Bagpipes! Kilts! A giant celebration for the whole family!

Even if you haven't registered, come out and watch this great event and help cheer everyone on!!! It's just days 'til SquanStrong and Dr. T Shirt attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of participants wearing a kilt in one event. The Jersey Shore Kilt Run is this Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, at 11 am in Manasquan. But it is strongly recommended that you arrive by 9 am. Arriving to the event late may get you disqualified from the world record count.

The race start is on 2nd Ave at the Manasquan-Brielle Little League Fields. It runs down Second Ave, Third Ave, and back down First Ave, finishing at Sea Watch Beach. It's a two mile run/walk, so get to the finish any way you can...but you MUST wear your KILT for the entire race.

Here are the Guinness World Record Rules that must be adhered to:

-- Participants MUST wear a KILT

-- The kilt must be plaid with TWO buckles

-- Participants must be in a secure area after check in

-- Participants must cross the start and finish to qualify

The race starts promptly at 11 am and the FINAL packet pick up/kilt pick up is this Saturday morning from 7 am - 9 am at the little league fields. That will be anyone's last opportunity to participate in this incredible event. After that, you can collect your packets post race at the finish.

Other packet pick up times are this Thursday at Edgar's in Manasquan from 6 pm - 8 pm and on Friday at Manasquan Firehouse 1 on Abe Vorhees Drive from 6 pm - 8 pm. Any teams can have their Team Captain or Team Representative come to pick up for their entire team.

And the party doesn't end at the finish line...join the community celebrations at Leggetts, The Beach House, The Rail, and at Edgar's. There's fun to be had all over town! Entertainment includes a fantastic rock group with bagpipes and kilts - Celtica Pipes Rock playing at Edgar's Thursday night and Saturday directly after the big kilt event. At The Beach House on Saturday after event is the great Irish band - The Snakes!

So far there are over 2,700 registrants. Parking will be extremely hard to find. In fact, there will be no parking at all in the perimeter of the run's start and finish sites, so plan ahead.

If you don't want to sign up to walk or run, you can volunteer as a Kilt Inspector/Ambassador from 7 am through the post race. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to volunteer. For more information on Squan Strong, the Kilt Run, or to volunteer, contact

Food and beverages will be available on-site at the ball field complex's refreshment stand from 7 am - 10 am, including coffee, hot chocolate, water, gatorade, breakfast sandwiches, bagels and donuts.

The Manasquan-Brielle Little League asks that all participants remain off the ball fields and inline skate rink.

SquanStrong started as a coat drive and has turned into so much more. They are 100% non profit and work directly with area schools, churches, governing bodies and neighbors. Volunteers get paid in hugs and high fives and thank you so much for your help and support!