Ocean City is welcoming a new charity run this summer, but with one notable stipulation from the City Council. The council on Monday did approve the Lyme Disease 5K event to be held in May, but rejected its request that its participants get free parking at the inlet lot.
The Lyme Disease 5K, proposed by Angela Burke of the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore, will be held on May 15 on the Boardwalk from the south tram station to 15th Street. All proceeds of the event will go to the association.
Event organizers asked for the use of the city’s judging stand, metal fencing and free parking at the inlet parking lot for participants for volunteers. While the council had little problem with allowing use of the stand for $125 per day, several council members raised issues on free parking.