Crest Best Run Fest

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

October 11, 2020

Crest Best Run Fest

Oct 10

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October 11, 2020

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Crest Best Run Fest

Columbus Day Weekend's Premier Running Event

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

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RACE UPADTE: WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!!

The 3rd Annual Crest Best Run Fest Presented by Inspira Health is ON!

In order to produce this event in the safest regard possible, we have decided to streamline our weekend to give the best, safest experience possible while following the guidelines set forth by the state of New Jersey, WHO, and CDC. In order to accomplish this, we will produce the Saturday Night Sunset 5K and Sunday Morning Crest Best 10 Miler ONLY.

What can you expect from DelMoSports to keep you safe?
Safety has been, and always will be our #1 priority. Therefore, to conduct the Crest Best Run Fest in 2020 we are taking the following steps to keep you safe:

  1. Centennial Park will be for athletes only. No spectators within the park. Spectators can watch (while social distancing) from outside the fenced area.
  2. Expect to see social distancing signage and hand sanitizer EVERYWHERE.
  3. All DelMoSports staff and volunteers will be masked up at all times.  
  4. All athletes will have their temperatures taken by Inspira Health at check in. Any athlete who records a temp above normal will have the opportunity to retake their temp. If still above normal, they will be asked to leave.
  5. We will start our races via a ‘staggered start,’ spacing our athletes (using cones) every 6 feet.  
  6. All athletes must wear a mask in the start corral. No exceptions. Athletes may remove their mask to run, but must wear their mask once they have finished.  
  7. Awards podiums will be social distanced.
  8. Expect pre-wrapped, grab-and-go food post-race.
  9. Aid Stations will be self-serving, do not expect volunteers to physically hand off water. We strongly encourage our athletes to ‘carry your own.’
  10. We need You to be responsible for You. Please, regardless of what you’ve been doing personally, respect those athletes around you and practice social distancing at all times, wear a mask, and most importantly if you don’t feel well to please stay home.

Looking forward to a safe, fun race!

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The 3rd Annual Crest Best Run Fest Presented by Inspira Health is a world class running event almost entirely in the Borough of Wildwood Crest, NJ, the home of DelMoSports! After a successful two years, we are excited to continue hosting this event Columbus Day Weekend. This event features 5 races over 2 days for runners seeking the ultimate experience and swag.

What's included?

We know there are many choices when it comes to running races, so what can you expect from the Crest Best?

  • Challenge Package
  • OUTSTANDING Customer Service
  • BIG Bling
  • Post Race Food
  • Awesome Swag
  • Awards. Lot's of awards!
  • Free Race Photos and more!

Crest Best 10 Miler is USATF Certified: NJ19031LMB

A Weekend Of Events

The Crest Best Run Fest features a 10 Miler and 5K which allows runners to experience the BEST of what Wildwood Crest has to offer: beachfront parks, scenic bayside lakes, wetlands, wildlife refuge and beautiful beaches! Note: In order to qualify for a personalized bib and guaranteed race swag, athletes must complete their online registration 45 days before race day.

Baker Brothers Challenge

October 10, 2020
Saturday
5:30 pm
REGISTER

Check out the Baker Brothers Challenge! Athletes can participate in two races during the weekend and collect the bling! The race options include a 5K on Saturday, October 10 AND 10 Miler on Sunday, October 11.

5K + 10 Miler: $81

Price Increase TBD

5K

3.1 Miles
October 10, 2020
Saturday
5:30 pm
REGISTER

The 5K, the first race of the weekend, is a great event for ALL ABILITIES as runners are guided from Centennial Park to Sunset Lake and back.

5K: $33

Price Increase TBD

10 Miler

10 Miles
October 11, 2020
Sunday
8:00 am
REGISTER

The Crest Best 10 Miler delivers the most scenic, unique 10 mile course in South Jersey. Runners will pass bayside lakes, causeways, fishing ports, wildlife preserves, ocean views, and bike paths for a one-of-a-kind experience in Wildwood Crest, NJ.

USATF Certified: NJ19031LMB

10 Miler: $68

Price Increase TBD

Event Schedule

*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS TENTATIVE & SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

4:00 pm
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5:20 pm
5K & Baker Brother Athlete Check In
Centennial Park
5:30 pm
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5K RACE STARTS
Centennial Park
6:30 pm
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5K Awards Ceremony
Centennial Park

Sunday, October 11, 2020

6:00 am
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7:50 am
10 Miler Athlete Check In
Centennial Park
8:00 am
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10 MILER RACE STARTS
Centennial Park
10:30 am
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10 Miler Awards Ceremony
Centennial Park
11:30 am
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Race Course Closes
Crest Best 5K
Crest Best 10 Miler

Crest Best 5K

Crest Best 5K

Crest Best 10 Miler

Crest Best 10 Miler
*The Race Director reserves the right to alter the course at any time for any reason.

