Sunday, September 27, 2015 • Ocean City, NJ • Course Map
Runners get a chance to enjoy a fast and flat run along southern New Jersey’s famed boardwalk at the inaugural running of Ocean City’s OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K race, which makes its 5th annual running on this state’s race calendar in the early fall of 2015, and whose proceeds will be used to help fund Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and Programs.
The half marathon starts on 9th Street near the Ocean City Music Pier, which is located on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace and is the home of the city’s Ocean City Pops Orchestra, which has been playing music in the city more for more than 80 years.
In addition to the 13.1-mile and 5K races, the race will also host a 10-mile non-competitive walk that shares the same starting and finish lines as the other races.
From the starting line, runners head out to the Rainbow Islands over the bridge on highway 52 before turning around and enjoying a largely fast and flat course that unfolds along Ocean City’s stretches of the Boardwalk as well as along the beach areas, as the waves coming in off the Atlantic Ocean crash along the shoreline.
Organizers are planning on a field of up to 1,000 runners and walkers for the event and note that the half marathon is for runners, while the 5K race is open to both runners and walkers.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along southern New Jersey’s shoreline, just over 10 miles south of Atlantic City, Ocean City typically experiences cool to mild weather conditions in the early fall, as September has brought record temperatures here as low as 32°F (in 1969) and as high as 99°F (in 1993).
On race day (Sept. 27), the average low is 52ºF and the average high is 73ºF.
- 8:30 AM – half marathon, 10 Mile
- 8:35 AM – 5K
- $50 for the half marathon, if registered before August 31
- $60 between September 1 – 22
- $70 between Sept. 23 – 25
- No race day registration
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of the OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K & 10-Mile Walk, register online at CommunityPass.com here.
Official Race Website
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