New Jersey > OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K & 10-Mile Walk
Ocean City, NJ • Sunday, September 29, 2013 • 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 4th annual running on this state's race calendar in the early fall of 2014, 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 and enjoy 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.
In September, temperatures average between 56°F and 77°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.1 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Sept. 29), the average low is 51°F and the average high is 72°F.
View the race route map for the OCNJ Half Marathon
$50 for the half marathon, if registered by August 31, 2013
$60 between September 1 - 28
No registration on the day of the race
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of Ocean City's OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K or 10-mile walk, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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