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Friends & Family

The Borough of Wildwood Crest is a small shore resort community located at the extreme southern end of New Jersey. Our magnificent free beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. We offer many activities like our Famous Wildwood Boardwalk, to parasailing, fishing, jet skies and the many other interesting and exciting attractions in southern New Jersey. Wildwood Crest was recently named top 25 family vacation destination on East Coast! (Trip Advisor) Remember... it's better in the Crest.

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Megan Pappan

Megan Pappan

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Best race weekend ever!!! Thanks DelMoSports Inc. for a fantastic race weekend! #allthebling

Crest Best Run Fest
Kimberly Murata Abbott

Kimberly Murata Abbott

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Thank you to DelMoSports Inc., the Borough of Wildwood Crest, and the amazing volunteers (especially the Crest Memorial School community) for another incredible Crest Best Run Fest! Can't wait until next year!

Crest Best Run Fest
John McMichael

John McMichael

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Great race. Fantastic volunteers and breakfast was awesome. I mean eggs and bacon and sausage. Come on now 🤩🤩🤩

Crest Best Run Fest
Kare Hofmann Gaskill

Kare Hofmann Gaskill

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Awesome, well organized weekend of events! Thanks to everyone that made it possible!

Crest Best Run Fest
Maria Cutrufello Tavener

Maria Cutrufello Tavener

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Absolute Fantastic Run Weekend. A great way for 3/5 in my family to enter the world of running. Thank you for a well-organized, passionate group of people and volunteers! We are all running in the spring and we plan to be back in the fall.

Crest Best Run Fest
Angel Pellegrino Wagner

Angel Pellegrino Wagner

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Amazing, well organized event. Kids run was doable even for my 2 year old (with daddy's help!). We will visit this event again and again ❤️

Crest Best Run Fest
Pamela Brockman

Pamela Brockman

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Another great experience at the crest best. Organization, food, help, aid options every detail spot on. Also chatted with some DelMo folks who also just great people, and great runner talk... keep bringing this event in... it’s a favorite!

Crest Best Run Fest
Amy Risser

Amy Risser

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Awesome event from start to finish! Thanks to all the paid and volunteers that made it a great two days! Proud to be a small part of the Wildwood Community ❤️

Crest Best Run Fest
Jackie Wormann Pellek

Jackie Wormann Pellek

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Ocean Running Club had a blast. Great job by Team DelMo! Best sign on course "would you rather be cleaning".

Crest Best Run Fest
Jim Welshmann

Jim Welshmann

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Loved this weekend. Be back next year for sure. Hope to bring lots of running friends for the challenges. Thanks to all the super fun and friendly volunteers!

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Diane Tolan Bahrt

Diane Tolan Bahrt

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Very good event, well ran and very organized. If you missed it this year, put it in for next year. Good Job!

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Michael McGinley Sr.

Michael McGinley Sr.

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

I ran the 10 mile option this morning. What can I say? This was a well run, well organized, and well supported event. I look forward to making it part of my Columbus Day weekend plans for years to come.

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Brian Michael

Brian Michael

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Great race today!! Super volunteers all over that course!!

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Susan Roman

Susan Roman

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher

Top notch 10 miler from beginning to end. Nice, flat scenic course, good support staff and safety, good water stations and volunteers, great mile markings - couldn't miss them, AWESOME finish, and then there's the food! So well organized with friendly faces congratulating us as we walked in. Truly a pleasure to have run. It was terrific. Well Done!!!

Crest Best Run Fest
Kimberley Smith

Kimberley Smith

Crest Best Run Fest
Finisher


The current year's Athlete Guide will be uploaded 2-4 weeks prior to race day. Please use last year's guide as a reference only.

Everything you need to know about race day in one simple format. Print and take with you.

2019 Athlete Guide will be available closer to race day, once all dates/times are finalized.

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FAQ

Some of the more commonly asked event specific and general policy questions:
Simply click on the question or + button to expand to view the answer.

Can I switch my shirt size?

