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Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Addams Family’ Coming Up

The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 25th time on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars.

Registration is open and long-sleeved race T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 400 to sign up. Online registration is at www.ocnj.us/race-events, and race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point.


Buses will be available at the finish line in Somers Point to transport runners to the start in Ocean City before the race from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Buses also will be available transport runners back to Ocean City from Somers Point after the race. The awards ceremonies will be held at JFK Park after all participants have completed the course.

For more information, visit www.ocnj.us/race-events.

Students in grades 7 to 12 will star in “The Addams Family” (School Edition), a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. The iconic TV show is now an award-winning Broadway musical. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets $15. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.


Veterans Day Program (Nov. 11): Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Wesley Avenue). For more information, call 609-399-6111.

Winterfest by the Sea (Nov. 13): The Chamber of Commerce presents their second annual Winterfest by the Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza.  The event takes place inside the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk) this year.  Craft vendors, food vendors and strolling Santa and the Grinch will be present. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free parking in the adjacent municipal parking lot (entrance on Fifth Street).  For more information, call 609-399-1412.

“Earlier than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza (Nov. 20): 8 a.m. to noon. Get out earlier than the bird and jump-start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early-bird shopping specials. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Free Horse and Carriage Rides (weekends Nov. 20-21 through Dec. 18-19): Noon to 3 p.m. with boarding at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot (Nov. 25): The annual Thanksgiving morning 5-kilometer run begins at 8:30 a.m. and follows a course down the Ocean City Boardwalk. The event also includes a 5K walk and a one-mile fun run. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. Online registration is a runsignup.com, and race-day registration opens at 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For more information, call 609-398-9500 ext. 4 or visit hsocnj.org.

Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” (Nov. 26): 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join Ocean City’s downtown merchants and the Chamber of Commerce in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Visits With Santa (weekends Nov. 27-28 through Dec. 18-19): 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mark Soifer Park (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue). For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Photos With Santa in an OCBP Lifeguard Boat (weekends Nov. 27-28 through Dec. 18-19): Noon to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.