(July 19, 2019) Seacrets’ 10th annual Cool Runnin’s Fastest Server on Da Beach contest will take place at the 49th Street restaurant and nightclub, Tuesday, July 23, beginning at noon.

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Steve Weisenberg, of Bull on the Beach, maneuvers his way through a tire obstacle during Seacrets’ ninth annual Cool Runnin’s Fastest Server on Da Beach contest, last year, at Seacrets on 49th Street.

Local bartenders, waiters and waitresses will put their skills to the test while competing for a first-place prize package worth at least $1,000. The prize package also includes a Believe in Tomorrow Beach Bash ticket for a chance to win an additional $10,000.

“Whether you participate or you just come out to have a good time, all of the money collected goes to Children’s House by the Sea, which is an amazing organization, and, it’s a lot of fun,” Seacrets’ Marketing Manager Jackie Miller said.

Proceeds will be donated to Believe in Tomorrow’s Children’s House by the Sea, a local nonprofit organization providing respite housing and services for critically ill children and their families in Ocean City. Last year, the competition raised over $1,700 for the charity.

The competition has been supporting Believe in Tomorrow for six years.

This year, to celebrate the 10th contest, the competition will be split between the fastest waiter and waitress.

The top three finishers for both waiter and waitress will receive a trophy in addition to cash and prizes donated from local businesses. The first-place finisher will take home a prize package worth at least $1,000 in gift cards, cash and prizes. 

Participants will race through a beach obstacle course balancing a tray of drinks including a bottle of Tropicale beer, a glass of wine and a can of Red Bull. Obstacles such as tires, chairs, a limbo stick and kiddie pools will attempt to impede the competitors.

“People dress up and support whatever bar or restaurant they work for and it’s just a good time to get everyone who’s in the industry together for a day and a great cause,” Miller said.

Servers cannot touch the tray with their other hand and if anything falls over, they are disqualified. The waiter and waitress with the fastest times win.

Last year, around 75 competitors participated in the contest.

“I love seeing everyone supporting each other, having a good time, being silly. It’s a really fun day,” Miller said.

All participants will receive an event T-shirt.

Spectators can view the competition for free. Seacrets’ full food menu and drinks will be available. Attendees will also have a chance to win giveaway prizes like T-shirts and gift cards throughout the day.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. for the Cool Runnin’s Fastest Server on Da Beach contest. The $20 registration fee will benefit the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation.

Waiters, waitresses and bartenders must work in Ocean City or surrounding areas and be 21 or older to participate. For more information, call Seacrets at 410-524-4900 or visit www.seacrets.com.

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