Ocean City will be host to three unique running events in the coming months: the OCNJ Labor Day Race on Sept. 6, the OCNJ Half Marathon on Sept. 26 and the Trail of Two Cities on Nov. 6.
Registration for all three races is now open at ocnj.us/race-events. Anybody who signs up for the popular OCNJ Half Marathon can take advantage of a discounted registration fee through Saturday, July 31.
The 11th annual OCNJ Half Marathon includes a course that wends its way through all parts of Ocean City, including the downtown and the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, before finishing on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Community groups man the water stops, competing for most-spirited themes, and help provide inspiration. The event includes a 5K run and a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run. Registration for the Half Marathon is $60 through July 31, $70 through Sept. 21, and $80 through Sept. 25. There is no race-day registration for the Half Marathon.
The 30th annual OCNJ Labor Day Race on Monday, Sept. 6 is a 5-mile beach run with the start and finish at 23rd Street. The event also includes at 1-mile walk/run on the beach.
The annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the Route 52 causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Nov. 6 starting at 8 a.m. The event begins at the Transportation Center, 10th Street and Haven Ave. in Ocean City and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point. Buses will be available at the finish line in Somers Point to transport runners to the start in Ocean City before the race from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Buses will transport runners back to Ocean City from Somers Point after the race. The finish and awards ceremonies will be held at JFK Park after all participants have completed the course.
Further information on all events is available at ocnj.us/race-events.