Memorial Beach Challenge

The MEMORIAL BEACH CHALLENGE  (formerly Stand Up 4 SEALs) SUP Race features a triangular shape course that will challenge competitors both in water and on land.  Join us as we Stand Up to honor our nation's heroes!


RACE:

On May 23, 2015, join ocean athletes, adventure racers, and teams of all ages for a day of competition and camaraderie to honor our nation’s heroes. The Memorial Beach Challenge SUP Race will take place side by side with an actual Navy SEAL inspired Obstacle Course Challenge as well as a kids Fun Run. The morning concludes with a Memorial Paddle Out that we encourage not only the racers, but the entire community's participation. Plan to spend the day in "America's Greatest Family Resort,", there is something for everyone in your family to do and to remember the true reason of why we can stand free every Memorial Day.

Each race is organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the money raised goes to One Team One Fight, a partnership between the 31 Heroes Project, the Navy SEAL Foundation, and the Travis Manion Foundation. 


Please continue to the registration page on paddleguru for the SUP race, if you would like to sign up yourself or others for the Obstacle Course portion, the Kids Fun Run or to volunteer, please click Memorial Beach Challenge.  It is possible to do both the SUP race and the obstacle Course, please alert Becky at ocpaddleboard@comcast.net if you have registered for both events, so that we can make sure your receive the proper heat for the Obstacle Course. 

Get in the fight today and sign up!

COURSE: This course is very challenging both in the ocean and on land. It has been designed to test competitor’s technical and surfing skills as well as their muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance capabilities. The overall distance of the ocean course is 4 miles and what makes this super unique is the sand portion of the course where each competitor must beach their board in between laps and run up and down a large sand dune, and complete two other fitness obstacles before grabbing their board/paddle and heading back to the water.

Individuals : Complete 1 mile ocean lap, beach board, continue to the 3 land obstacles, grab board and repeat 3 more times, on final lap run through marked finish line.

Teams: Team composed of 4 people will begin with first person completing the 1 mile ocean lap, beaching board,  and continuing to the 3 land obstacles. Person #1 will then high five next teammate who will repeat same course. Final person will complete the lap and 3 obstacles and run through marked finish line.

DIVISION & AGE GROUP(s):

·         INDIVIDUAL


o   SUP Race 14ft

§  Men and Women Divisions

    17 and under

    18-49

    50+


o   SUP Race 12’6ft

§  Men and Women Divisions

    17 and under

   18-49

   50+


o   SUP Surf Under 12’2

§  Men and Women Divisions

    17 and under

    18-49

    50+


NEW ADDITION   - PRONE STOCK AND PRONE 14'

Men and Women Divisions

17 and under

18-49

50+


 

·         RELAY (4 Person Teams with one board, can be of any age or gender combination)

o   SUP Race 14ft


o   SUP Race 12’6ft


o   SUP Surf Under 12’2


NEW CATEGORY - PRONE (Open but stock boards are recommended)


 

WPA: Rules

  • Paddlers must follow the Race Director's instructions. Final start instructions for the SUP Ocean Challenge will be communicated formally ten minutes prior to the race start time. The race director shall be responsible for officiating the event start and finish.
  • Race Director is the head official for all Memorial Beach Challenge racing events and has the final say in disqualification rulings, finishes and race protest filings.
  • The first heat of the SUP Race will begin with the 8am designated start that begins all events.
  • The course is around all buoys as directed by the Race Director. At no time during the race may a competitor impede another competitor. Unsportsmanlike conduct/actions will result in disqualification. Any competitor failing to round all buoys, will be disqualified from the race. Working as a team is what this event is all about. The SUP Community is a great community, show respect and responsibility to keep it that way.
  • After rounding the last buoy, paddlers will finish in an upright standing position before running through the exchange area and completing the last set of land obstacles to the finish line. The boards and paddle are to be left on the shore. Each Individiual and  team’s fourth and final paddler must cross the finish line area to receive a finish time and placing. Any shifting or hassling for position in the funnel will result in disqualification. Competitors must not leave the finish area until their place, team name and number, has been recorded by the scorer.
  • It is recommended that for the relay events only one board be chosen & utilized by competitors.
  •  All safety regulations must be followed including but not limited to wearing a leash and Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device.

PRIZES & AWARD(s):

• Medals to first, second & third finishing individuals in each age category and to the first place team in each board category.

• Everyone gets a T-Shirt for participating and is encouraged to wear it to support the patriotic theme.



