Move 4 the Memorial

Event Date

Sat, Oct 11, 2014


Cape May, NJ

About This Activity

The 2nd Annual Move 4 The Memorial is shaping up to be a solid event.  We've added the 10-mile race for those looking for a little more distance. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the top male and female 10-mile runner (post-collegiate status only)**.  Prizes in the 5K and 10K will be driven by the number of paid participants.

Although we are raising money for the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation, our focus on October 11th is to provide an exceptional, affordable, and scenic race, a fast and fan-friendly course, and an environment that only the Coast Guard Training Center can display.    Last year we had nearly 300 runners in our inaugural race.

Donations to the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation are greatly appreciated and needed in order to erect a lasting memorial in Cape May, NJ to the more than 1500 Coast Guard personnel who have died conducting Coast Guard missions worldwide. Please visit  to learn more.

Primary Sponsors - Sincere Thank You!  You made this event a success before it even started -

John Malinchok - Frackville, PA

Damiter Construction - Frackville, PA

Central Highway Oil - Frackville, PA

T. J. McAndrew  Exc - Frackville, PA

Gera Exc - Frackville, PA

Will's Tree Service - Frackville, PA

Dubosky's Auto Electric - Frackville, PA

Weichert Realtors Coastal - Wildwood, NJ

Wise Snacks - Berwick, PA

Collson's Services LLC   Cape May, NJ

Capri Motor Lodge    Cape May, NJ

Sunset Beach Gifts, Golf, & Grille    Cape May, NJ


Event details and schedule

*** You must present a photo ID if you are driving on the base - that is where the start / finish areas are located.  Vehicles and people are subject to search aboard the Federal property.  Parking is provided on the base.

The course is a 3.1-mile, out-and-back (one block turnaround) loop that travels along Cape May Harbor on the Coast Guard base and on Delaware Avenue.  Runners will be less than 100 feet from Cape May Harbor for much of the race (including the 10K and 10-miler).

Due to the course configuration, bathrooms, water stations, and support is available at the 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9 mile marks (approximately).  Your family and friends can hang out and see much of the race at the Coast Guard Base. Guests can also visit the Nature Center on Delaware Avenue, rent kayaks, or tour Cape May.

The layout of the course makes it possible to bring your own drink / water bottle and leave it at the aid station.  

The 10K is two laps on the course, with an extra 100 meter turnaround near the end.  The 10 Miler is three laps on the course, with an extra .8 mile run on the base.

The courses are Cape May flat (really flat) and fast - all pavement.

Delaware Avenue will be closed to all non-residential traffic during the event.

All races start together at 8:30 AM, RAIN or SHINE.

Get ready and see you on the 11th!


In an attempt to keep prices down for everyone, please contact us via email ( if you would like to pre-order a t-shirt by October 1st.  Cotton t-shirts are $10.  I am ordering some high-end running shirts that will be more expensive - I'll charge those at my cost.

 **  Cash prizes will not be awarded if there are less than 75 paid participants for the entire event or if sponsorship does not cover the cost of the event.

Disclaimer:  This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Coast Guard, City or County of Cape May, or the US Government.  The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers’ Association, in support of the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation, sponsors the event and has received license to do so.  Although we have volunteers who will attempt to control traffic, runners must take prudent care to avoid traffic, bumps and holes in the road, or other hazards associated with running the listed distances.  

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