Produced by US Road Sports and Entertainment of NJ
Joe Gigas, Race Director
The 17th Annual New Jersey Marathon Weekend (May 3-5) is in the books and by all accounts it wasour best ever. Our Staff is very grateful for the number of participants during this very difficult year at the Jersey Shore. While overall registrations were down and we had to make temporary course modifications around the damaged areas which still remain after Super Storm Sandy)we still hosted athletes from 46 states, 19 foreign countries and every one of the 21 counties throughout New Jersey.
This is an urban marathon with a 4 mile stretch of oceanfront including the 1.5 miles leading up to the Finish. It would be tough to find a better venue for a marathon! In 2011 Fitbe.com rated our race as one of 8 Spectacular Waterfront Race Destinations. Come see why!
Our goal of having the best Fluid Stations and an interesting, entertaining and flat course, is supplemented by the excited support of the residents of the neighborhoods in the communities which host our course.
The the new ShapingNJ 5K and the Saturday morning Barnabas Health Family Festival & Kids' Races are staged at the oceanfront Great Lawn on the Promenade in Long Branch, the site of the Marathon Finish. It has become tons of fun for Adults and kids of all ages with a carnival atmosphere!
- Technical, gender specific, T-shirts
- Pacing Teams
- Unique Spinning Finishers' medals
- Massage therapists in the Rejuvenation Station at the Finish
- "B" Chip timing (affixed to the back of the race bib)
- Runner Tracking
- Finish Line Festival
- Entertainers along the course where allowed
And much more!
Please join us for the 18th annual New Jersey Marathon Weekend (April 25-27). We will again provide NJ Transit train service from Penn Station NYC, central parking is within walking distance from the Start in Monmouth Park and with free shuttle buses from the Finish back to central parking in Monmouth Park.
Very early online registration opened on May 6 in 2013 with even more amenities!
Best wishes during your training and on race day!