Ocean City's Pamper Scamper Crawling Race Set for Tuesday
The annual speed-crawling event for babies 15 months old and younger is scheduled for Aug. 7.
Ocean City’s popular crawling race among babies, the annual Pamper Scamper, is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Sixth Street Beach volleyball courts near Gillian's Wonderland Pier.
Registration is at 9 a.m. and open to all infants 15 months and younger. The contest is free, and prizes are awarded.
The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Department with prizes donated by Ocean City merchants.
The Pamper Scamper is a prelude to Ocean City’s 103rd Baby Parade, scheduled this year for 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug 9. The parade route is on the Ocean City Boardwalk between Sixth and 12th streets.
Deadline for registration in the Baby Parade is Tues., Aug. 7 at noon at the Music Pier Information Office, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For information, call the Public Relations Office at 609-525-9300.
The Pamper Scamper entails babies placed in the center of a round tarp. The first one to crawl to a parent waiting in the sand at the edge of the tarp is declared winner.
Prior to the Pamper Scamper, spectators sing the Pamper Scamper song, “Baby Race,” to the tune of the popular standard "Baby Face":
We’ve got the cutest little
In this place-
Aren’t they all so pretty
Here in Ocean City?
The ocean’s wetter and the boardwalk’s better here!
So come on you’all
And watch our Babies crawl
In Ocean City’s Baby Race!