The Long Branch Half Marathon
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Point-to-point course with beautiful ocean views!!
Enjoy a 13.1 mile celebration through the neighborhoods and business districts of Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, and Long Branch. With the excitement of having the same oceanfront finish as the marathon, The Long Branch Half-Marathon is rapidly becoming a Spring Tradition at the Jersey Shore!
Half Marathon: 13.1 miles (21.1 kilometers)
2013 Registration Fees:
- $65.00 - until 09/06/12
- $70.00 - from 09/07/12 thru 11/29/12
- $80.00 - from 11/30/12 thru 12/31/12
- $90.00 - from 01/01/13 thru 01/31/13
- $100.00 - from 02/01/13 thru 02/28/11
- $110.00 - from 03/01/13 thru 03/31/13
- $115.00 - from 04/01/13 thru 04/28/13
- $125.00 - on 05/03/13 and 05/04/13 at the Health & Fitness Expo
Registration will remain open until 04/28/13, or until we sell out. If we don't sell out, we will be accepting last-minute applications for the full and half marathons at the race expo (no new relay teams can be created after registration closes on 04/28/2013).
Registration Changes and Deferrals:
Information about switching events and deferrals can be found on our FAQ page.
Long Branch Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay: wheelchair athletes will start @ 6:45am, followed in waves by the rest of the field as they head out in their corrals.
In Monmouth Park, on Park Rd., at 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757, across the street from central parking. (View Map)
On the Long Branch Ocean Promenade, just north of Pier Village and the Ocean Place Resort & Spa. (View Map)
Important Information for all Participants:
- All half marathoners must complete the course with a chip time of 3 hours and 15 minutes or less.
- Runners will be turned around at various locations along the route if they have not made it to the checkpoints under a certain pace (approx 15 mins/mile).
Thanks in advance for your cooperation in making the New Jersey Marathon a safe and positive experience for everyone!
Official Course Map for the 2013 Long Branch Half Marathon and Relay
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To give yourself an extra boost toward meeting your time goal, or just to add some fun and entertainment to your race, consider joining one of our pacing teams! Check out the bio's of our pacing team leaders, and communicate with them as you make your race day plans. It's all free!
Typical Race Day Weather:
The Long Branch area normally sees cool to moderate temperatures on the day of the race. Early May temperatures average between 38 F and 60 F (temperature is generally in the mid-50's to high 60's F). Be prepared for: rain, fog and bright sunshine as the weather at the Jersey Shore can be quite variable at this time of year.
Age requirements for the Marathon - at least 18 years old; Half Marathon - at least 14 years old. Age requirements are based on regulations by the International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA). For further information and background, see: IMMDA Advisory Statement on Children and Marathoning. Anyone caught entering a false date of birth on their registration form will have their registration cancelled without refund.
Packet pickup will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Health & Fitness Expo at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.
On the Course:
A large number of portable toilets will be available at the Start / Finish Area and along the course at or very near every fluid station. Please DO NOT relieve yourself on either private or public property along the course. Use the Portable Toilets!
The New Jersey Marathon is very proud of the volunteer support from the many surrounding seashore towns that supply EMT ambulances along the course as well as the volunteer medical personnel from Monmouth Medical Center who will staff our Med Tents.
Our planned medical support will entail the following:
- A Med Tent just a short distance from the Finish Line.
- A large medical facility adjoining our Finish Area to deal with serious issues.
- Scattered throughout the course, at strategic locations, will be mobile EMT ambulances.
Whether it's blisters, cramping or other medical problems, our trained EMT's will be there to assist you.
A special THANKS to our many bicyclists who, as our "eyes and ears", will be patrolling our course in multiple sectors to both assist and seek assistance as needed!
We will be using chip timing again this year, with mats at the Start / Finish Areas and also at multiple other points on the course.
Timing clocks, with mile markers, will be placed at each mile along the course.
Gatorade-Endurance Formula (lemon-lime) will be available again this year at each of our Fluid Stations. Gatorade will be served first at the stations with water served second.
Fluid Station Locations:
Most Fluid Stations are less than 2 miles apart and will be staffed by many service organizations and Volunteers from some of the various NJM Charity Beneficiaries.
The New Jersey Marathon Festival organizers STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you DO NOT use your headphones during the races, for safety reasons. We all need to be aware of our surroundings, which include fellow runners and the possibility of errant traffic on the course. We believe that there will be many 'distractions' along the course including: spectators, bands and the scenery! Kettle bells are also not permitted.
- Overall - Top 3 (Male & Female)
- Age 19 and Under - Top 3 (Male & Female)
- 5-year Age Groups - Top 3 (Male & Female)
- Ages 20-69 (10 total groupings)
- Ages 70 & Older - Top 5 (Male & Female)