Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2023
Jersey Shore Half Marathon + 2 Mile Run
ORDER YOUR FREE UCAN SAMPLE PACKET
** Must use promo code: SAMPLEJSH23 **
* CASH PRIZES for the top 3 men + women in the 1/2 Marathon
(Minimum of $200, $150 and $100 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd)*
** GIFT CARDS for the top 3 men + women in the 2 Mile Race **
SANDY HOOK - GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
The Jersey Shore Half Marathon, hosted by the Shore Athletic Club, has a rich history that places it as one of the oldest distance events held in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. The first Jersey Shore Marathon was held in 1972. This year, in fact, will be the 50th Running of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon!
This USATF-certified course is a very flat and fast 2-loop course!
Sandy Hook is a scenic and historic 6-mile strip of land tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook Bay.
Racing on Sandy Hook is a great place for a fast 13.1; a friendly place for first-time half-marathoners; and a great way to prepare for your fall marathon! Runners can enjoy a dunk in the Ocean when you are done!
All entrants will receive a complimentary long-sleeve race shirt, discounts and giveaways from our sponsors and a customized race completion medal. Complimentary food and drinks will be available to all runners after the race.
HALF MARATHON REGISTRATION
$50 early bird "throwback price" discount to the first 50 entrants starting January 3, 2023.
$60 by January 31, 2023
$70 by March 31, 2023
$80 by July 31, 2023
$90 by September 30, 2023
$100 (credit card or Venmo only) on Event Day
2 MILE REGISTRATION
$24 early registration discount by January 31 for the 2 Mile Run
$29 by September 30, 2023
$35 (credit card or Venmo only) on Event Day
race to begin 5 minutes after the half start - flat and fast out and back course
REGISTRATION + PERSONALIZED TRAINING PLAN
$130 by January 31, 2023
$140 by March 31, 2023
$150 by July 31, 2023
$160 by September 30, 2023
RACE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP*
Saturday September 30, 2023
11:15 AM – 2 PM*
Road Runner Sports in Shrewsbury, NJ
Double rewards cash for VIPs and $10 off for anyone who joins VIP plus $20 in awards cash put into their account!
*- Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up bibs and shirts on Saturday if at all possible to save time on race day.
*- Random giveaways throughout the day during Saturday packet pick-up. Join us at Road Runner Sports to get race ready with discounts and some free items.
*- The first 100 USATFNJ club members to register (using the code USATFNJCLUB at check-out) get an $8 discount.
EVENT SCHEDULE - OCTOBER 1, 2023
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM – Pre-registration bib + shirt pick up in LOT E
9:00 AM – Half Marathon Start
9:05 AM - 2 Mile Start
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Enjoy complimentary refreshments!
11:30 AM – Awards & Giveaways at Area E
- Noon until ? - Post-Race Party - Off The Hook Restaurant, Highlands, NJ - One free domestic draft beer with your race bib
COOL NEW HIGHLIGHTS IN 2023
We will have pacers available who will run 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15 pace. Look for signs and join in their group at the start!
Long-sleeve Jersey Shore Half Marathon & 2 Mile race tees to all registrants.
Special discounts with local merchants on race weekend. Post-Race Party at Off The Hook in Highlands, starting at noon.
Running photos available for purchase.
LODGING PARTNER (New for 2023): Our preferred hotel partner is the Sonesta Select of Eatontown, located on Hope Road near Parkway Exit 105. Ask for the Shore Athletic Club rate when making your reservation. Call 1-800-766-3782. Limited space available.
Sonesta Select in Tinton Falls
The name of the rate, so if people call the front desk they can mention the name of the rate to book into.
The Rate Code used to book online. Just go tour website, put in the dates of stay and enter the rate code into the Corporate/Promo drop down section.
The booking link! Which takes you directly to where manually entering the code goes
This year we are once again partnering with the Sandy Hook Foundation, the official nonprofit friends' group to the National Park Service at Sandy Hook, NJ, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Established in 1989, the Foundation has funded cultural, educational, environmental, and conservation programs and has helped restore and preserve historic structures of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Fort Hancock — both National Historic Landmarks. During registration, participants have the option to make a tax-deductible donation to The Sandy Hook Foundation through, to support the Foundation's work within the park. Last year we raised $3,000 thanks to the contributions of race participants and friends.
The Sandy Hook Foundation staff will also be present at Area E on race day.
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS, ENTERTAINMENT AND LODGING
-Participants can enjoy a variety of discounts throughout the weekend compliments of local merchants (www.highlandsnj.com).
-Post-Race Party at Off The Hook, Highlands - One free domestic draft beer with your race bib and other specials.
Look for more information coming soon!
Plenty of free parking is available within the park, close to the start/finish area. No shuttle needed.
The races start and finish on the main park road located very close to the entrance of parking LOT E.
CASH PRIZES (minimum of $200, $150 and $100) to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers.
Custom Age Group Awards to the Top 3 finishers in each 5-year age group.
All runners (13.1 and 2 Mile events) will get a special long sleeve event tee and other giveaways from our sponsors.
All 13.1 finishers will receive a custom Jersey Shore Half Marathon 2023 finisher medal.
Jack McCoy Photography - be on a watch for event day photos!
* RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY*
Does not apply to pre-registered runners
SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2023
7:00 - 8:15 AM
*- Race day registration is available at Area E on Race Day for $100 per person. Venmo or credit card only (no cash or checks). Race day registration closes at 8:15 AM.
NO HEADPHONES ON THE COURSE PLEASE (the course is 2 loops with runners going in both directions & we want to keep it safe for all)!
2022 Champions - Congratulations to Evan Bush (1:10:28) and Jessica Francis (1:27:35) on their great races this past year!