FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Atlantic City Marathon Weekend
to Bring Thousands to the Area
ATLANTIC CITY – Over the past 53 years, the Atlantic City Marathon has
become an Atlantic City icon as the third oldest marathon in the United
States, this race annually attracts thousands from all 50 states and
The 54th Annual Atlantic City Marathon will take place on Sunday, October
21, 2012 on the Boardwalk in front of Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
in Atlantic City, NJ.
Close to 4,500 runners will participate in the entire weekend of events
including a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, as well as, a one-mile
kid's fit final mile.
Official sponsors of the Atlantic City Marathon include Shore Medical
Center, 95.1 WAYV, the Milton & Betty Katz JCC, Caesars Atlantic City,
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City, Bally's Atlantic
City, Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, Spirit Airlines, Steve & Cookies by
the Bay, Revel, Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, Michelob Ultra, Atlantic City
Convention and Visitors Authority, PowerBar, Resorts Casino & Hotel, The
Press of Atlantic City, Atlantic City Weekly, AtlantiCare and Just4Wheels.
Shore Medical Center will be sponsoring a 5K and 10K on Saturday, October
20 where runners will race down the boardwalk being cheered on by hundreds
of spectators, family and friends.
The 5K and 10K will start at 9 a.m.
The Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 21 with a
start time of 8 a.m. The Marathon Runners will run a 26.2 mile certified
course that strategically travels through the scenic streets of Atlantic
City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport, beginning and ending on the beautiful
boardwalk of Atlantic City.
Along the route runners may add a little pep to their steps while
spectators shake a little more than just their hands while they listen to a
variety of live bands and disc jockeys throughout the entire race weekend.
With the aim to increase the Atlantic City Marathon's popularity local
radio station 95.1 WAYV and its sister stations are helping to promote the
race weekend by hosting a variety of music throughout the race route on
Sunday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The weekend also consists of a two-day Sports & Fitness Expo beginning on
Friday, October 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, October 20
at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino at Park Place and the Boardwalk
located in the Grand Ballroom on the 6th floor.
Sports and Fitness exhibitors from all over the country will sell and
display their merchandise including sneakers, fitness clothing, energy bars
and more, as well as, informational and educational exhibitors promoting a
cause or addressing a sports related injury.
CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties will be sponsoring a timed one-mile
Kids Fit Final Mile on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. on the boardwalk.
Sign-ups for the Kids Fit Final Mile will be at the Expo center on the 6th
floor of the Bally's Casino.
Adding to the fun of the day and racing in the Kids Fit Final Mile will be
area celebrity Mascots including Cha Cha the Frog from Rainforest Cafe,
Pete the Lighthouse Pirate from the Cape May Lewis Ferry, Seaweed the Sea
Turtle from the Ocean Life Center in Atlantic City, Super Can from the
ACUA, Clifford the Big Red Dog from the Milton & Betty Katz JCC "Camp by
the Sea", Comfy the Bear from South Jersey Industries, and from the Cape
May Police Department Scruff McGruff and Eddie the Eagle.
Proceeds from the Kits Fit Final Mile will go directly to the efforts of
CASA to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care
system to ensure the children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly
On Saturday and Sunday, the Finisher's Village will be open to runners
located at Dennis Courtyard at the Boardwalk in front of Bally's Casino and
Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood.
On Saturday, October 20 there will be a pre-race dinner at 4:30 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. All runners are required to register for the dinner and tickets
For more information on the Atlantic City Marathon visit