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New Jersey > Seaside Half Marathon & 5K
Seaside Heights, NJ  •  Sunday, October 20, 2013  •  Course Map

Runners get to enjoy a fast, flat road race with beach and oceanfront views at the Ocean Running Club's Seaside Half Marathon & 5K, which welcomes both runners and walkers for this race along the Jersey boardwalk and into Island Beach State Park, which saw just over 630 runners cross the finish line at its 2012 running.

Not to be confused with the event by the same name in Seaside, Florida, this race is run by many participants with an eye on gearing up for fall marathons in the New York and New Jersey areas, and will celebrate its 36th annual running in October 2013. The race benefits the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad of Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Berkeley Township, and the Ocean Running Club Scholarship Fund.

The terrain for this out-and-back race is a combination of flat, sturdy wooden surfaces (the boardwalk sections of the course, which route through Seaside Park) and paved city streets along Seaside Heights's iconic Jersey shoreline. The event also includes a 5K run, which begins just minutes after the 9:00 AM start time for the half marathon.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the central New Jersey shoreline, about 60 miles north of Atlantic City and roughly 80 miles south of New York City, Seaside Heights typically sees October temperatures that average between 44°F and 67°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.5 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Oct. 20), the average low is 42°F and the average high is 65°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Seaside Half Marathon

Starting Time

9:00 AM


$45 for the half marathon, if registered by September 16, 2013
$65 after September 16

$25 for Ocean Running Club members


To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of the Seaside Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RaceForum.com.

Official Race Website


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