New Jersey > New Jersey Marathon, Long Branch Half Marathon & Relay
Long Branch, NJ • Sunday, May 5, 2013 • Course Map
Run to benefit local children's charities and Global Hepatitis Awareness, the Long Branch Half Marathon coincides with the New Jersey Marathon weekend of events, and also includes a half marathon relay for two-person teams.
The race features inspirational views of the oceanfront along much of the course and as runners are approaching the finish line at the Long Branch Ocean Promenade on the Jersey shore, and takes runners on a 13.1-mile tour of the neighborhoods and commercial districts of the town and nearby Monmouth Beach.
Known by past runners for its scenic, mostly flat course (no surprise as it's close to sea level, near the ocean), the race is also known for colorful characters who've run in past years such as "Larry the Lighthouse," who actually runs inside a cardboard lighthouse perched atop his shoulders.
The course's most significant hills take participants over bridges and across water at three points (miles 3, 4 and 8), and the last three miles offer spectacular views of the waves crashing on the beach.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the famed Jersey shoreline, just over 80 miles north of Atlantic City and roughly 50 miles south of New York City by car, Long Branch typically sees May temperatures that average between 68°F and 50°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (May 5), the average high is 65°F and the average low is 46°F.
View the race route map for the Long Branch Half Marathon
$70 for the half marathon, if registered by November 29, 2012
$80 between Nov. 30 - December 31
$90 between January 1 - 31, 2013
$100 between February 1 - 28
$110 between March 1 - 31
$115 between April 1 - 28
$125 on May 3 - 4
To reserve your spot in the late spring 2013 running of Long Branch's New Jersey Marathon at the Shore, Long Branch Half Marathon or half marathon relay race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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