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All race items (personalized bibs, shirts, etc.) are typically ordered 45 days in advance - for this event in particular, that date is August 26th.  Should you need to switch your shirt size BEFORE this date, please email us at info@delmosports.com. Should you need to switch your shirt size AFTER this date, you may swap your shirt out should we have any extra, after the event on Sunday at the Info Tent on Centennial Park. Please keep in mind that this is a first come, first serve basis and we do this in an effort for everyone to get the sizes they ordered. Thank you for your cooperation!

What time are the is Morey's Pier - Mariner's Pier - open?

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Mariner’s Pier (Schellenger Ave.) will be open the following hours the weekend of October 10 – 11:

  • Saturday, 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
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Is Live Tracking available for this event?

YES! We offer FREE Live Tracking via the DelMoSports Elite Events Mobile App powered by Cape May County Tourism during event weekend. In addition to live athlete tracking, there will also be live race day coverage with up-to-date race results, selfie filters, live leaderboard and more! Download it today! Apple App Store / Google Play

Note:  The tracking is ONLY available on race day.

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What if the event is cancelled due to weather?

DelMoSports reserves the right to alter the course at any time AND cancel the Events for any reason. Additionally, in the instance that the Events have commenced, DelMoSports may cancel the remainder of such Events if, in the opinion of any employee or agent of the Company, there is sufficient reason to believe that the Participant may be in danger of injury or loss. This paragraph includes, but is not limited to, any act of God or unforeseeable event, such as natural disasters, riots, acts of governing authorities, or otherwise.

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I can no longer compete, can I get a refund?

No, we do not under any circumstance offer refunds. Please see our DelMo Race Policies on the bottom of this event page.

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Can I check in for another athlete?

Sure! Just make sure you have some form of photo identification of the person you are picking up for. Photo of ID works!

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When will the athlete guide be posted and what information will be included in the athlete guide?

The athlete guide will be posted 2-3 weeks before race day. Included (but not limited to) in the athlete guide will be; an event timeline, important locations and directions, course maps, parking information, check in information, typical weather conditions, race rules and regulations, timing information, awards information, kids race details, a spectator guide and an expo guide.

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What do I do if my results are incorrect or missing?

Shoot us an email at timing@delmosports.com and we will have DelMoPRO review your results accordingly.

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I can’t race this year but I want to be involved, how can I help?

Volunteer!  We are always looking for helpful volunteers at all of our events.  Contact us more information or go to our Volunteer page to sign up.

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Is there an expo at every DelMoSports race?

Yes! Every event has an athlete expo on site. Athletes can check out the latest products in triathlon and running, from sneakers to headbands to nutrition.

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Information on Registration Protector

If you purchased Registration Protector at the time of check-out, you may request a refund provided you are in compliance with the Registration Protector’s terms and conditions. Please refer to the email that was sent to you following the completion of your registration.

If you registered via Active prior to September 1st: REGISTRATION PROTECTOR - For more information, click HERE (downloadable PDF). To start a claim, click HERE.

If you registered via RunSignUp after October 1st: ALLIANZ - For more information, click HERE (downloadable PDF). To start a claim, call 1-888-887-4743.

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Can I bring communication or music devices on the course?

Yes! Headphones are permitted but we ask that any runner wearing a device makes sure they can hear any race messages at race start or from officials during the course of the race.

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Where will the port-a-potties be located?

Approximately every 1-2 miles throughout the course as well as at the start and finish line areas.

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Race Photos

Flashframe will be providing on course photography on race day. In preparation make sure to:

  1. Make sure all bib numbers are clear and visible on race day
  2. Smile big when you see a Flashframe photographer on course! Make sure that bib is still showing!
  3. Checkhttps://delmosports.flashframe.io/ after the race for your free digital race photos
  4. Share your photos on Facebook and social media! Make sure to thank our sponsor!

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Can I transfer, sell, or give my bib to another person?

No. Please see the DelMo Race Policies at the end of this event page.

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Will this event be supported by Pacers?

YES! Various Pace times will be available for the 10 Miler. Pace times: TBD.

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On course products?

We are proud to offer BASE Performance and GU Energy Gels.

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Where can I park?

We encourage you to find FREE street parking since the parking meters will not be in effect. For Athlete Check-In times and locations, please refer to the athlete schedule above.

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I am/was unable to attend the event. Can my items be mailed to me?

No. Unfortunately, we do not mail race items post event. Thank you for understanding.

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What are the Age Groups for awards?

16 & under

17-20

21-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-64

65+

Awards go 3 deep.

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How do I find my bib number?

    Bib numbers will be assigned approximately 45 days prior to the event.

