
20 Jul, 2024 (Sat)


500 m, 1 mi

About the event

New to open water ocean swimming? THE MURRAY HALF mile option has just been added to the line up! Same great swag.1/2 of the Murray Mile, easy peasy! 

REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 20th AT 5:30PM. Have you ever watched the county lifeguards at their ocean swim competitions over the years and dreamed of having the chance to swim the same race course? Now is your chance!! The first ever lifeguard ocean course will now be open to the public to race in Avalon, and for that matter, all of South Jersey! Just like the lifeguards, you will swim the flags straight out into the ocean and back. Yup, you heard that right. The start and finish will be the same place, approximately  35th Street and the beach. Saturday night at 6:30pm. I bet you can just feel the excitement already for a running beach start.

It was an easy decision to name this new, epic event to honor our Avalon Beach Patrol captain of 65 years, Captain Murray Wolf. A new tradition continues, hopefully for many many years. Proceeds will be going to the Avalon Beach Patrol Alumni Association. You can count on many current and former guards from ABP and the county to be in the mix for this swim. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. NO IN PERSON SIGN UPS. Entry fee includes a branded custom swim cap, chip timing, finisher's towel and a premium event branded tee shirt to the first 100 registered for either swim. 

Wetsuits are permitted, but in true lifeguard races, those wearing wetsuits are not eligible for awards. Current ocean temperature will be posted race week.

Mandatory 45 minute cut off to complete the mile swim.

Avalon Beach Patrol will be the on water rescue teams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               5:15-6:15pm PACKET PICK UP RACE DAY at the Avalon Beach Patrol Headquarters 32nd Street and the Beach. Plenty of parking at 29th and 30th  public parking lots on Avalon Avenue. 

6:30pm MASS START for the Murray Mile Swim, 6:32 MASS START for The Murray Half Swim. 

7:15 PM Awards back at headquarters and NEMO'S Pizza. 

Murray Mile: Top 3 Male and Female Overall. Male and Female Age Group winners in 10 year increments for the MM  (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,60-69, 70 plus) No duplicate awards. Top 5 male and female overall for The Murray Half.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Avalon Beach Patrol Alumni Association.


Races offered by this event

You have 3 weeks to prepare


20 Jul, 2024 (Sat) - 18:30
1 mi
On site


20 Jul, 2024 (Sat) - 18:35
500 m
On site


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