675 runners, 3 wheelers and 1 handcyclist.
1st (02:35:09) – Grant Bertiaume
2nd (02:56:35) – Paul Erway
3rd (03:07:55) – Aaron Roux
The Ocean Drive Marathon in Cape May, NJ was a great race even though the weather was Brisk and damp, being just off the water. In case you don’t know where Cap May is in New Jersey, it is at the southernmost tip. This is where the Delaware Bay splits New Jersey and Delaware and opens up into the Atlantic Ocean. As you know, Hurricane Sandy caused quite a ruckus in New Jersey, but luckily things are starting to get back together thanks to the diligent efforts of the people who live there. The Ocean Drive Marathon was a good example of this diligence, the race director in particular made sure that transportation was available for wheelers as well as non-wheelers to the starting line and from the finish line back to the start. Not to mention that some of us wheelers needed our everyday wheelchairs delivered to us at the finish line. The course itself was well laid out and marked. Well, with one exception, somehow Grant got detoured off the main course at about the 12 mile marker, but got back on track about a half mile later. The last half mile or so of the race was along the ocean front. We could hear the waves crashing onto the beach as we came closer to the finish line. It made for an exhilarating end of the race.
We would like to give Special Thanks to Doug Rice of Split Second Racing for helping to organize the event. He can be contacted through www.splitsecondracing.net or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org