Egg Harbor City

Footrace kicking off Hometown Celebration

The Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce will host its first-ever Hometown 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk at 8 a.m. on July 6.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. on the 500 block of Philadelphia Avenue. The event kicks off the city's annual Hometown Celebration, which will take place on the 100 block of Philadelphia Avenue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pancake breakfast will take place immediately following the race at Mario's Uptown Grill, 126 Philadelphia Ave. The cost of the breakfast is $8, payable at the restaurant.

Registration for the run and walk is $20 in advance and $25 on race day and includes a T-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, and first-place finishers in nine age groups. All children under 12 receive a participation medal.

Register online at or call 609-593-6193 or download a mail-in registration form at