The 42nd annual Captain Bill Gallagher Sea Isle City Beach Patrol 10-Mile Island Run will begin at 5:30 p.m. today at 44th Street beach in Sea Isle City.

The race, which is open to everyone, goes on the beach and promenade.

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Registrations will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lodge at 300 Kennedy Blvd. The fee is $30.

The race begins at 44th Street and first goes to Strathmere.

After a turn, the runners go in the opposite direction to Townsend Inlet. Following a final turn, the race ends back at 44th Street.

Josh Pickhaver, 21, of Drexel Hill,Pa., won the race last year in 56 minutes, 3.57 seconds. Carre Heineck, 29, of Portland, Ore., was the women's champion in 2011 in 1:05.31.19. The race had more than 1,300 runners.

The event honors Gallagher, a retired Sea Isle City Beach Patrol captain who turned the former lifeguards-only race into one in which anyone can compete.

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