 

DONATE: To Donate or start a fundraising campaign please follow the link below. Donations as small as $5 will go towards tragedy assistance, educational programs and legacy activities: 

Donation Portal

SPONSORS: Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, organizations and businesses to show their support for the families of our fallen heroes. Sponsorship is tax deductible and more information can be found at http://memorialbeachchallenge.com/sponsor/


REFUNDS(s): No refunds will be given for this event if canceled. All funds will be donated to One Team One Fight in support our nation’s military families.

Event Logistics can be found via the link below:
www.memorialbeachchallenge.com/logistics

Important items to note:
Race bag distribution will take place on Friday from 2pm-10pm, and on Saturday from 6:00 am to 7:30 am for the 8 am race start time. This is a great time to bid on our amazing auction items that will be given away during the awards ceremony.

Please try to register ahead of time to ease the check in process Saturday morning.

Board drop off and pick up will be at 8th street, where our trusted and loyal volunteers will guard all items, traffic will be directed by the OCPD, please follow their lead. Once you have parked, pick up your board from 8th street and head to the SUP start on the beach (two American flags)  - where another volunteer will guard items.  Then head to the Music Pier to check in/register. The Music Pier is located to the right of 8th st, on the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.  (Large Tan building)

At check in you will receive a bib. Make sure it is pinned on and ready by 7:45am.

If you have any issues with needing screws, screwdrivers, channel plates, fcs keys, etc.. visit the OC Paddleboard tent, they can assist you.
 
LEASH AND PFD ARE REQUIRED!!



7:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies on the beach at the Music Pier
7:45 AM - Pre-Race meeting
8:00 AM - Race Start for both SUP and Obstacle
9:30 AM - Kids Fun Run, followed immediately by the Memorial Paddle Out
Awards will take place inside the Music Pier after the Memorial Paddle Out.

We highly recommend registering ahead of time to help these transitions go smoothly!

Look forward to seeing you on the water to honor our nation's greatest heroes!

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Kira Daugherty99SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Chad Gallagher750SUP 14'AllGuy
Daniel Wallace751SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Mitch Lafleur752SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Eric Ransome753SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Joseph Pacera754SUP 14'AllGuy
Kim Levins755SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jason Howell757SUP 14'AllGuy
Josette Lata758SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Kevin Ashe760SUP SurfboardAllGuy
Christy Iredell761SUP SurfboardAllGirl
Sandy Gajewski762SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Luz Cristina Torres799SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Sven Peltonen800SUP 14'AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Richard Cubelo794SUP SurfboardAllMixed
Lynda Cubelo798SUP 12'6"AllMixed
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Dave Allison756Prone StockAllGuy
Sofiya Lebedeva759Prone StockAllGirl
Brian Pasternak763Prone StockAllGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.




The event will be held and staged at the Ocean City Music Pier. More information can be found via the link below:
http://www.ocnj.us/Music-Pier/

Coming from the West:
Use the AC Expressway to Exit 7S, Proceed to Garden State Parkway South, take Exit 30 for Somers Point/Ocean City. (Toll upon exit) Continue straight (this road is called West laurel Drive, MacAuthor Blvd, and finally becomes Rt 52) Go through 3 lights and continue over the 9th Street bridge into Ocean City. Upon entering OC continue straight through 6 more lights. After 6th light (Ocean Ave) make a Left onto Atlantic Ave, then Make your second right onto 8th Street. Board Drop off will take place here and OCPD will direct you to parking.

Coming from the North:
Use Garden State Parkway Exit 30 for Somers Point/Ocean City. (Toll upon exit) Continue straight (this road is called West laurel Drive, MacAuthor Blvd, and finally becomes Rt 52) Go through 3 lights and continue over the 9th Street bridge into Ocean City. Upon entering OC continue straight through 6 more lights. After 6th light (Ocean Ave) make a Left onto Atlantic Ave, then Make your second right onto 8th Street. Board Drop off will take place here and OCPD will direct you to parking.


Coming from the South:
Use GSP Exit 29, merge onto Rt.9, at first light make a right onto Somers Point -Mays Landing Road. At the next light Make a right onto Rt 52 (liquor Store on the right) and continue over the 9th Street bridge into Ocean City. Upon entering OC continue straight through 6 more lights. After 6th light (Ocean Ave) make a Left onto Atlantic Ave, then Make your second right onto 8th Street. Board Drop off will take place here and OCPD will direct you to parking.

When:

May 23, 2015

Where:

Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, New Jersey