Crest Best Run Fest

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

October 9, 2022

Crest Best Run Fest

Oct 8

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October 9, 2022

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Crest Best Run Fest

Wildwood Crest's Premier Running Event

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

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GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 26, 2022

The 5th 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 four years, we are excited to continue hosting this event in early October. This event features multiple 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?

  • MORE RACES THAN EVER!
  • OUTSTANDING Customer Service
  • BIG Bling
  • Post Race Food
  • Awesome Swag
  • Awards. Lot's of awards!
  • Free Race Photos and more!

A Weekend Of Events

The Crest Best Run Fest will feature a Half Marathon, 10 Miler, 10K, 5K, Doggy Derby AND Kids' Race 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.

Kids

1K
October 8, 2022
Saturday
3:00 pm
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The CREST BEST Kids’ have arrived for the 1K fun run on the world famous Wildwood Crest Bike Path. This is a fun race for kids 12 and under but don't be fooled they run faster than their parents do. This race starts/finishes on the bike path at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest.

Registration opening January 26, 2022!

Doggy Derby

1 Mile
October 8, 2022
Saturday
4:00 pm
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Come join us for a fun Doggy Derby 1 Miler which takes place on the beautiful bike path of Wildwood Crest. Fur friends encouraged but not required. Dogs MUST be leashed.

Registration opening January 26, 2022!

5K

3.1 Miles
October 8, 2022
Saturday
5:30 pm
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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.

Registration opening January 26, 2022!

Half Marathon

13.1 Miles
October 9, 2022
Sunday
8:00 am
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Introducing the BRAND NEW Half Marathon run course!

Registration opening January 26, 2022!

10K

6.2 Miles
October 9, 2022
Sunday
8:00 am
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The 10K run course is an out/back featuring the Wildwood Crest Bike Path and boardwalk. Beach and Ocean views are always in sight!

Registration opening January 26, 2022!

10 Miler

10 Miles
October 9, 2022
Sunday
8:10 am
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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.

Registration opening January 26, 2022!

Event Schedule

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

Saturday, October 8, 2022

12:00 pm
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5:25 pm
Athlete Check In
Centennial Park
1:00 pm
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KIDS RACE STARTS
Centennial Park
3:00 pm
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DOGGY DERBY RACE STARTS
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 9, 2022

6:00 am
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7:50 am
Athlete Check In

For Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10K

Centennial Park
8:00 am
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10 MILER RACE STARTS
Centennial Park
8:00 am
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10K RACE STARTS
Centennial Park
8:00 am
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HALF MARATHON RACE STARTS
Centennial Park
11:00 am
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Awards Ceremony
Centennial Park
12:00 pm
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Race Course Closes
*The Race Director reserves the right to alter the course at any time for any reason.

Race Results

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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!

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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 🤩🤩🤩

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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 ❤️

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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!!

Crest Best Run Fest
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 1-2 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.

2021 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:
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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!

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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!

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What if the event is cancelled?

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. If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, athletes will be automatically added to the Virtual event (if applicable).

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

No, we do not under any circumstance offer refunds. However, you can opt to defer into the following year for $30 fee. Please see our DelMo Race Policies on the bottom of this event page.

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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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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. 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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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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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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On course products?

We are proud to offer BASE Performance products.

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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

65-69

70-74

75+

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. You can find your bib number the following ways:

  1. Confirmation Email
  2. RunSignUp.com Profile > Event
  3. DelMoSports App
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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/delmosports/

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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Race to Race Transfer Steps

To transfer your race registration, begin by logging into your RunSignUp.com 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". From there, you will click "Transfer to Another Race" on the top or the left side menu. You will be shown details and fees (if applicable). Select the appropriate Race and then click "Start Transfer".

If you are having difficulties, please email info@delmosports.com.

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Transfer Within the Same Race Steps

Event Transfer AKA Race Distance Changes

To edit your registration, begin by logging into your RunSignUp.com 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". From there, you will click "Transfer Event" on the left side menu, and then click "Start Transfer". Now you will select the race you are wanting to transfer TO, fill out necessary questions and pay fees (if applicable).

If you are having difficulties, please email info@delmosports.com.

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Featuring over 8,000 hotel, motel and bed and breakfast rooms, the Wildwoods — Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood — offer accommodations to fit every taste and budget. Many are family owned and operated and welcome patrons with a warm brand of hospitality and personal service. For those seeking longer-term options, the Wildwoods also feature a variety of weekly vacation rentals including condos, apartments, townhomes, duplexes, homes and cottages throughout the island. 

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Deferral Policy

DelMoSports, LLC does allow an athlete to defer if they choose for any reason for a fee of $30 and must be done at least 45 days prior to the race date.

Deferral Steps:

1. Log in to your RunSignUp.com account
2. Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration
3. On the left of the screen select “Defer Registration” & follow the steps which includes paying the $30 deferral fee.
4. When 2022 or 2023 registration opens you will receive an email on how to register for the event at no charge. (You would incur a cost if you purchase any add-ons)

Note: If you purchased Registration Protector, you can inquire with the carrier (Allianz) to move your coverage to next years event.

Transfer Policy

Race to Race

  1. There is NO transfer fee to transfer from one race to another race.
  2. The race transferred into must be in the same calendar year as the original event year. Races not included are any SOLD OUT events, Escape the Cape or the Hops Trot 5K.
  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. Athletes must transfer out of a race no later than 45 days prior to the race date.
  6. Athletes may transfer into eligible races until 45 days prior to the race date. This may be done through your Profile via RunSignUp.com.
  7. If a One-Day USA Triathlon Membership was purchased during your original race entry, you will need to email info@delmosports.com to have your One-Day USA Triathlon Membership License moved from one event to the next. Once moved, then the athlete can continue with the transfer.
  8. Races to be transferred into must have been opened to the general public for at least ten days.
  9. An athlete may only request (1) transfer per race per calendar year.
  10. Claimed deferral registrations are not transferable to another race.
  11. If an athlete chooses to transfer, they forfeit their eligibility for the full refund plan via Registration Protector.
  12. See FAQs for step-by-step instructions.

Within the Same Race (Event Transfer AKA Race Distance Changes)

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

If you have any questions, please 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 their terms and conditions. As with all events, proceeds from the event are used to cover the numerous nonrefundable pre and post-race expenses required to produce the event (e.g., city permits, police and traffic control, security, participant shirts, finisher medals, race bib, timing chips, equipment rental, tents, event staff, signage, event supplies, portable restrooms, etc.). 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, global pandemic, 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.