The third annual Sam Robb Memorial Beach Run starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 7, and includes a 5-kilometer out-and-back course on the beach at 40th Street.
The event also includes a 1-mile fun run and a kids' fun run.
The race is named for Sam Robb, a lifelong Ocean City visitor, who died in 2007 at 20 years old. Robb was a 6'5", 230-pound football and basketball player with nagging knee injury that led to frightful diagnosis: bone cancer.
The news came while Robb was still in high school in Roswell, GA, and in five years battling the disease, Robb showed uncharacteristic strength and zeal for sports and life — despite the substantial challenges his treatments presented. (Read more about Robb.)
His mantra survives as the motto of the race: “Fightin' Till the Last Breath.” All proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research.
Details of the event are as follows:
6 PM – EVENING 5K & EVENING 5K BAREFOOT, Race starts at 40th Street/Beach
6:15 PM – ONE MILE FUN RUN, Race starts at 40th Street/Beach
6:45 PM – KIDS FUN RUN
AFTER JUNE 30: 5K $25, One Mile Fun Run $5
Race Day registration begins at 4:30 PM
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Parking Lot
Phantom Runner – $25. We will mail you a race T-shirt.
Male & Female Overall & Masters; Top Finishers in Each Age Group
T-shirts distributed at registration. For runners registered on race day, t-shirts will be first-come, first-served.
Guarantee t-shirts for first 200 runners.
One mile runners are not eligible for a t-shirt.
Our Lady of Good Counsel – Roman Catholic Church
3948 Central Avenue (40th and Central Avenue)