OCNJ Half Marathon

Sunday, September 22, 2024 • Ocean City, NJ • Course Map

Runners get a chance to enjoy a fast and flat run along southern New Jersey’s famed boardwalk at Ocean City’s OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K race, which makes its 14th annual running on this state’s race calendar in the early fall of 2024, 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 to the Ocean Drive Bridge before turning around and enjoying 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, as September has brought record temperatures here as low as 32°F (in 1969) and as high as 99°F (in 1993).

On race day (Sep. 22), the average low is 53ºF and the average high is 74ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the OCNJ Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:30 AM


  • $60 – $80 for the half marathon
  • $40 – $60 for the 10 Mile
  • $20 – $30 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K & 10-Mile Walk, register online at RecDesk.com here.

Official Race Website



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1 comment… add one
  • Sydney Treiman May 28, 2020, 1:15 pm

    hi- am i able to defer my registration to the following year?


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