    1. Confirmation Email
    2. DelMoSports App
    3. Bib Lookup Link
    4. Bib Lookup Tent @ Centennial Park.
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    Can I transfer or switch my bib/registration to another person?

    No. As noted in the application waiver that you signed during registration, bibs/registration(s) are non-transferable.

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    Why didn't I receive a registration confirmation email?

    Based on your system's personal set up, it is not uncommon that confirmation emails get blocked, go to your SPAM folder, or end up in your junk mail. It may also be helpful to add info@delmosports.com to your contact list. Review your registration by logging into RunSignUp.com

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    How can I purchase an iTAB to display my finish time on my finisher medal?

    Make this event a race to remember – with iTAB

    We’ve partnered with iTAB to offer you medal personalization. It’s the perfect memento of your race; personalized with your name and finish time.  It’s simple, memorable and fixes neatly on to the ribbon of your medal with a special buckle attachment, so you can always remember what time you finished the race in – and share the story of your race day with your supporters, sponsors or fellow participants. #everyracetellsastory

    Simply follow this link to order: https://www.itab.us.com/product/del-mo-events/

    The iTAB team will mail the special personalized plate to you– so you can fix it to your medal and share your personalized memento with pride.

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    How can I edit my registration?

    To edit your registration, begin by logging into your RunSignUp account, and go to your “Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration". Please see the left side menu, this page allows you to view your registration information as well as perform the following: update question responses, resend confirmation email, sign waiver, upgrade/downgrade within the event, etc. For more help, email info@delmosports.com

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    Can I run with a jogging stroller?

    YES! Just please place yourselves in a safe position towards the side or back of the pack. Thank you for understanding!

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    Deferral Policy

    DelMoSports, LLC does not allow for any deferrals. However, you may file a claim to request a refund provided you have purchased Registration Protector through Booking Protect when registering via ACTIVE.com or Allianz when registering via RunSignUp.com. Please refer to the email that was sent to you from the Protection provider following the completion of your registration. Additionally, you may also request a transfer to another DelMoSports event in the same calendar year, provided you meet the Transfer Policy terms below.

    Transfer Policy

    Event To Event

    1. There is a $30 transfer fee to transfer from one event to another event.
    2. The event transferred into must be in the same calendar year as the original event year. This does not include Hops Trot 5K, Rock ‘N’ Roll Atlantic City and/or IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City.
    3. If an athlete is transferring from a higher priced race to a lower priced race, the athlete will not be refunded the difference.
    4. If an athlete is transferring from a lower priced race to a higher priced race, the athlete will be required to pay the difference in addition to the transfer fee.
    5. Entry into sold out events is not available.
    6. Athletes must transfer out of a race no later than 45 days prior to the race date.
    7. Athletes may transfer into eligible races until 45 days prior to the race date.
    8. If a one-day USAT license was purchased along with the original race entry, it will be transferred to the new race and will not need to be re-purchased by the athlete.
    9. Races to be transferred into must have been opened to the general public for at least ten days.
    10. An athlete may only request (1) transfer per event per calendar year.
    11. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan. Even if they purchased the Registration Protector for that particular event within the registration.

    Within the Same Event

    1. Transfers are permitted from one distance to another within the same event provided General Registration is still open.
    2. There is no fee to transfer from one distance to another within the same event. This includes Individual to Relay and vice versa.
    3. If an athlete is transferring from a higher priced distance to a lower priced distance, the athlete will not be refunded the difference.
    4. If an athlete is transferring from a lower priced distance to a higher priced distance, the athlete will be required to pay the difference.
    5. Once a transfer or refund via Registration Protector has been redeemed, the option to switch is no longer available.
    6. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan via Registration Protector.
    7. Bib transfers from one person to another is not allowed. No exceptions.

    To request a transfer, email info@delmosports.com

    Refund Policy

    DelMoSports, LLC offers Registration Protector through our registration platform. In the event that you register for a DelMoSports event and cannot participate, there are no refunds UNLESS you have purchased Registration Protector AND are in compliance with the terms and conditions. Additionally, refer to item 9 of the DelMoSports, LLC Waiver: I acknowledge and agree that Event Producer, in its sole discretion, may delay, modify, or cancel the Event for any reason, including if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. In the event the Event is delayed, modified, or cancelled, including but not limited to acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, wind, rough water, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), acts of terrorism, fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, race course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of Event Producer, there shall be no refund of entry fee or any other costs incurred in connection with the Event.