Posted by Edwin Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For Skate Cape May 2011 we're hoping to have more community involvement by having people come skate with us for certain legs of the journey!

The idea behind it is that we'll have people joining us along our journey to come skate with us from one town to the next, which will be anywhere from 25 to up to 35 miles. We'll be charging $25-30 per participant to donate towards Alex's Lemonade Stand, and you'll also get a Skate Cape May 2011 shirt!

The Dates for Skate Cape May 2011 are as follows:

8/10/11 : Beginning in High Point State Park, Stopping in Newton, NJ

8/11/11 : Skating to Chester, NJ

8/12/11 : Hightstown, NJ

8/13/11 : Toms River, NJ

8/14/11 : Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

8/15/11 : Northfield, NJ

8/16/11 : Cape May, NJ

To sign-up for a spot, copy and paste the following form, fill it out, and email it to us at!

Date of Birth:
Email Address:
Phone Number (Cell or Home):
Emergency Contact Number:
Days You Want to Participate:
Years Skateboarding/Longboarding:

After providing the above information, we will email you a waiver of liability form for you to print out, sign, and give to us when we leave for a town. If you are under 18, you will be required to have your parent/guardian sign you off. Otherwise, we ask that you present a valid driver's license or some other kind of photo id if you are 18 or older.


How do I meet up at a certain town?

Depending on the day, we will be leaving from a hotel/church/place we slept as early as 7:30am to as late as 10am, depending on that day's conditions. For those interested in participating, we will contact you with more specific information as to meeting spots as we work it out.

What about the weather?

We will be skating no matter what the weather conditions are, just like last year -- whether it be beating heat or intense downpour, we've set a schedule and are sticking to it. Be prepared for any condition.

What should I bring?

The best thing to bring is lots of drinks, as you will need them! Especially since we will be on the road through the summer heat, it'd be bad if you became dehydrated and perhaps, died or something like that. Danny and I both have Camelbak backpacks with the water resevoir. I'd highly recommend something like that as it worked wonders last year. Otherwise, a backpack full of water bottles or a gallon of water would work too!
Snacks and money for food are also a good idea, as we may make stops along the way to refuel or take breaks.
If anyone becomes too worn out, we will be able to share drinks/food.

As for everything else, be sure to bring a longboard/skateboard to ride and a helmet (mandatory!). We suggest sunglasses and maybe and ipod or something to play music as we will be outside for a very, very long time.

What if I get hurt along the way?

Since we are longboarding/skateboarding on roads, and since roads also have cars, cars may or may not hit you. Ideally, they won't, but we still have to consider safety and cover all of our bases (which is why we had you sign a waiver to participate). This event can be very dangerous for the inexperienced or for those who won't be paying attention. Safety is priority for an event like this so we will be taking precaution to avoid any danger.

However, since things can always happen (small or serious injuries), we will be carrying small first aid kits (antibiotic ointment, bandaids and the like) should someone, say, fall and scrape their knee or perhaps break their leg falling out of a tree. A follow car will be available on call should anything too serious arise.

How long will I skate?

Depending on the day you will be participating, the distance skating can range anywhere from 20 miles to nearly 50 miles. A general guideline is that the last 5 days are mostly flat but are longer in distance (30-50 miles), and the first two days are a bit more hilly and will only be about 20 miles each. Last year we skated on average about 5 or 6 hours a day (including breaks). As the event is shorter this year, we will be skating even longer each day and thus leave earlier.

Can I come with you guys the entire way?

Certainly! The only issue is that we will not be able to provide you with any place to stay. Unfortunately, to attend more than one leg of our trip will mean finding a place to stay on your own and joining us again the following morning.

How many people are coming to skate?

Honestly, we have no idea how many people will be joining us.


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Skate Cape May is a 200+ mile skateboarding journey from the top of New Jersey (High Point) to the bottom (Cape May) with the intent to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Last year, we received an award as a Top 100 Fundraiser for 2010 for ALSF!

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