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Long Branch, NJ  •  Sunday, April 27, 2014  •  Course Map


Run to benefit local children's charities and Global Hepatitis Awareness, the Long Branch Half Marathon coincides with the New Jersey Marathon At The Shore weekend of events, and also includes a half marathon relay for two-person teams and a 5K race.

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.

Runners start the race in Monmouth Park on Park Road in nearby Oceanport, and finish at the Long Beach Ocean Promenade near the Pier Village and the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. 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 cool to mild weather in April, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 17 degrees (in 1985) and as high as 92 degrees (in 1929).

April Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 41°F Low: 45°F Rain: 4.39 in.
High: 59°F High: 62°F Snow: 0.3 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Long Branch Half Marathon

Starting Time

6:45 AM - half marathon
8:00 AM - full marathon
8:30 AM - 5K


$80 for the half marathon, if registered by November 30, 2013
$85 between December 1 - 31
$90 between January 1 - 31, 2014
$95 between February 1 - 28
$100 between March 1 - 31
$105 between April 1 - 20
$115 on April 25 - 26 at the race expo


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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