5 Mile Beach Half Marathon at Wildwood Crest

Sat May 7, 2022 Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 US Directions
Events

Half Marathon with Jacket

$95 7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after March 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Half Marathon with T-Shirt Instead of a Jacket

$85 7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after March 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual Option: Half Marathon

$49 Registration ends May 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
3500 Boardwalk
Wildwood Crest, NJ US 08260
Description
Update January 10, 2022

Due to an oversight, we realized that the 5k and 10k races are on the same day as the 42nd Annual Great Cape May 5k and 10k races that are held only 5 miles away.  We have decided to not have 5k and 10k races, and we hope that you will register for the Cape May event for their 5k and 10k.  Click here for the registration link.

Join us as we run down the boardwalk in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey.  This race features a little of everything:  spectacular ocean views, amazing BLING, and tasty post race food. We've designed this course as a fast, flat course -- perfect to achieve a new PR.  After the race, stay and enjoy the over 5 miles of FREE beaches. The boardwalk is over 38 blocks of food, fun and games.  Signup NOW and enjoy a spectacular race and the wildly fun Wildwood Crest 5-Mile beach.

Everyone who registers will get a 3.5" by 6" sticker mailed to them. The sticker has the shirt/finisher's medal artwork printed on it. They look great! Sign up today!

We are capping the field at 1000 total runners in order to make sure there is plenty of room for everyone to race with enough space around them and not feel constrained.

We have decided to upgrade to a jacket for all athletes that register for the half marathon!

  • This jacket is of very high quality. I just ordered 800 of them today. There will be a left pocket 4 inch embroidered patch placed on the jacket with the event logo.
  • You can see photos of our previous jackets at Two Rivers Marathon and Endless Mountains Marathon at our facebook page link here.
  • I've attached samples of the jackets. They are available in female and male style and sizing.
  • If you would prefer to only receive a t-shirt instead of a jacket, you can register separately in that event.
  • Jackets and shirts are gender specific!

DATE
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Registration opens at 5:00 AM
Half Marathon Starts at 7:00 AM

START & FINISH
Start at the Splash Water Park, Sunrise at Rambler Road Park, Wildwood Crest, NJ.

Map link to the start/finish area: START/FINISH AREA MAP


At the Finish, please continue to move through the finish line to receive water, medal and food. 
There will be vegetarian options available.  There will also be a professional DJ/MC

COURSES
Half Marathon:
Start and Finish will be be in front of Splash Park: run on the boardwalk and along the ocean. (FLAT, FAST and SCENIC!) Time limit is 3.5 hours for the Half Marathon. If you need more time, you may request to begin the race early. 

Here's a link to the half marathon course. Runners will complete two loops on the boardwalk.

BIB/SHIRT PICKUP
FRIDAY- May 6, 2022 at the Start/Finish area from 3pm to 6pm.
Pickup will be near the Start/Finish Line Day of the event starting at 5:00AM

PARKING
There will be plenty of street parking around the area and pay parking lots.

AID STATIONS
There will be aid stations on the course. Please make sure to put your garbage (bottles, gels, etc) in or near the provided garbage cans on the course (just after the aid stations) or carry it to the next station.

AWARDS
Overall top 3 plus top 3 in the age groups.

AGE GROUPS
15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-59, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

EVENT ORGANIZERS

The event is produced by the good folks at fast-finishes.com. We direct the Two Rivers Marathon in Lackawaxen, PA and other events. We are known for a fun event atmosphere, well organized, great swag, food and accessible race organizers who respond to your questions.

Stuff We All Get (SWAG)

We will serve post race food with a vegan and vegetarian option available.  A professional DJ/MC will be playing tunes for your enjoyment.

Finisher's medal artist's rendering.
Wildwood Half Marathon medal

Pint Glass artist's rendering.
Pint glass with logo

T-Shirts/Jackets

If you would prefer to only receive a t-shirt instead of a jacket, you can register separately in that event.

We have decided to upgrade to a jacket for all athletes that register for the half marathon. This jacket is of very high quality. I just ordered 800 of them today. There will be a left pocket 4 inch embroidered patch placed on the jacket with the event logo. They are available in female and male style and sizing. Jackets and shirts are gender specific.

You can see photos of our previous jackets at Two Rivers Marathon and Endless Mountains Marathon at our facebook page link here.

Race themed short sleeve tech shirt. (Artist rendering, actual shirt may very.)

wildwood race tshirt

CHARITIES

We will be making donations to local charities, such as Fish for Life and Move for Hunger.

LODGING

The good news is that it's pre-tourist season and there are 30 hotel/motels within a 5 mile radius. The trick is finding one that meets your cleanliness/comfort requirements.

The Admiral Resort Hotel is the closest, maybe 100 yards from the start. Ocean Avenue at E Rambler Rd in Wildwood Crest.

CLICK the link for a list of the 10 best hotels in Wildwood Crest.

Click the link for an airbnb search.

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