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Maryland > Ocean City Island 2 Island Half Marathon & 5K
Ocean City, MD  •  Saturday, April 26, 2014  •  Course Map


Though in recent years this event has also featured a full 26.2-mile marathon, Maryland's Ocean City road race is now simply the Ocean City Island 2 Island Half Marathon & 5K, which brought more than 2,600 runners out for both races combined -- including nearly 1,900 for the half marathon alone -- at the event's spring 2012 running along the stretch of land in southeastern Maryland between the Isle of Wight Bay and Chincoteague Bay.

A point-to-point race that starts on the waterfront at the Ocean City Pier and ends 13.1 miles later near the center of the Assateague Island National Seashore, the Ocean City Island 2 Island Half Marathon takes runners on a course that never strays far from the nearby seashore, with plenty of wind and whipping sand.

From the starting line near the Ocean City Pier, runners follow a course that takes them past several of the boardwalk area's carnival rides and along a stretch of the Ocean City Boardwalk itself.

The race also takes runners over two big bridge crossings, first across the Route 50 bridge from Ocean City over to the mainland in the early part of the race and later, the Verrazano Bridge from the mainland back over toward the beach areas, to the finish line at Assateague Island.

There on Assateague, runners may catch a glimpse of the national seashore park's ample wildlife as they finish their run, including sitka deer and wild horses.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the southeastern coast of Maryland, about 138 miles southeast of Baltimore and roughly 147 miles by car from Washington, D.C., Ocean City typically sees April temperatures

April Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 44°F Low: 47°F Rain: 3.25 in.
High: 61°F High: 64°F Snow: N/A

Starting Time

7:00 AM


See race website


To reserve your spot in the spring 2014 running of Ocean City's Island 2 Island Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.

Official Race Website


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