Plus, the 3rd Annual Atlantic City Triathlon and "Beauty & The Leash."
By Kaitlin Montague
Atlantic City and the 2014 Miss America Competition want you to DO AC free! Aside form the “Show Me Your Shoes” Parade, the Competition Preliminaries and the Finals, Atlantic City is offering other free activities for everyone to enjoy. The Road to the Crown Walking Tour is a free tour open to the public. Tours begin in the lobby of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. With each step, Miss America’s history will unfold, revealing how it became a world-renowned competition. Walkers will enjoy a shoe bar, dress display, historical video and the Miss America Rose Walk. There will also be an opportunity to be “crowned” by longtime pageant host Bert Parks while the tour continues through the Tea Garden adjacent to the Sheraton’s front entrance, which features a bronze state of Parks himself. Road to the Crown Walking Tour maps will be available at the Sheraton. Boardwalk Hall will also be home to the new video booth, which is also available to the public. The booth makes possible for visitors to record their favorite memories to share on social media networks. The booth can be accessed during Boardwalk Hall hours. If you’re still with us on Monday, Sept. 16, 13 international artists will be transforming Indiana Avenue into a public art gallery during the DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival, which will run through the 22. A ‘meet the artist’ series will be available so viewers can delve into the creative minds of the 3D street painter. doatlanticcity.com
By Kaitlin Montague
On Sunday, Sept. 15, the Atlantic City International Triathlon, aka “TRI AC,” returns to the Jersey shore for the third year. This year, the Atlantic City International and Sprint Distance triathlons are returning with three different courses available to appeal to the fitness levels of a wider variety of athletes. The International race, the most enduring of the three, will consist of a one-mile swim, a 20-mile bike and a 10K run. The Sprint Distance course will involve a quarter-mile swim, a 10-mile bike and a 5K run. The last of the three races, the Aquabike, will have a one-mile swim and a 20-mile bike, appealing to the athlete whose weakness, or foe, may be running. The race will begin its course in Atlantic City’s back bay; the bikers will then proceed to bike the Atlantic City Expressway and those who will be racing in the A.C. International and the Sprint Distance Triathlons, will finish the last leg of their race on the Boardwalk. Due to the diversity of each race, TRI AC gives athletes of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to compete. Stephen Del Monte, founder and CEO of DelMoSports, Inc. is extremely excited for the event. “The third annual TRI AC is presented by Revel and is going to be a celebration of health, wellness, and everything grand Atlantic City has to offer,” he says. “In only three short years, the TRI AC has become one of the region’s most popular triathlons as it continues to attract athletes from the Mid Atlantic region. Our partnership/relationship with the AC Seafood Festival continues to grow as we work together in creating the ultimate family weekend.” Saturday, Set. 14, athletes will arrive between 1pm and 4pm for a race-course briefing with Del Monte.
4:45am: Parking for athletes opens at Bader Field, Filbert and Albany avenue entrances only.
5am: Transition opens.
6:30am: Transition closes and a pre-race meeting will be held at the swim start.
6:45am: Sprint/Para Tri Race starts.
7:15am: International Race starts.
7:45am: First Sprint finisher is expected.
10am: Spring Award Ceremony is held inside the Atlantic City Seafood Festival.
11am: International Award Ceremony is held inside the Atlantic City Seafood Festival. For more information regarding the triathlon, registering, volunteering, etc. please log onto actriathlon.com.
Doggie Days, PinkSTYLE Campaign Ahead
By Ray Schweibert
A "show us your paws" event is happening Sunday, Sept. 15, on the A.C. Boardwalk that could have the ancillary benefit of helping some of our furry four-legged friends find a permanent home. Another event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, will get shoppers to join in the fight against breast cancer.
Sunday’s event is a partnership between Trump Taj Mahal and Lite Rock 96.9 called “Beauty and the Leash.” The canine beauty-and-talent competition kicks off on the Boardwalk in front of the Taj starting 2pm (1pm registration). Dogs of all breeds will compete in four categories: bathing suit, talent, look like your owner, and on-stage question (bark on command). Winning dogs in each category will receive a “Bone and Biscuit” bouquet and crown, and the winning owners will get $250 in cash. Additionally, the Humane Society of Atlantic County and Ocean City will be on hand to showcase dogs for adoption. Pet lover and Lite Rock 96.9 DJ Eddie Davis will emcee the event. Visit hsacpet.com or hsocnj.org for more info.
On Saturday, the 20th annual Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign will take place at Tanger Outlets - The Walk, and other Tanger locations throughout the nation will host similar events until Oct. 25. Shoppers can purchase packs of five Tanger Pink Cards for $5, each of which earn shoppers 25 percent off single items at participating Tanger stores. Shoppers may also visit tangeroutlets.com to purchase a $10 unlimited-use Pink Style E-Savings pass of 25 percent savings on single items. Pink Card proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “Tanger is proud to join with our retail partners and our customers in a team effort to put an end to this terrible disease of breast cancer,” says Steven B. Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. “Our goal is to help raise funds for critical breast cancer research that will bring forth prevention and ultimately a cure.” Heather DeLuca of SoJO 104.9 will host A.C.’s event from 11am-3pm Saturday. Visit tangeroutlet.com/atlanticcity for more.
By Ray Schweibert
Grand illusionists Kevin Jeffrey and Augustine “Gus” Caruso have written and produced several world-class shows, six of which are currently running, and entertaining over 10,000 guests weekly around the nation. On is entitled Magique that blends grand illusions and dazzling costumes with a dose of comedy and a splash of Cirque du Soleil. Guests will see glamorous showgirls materialize from a cloud of smoke and vanish just as easily, or pass impossibly through a cluster of spinning blades. Magique is a not-to-be-missed stage spectacular of epic proportions with an intense soundtrack, video backgrounds, and stunning special effects — and recently has been extended through Friday, Oct. 4, at the Tropicana Showroom. Go to kevinandcaruso.com or tropicana.net for more.