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The 17th Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk between Ocean City and Somers Point will “break new ground” this year.

The event will be over the new, $400 million causeway recently completed between the two Cities. Participants will be able to get a good look at the Bay and a good look back at Ocean City as they negotiate the new super span on their way to Somers Point.

The race begins 8 a.m., Nov. 3 rd at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point.

Runners will compete in various age groups from 9 years to 70 plus, male and female. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. There will be special awards to the male and female with the best over-all times.

Walkers will participate for the opportunity to take in the sights, snap photos and enjoy a relaxed workout. No pets, skate boards, bikes or roller blades will be allowed because of insurance restrictions.

Pre-registration rate will be $25 if received by Oct. 26 and $30 the day of the race. No mail-ins will be accepted after Oct. 26. Immediate families of up to four may register for a discounted price of $70. A separate registration form is required for each family participant.

Same day registration starts 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. Packet pick-up and late entry will also be conducted at the Transportation Center. Buses will be available at the JFK Park finish line in Somers Point to transport runners to the start before the race from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Buses will also transport runners back to Ocean City at the conclusion of the race.

New This Year: Beat the crowd and pick up entry packet early (pre-registrants only), Friday, Nov. 2 at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

An awards ceremony will be held at JFK Park after all participants have completed the course. Shirts are guaranteed to first 300 pre-registrants or while supplies last. Free refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event.

Registration forms are available at the Community Services Offices, Room 214, second floor of City Hall in Ocean City, 609-525-9300 or from New York Avenue School in Somers Point 609-927-2053, Ext. 3101. Registration forms can be emailed. Call 609-525-9300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms with a check made payable to Foundation for Education, Somers Pt., must be mailed to L&M Computer Sports, 89 Park Drive, Berlin, N.J. 08009 by Oct. 26. After Oct. 26, registrations will be taken the day of the race only. Online registration is available this year at www.lmsports.com