Registration Still Open for OCNJ Half Marathon

Registration Still Open for OCNJ Half Marathon

The half marathon is this Sunday.

Registration is still open for the OCNJ Half Marathon races on Sunday, Sept. 24.

In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event includes a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race. Early registration gives participants a $10 discount for the Half Marathon and 10-mile event, and a $5 discount for the 5K.

Online registration for the races continues through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. In-person registration will be available with packet pickup 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 22) and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23) at the Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue).

There will be race-day registration for the 5K starting at 6:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. There will be no race-day registration for the Half Marathon and 10-mile event.

For complete information and registration, visit The increasingly popular event showcases Ocean City’s Boardwalk, downtown and neighborhoods with ocean views along a fast, flat course.

The public is encouraged to come out and cheer for runners. Volunteer groups man water stations and are judged for their themes. Contact Lisa Rumer at if your group would like to volunteer.

The OCNJ Half Marathon and 10-Miler start at 8:30 a.m. The event will include some brief road closings, including the closing of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on race day.

Drivers on other streets and Boardwalk pedestrians/bicyclists should anticipate delays as the field of runners passes by. The 5K will start at 8:40 a.m.