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New Jersey Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 27 Apr 2019

About New Jersey Marathon

The New Jersey Marathon is one of the most spectacular urban runs in the United States. The course runs alongside the oceanfront with the finish line located at the Long Branch Ocean Promenade located on the Jersey Shore. Even better, for those who have not been to Jersey, 13 miles of the trail runs right through the commercial district and downtown neighborhoods close to Monmouth Beach, allowing you to get a view of the entire city on foot.

A mostly scenic run, it is also famous for the cast of characters who can typically be spotted racing alongside the crowd. “Larry the Lighthouse” is just one among many sites to see, as he makes his way to the finish line with a cardboard lighthouse perched atop his shoulders. A mainly flat course, for those who have aspirations of making it to the Boston Marathon, this is the perfect qualifier to realize your running dreams. Not to discount the hilly conditions, it is challenging enough for even the most seasoned athletes to enjoy.

Amateurs and elite athletes alike can participate as onlookers cheer them on. The good nature of the Jersians is what makes this race so spectacular. From Oceanport to Long Branch to Branch, racers get to see first hand the amazing city come alive just for them.

Distances

5K

  • 5km

New Jersey Marathon

  • 42.195km

Long Branch Half Marathon

  • 21.097km
Start:

Oceanport at Monmouth Park

Long Branch,us

Finish:

Long Branch Ocean Promenade

Long Branch,us

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The New Jersey Marathon course travels through seven distinct neighborhoods, including, North Long Branch, Monmouth Beach, Downtown Broadway, West End and Elberon. The race also goes through four business districts. The course is fast and flat with only one minor elevation change of 28 feet (8.5 m) at around mile eight. The course offers ten miles (16 km) of oceanfront views and over 30,000 spectators. 

Overview

The race starts and ends on Ocean Ave. in the Pier Village neighborhood of Long Branch. After the start, the runners proceed north on Ocean Ave. to Atlantic Ave. where they turn west. They then turn north on West St. then east on Columbia Ave. and then north on Riverdale Ave. where they enter Monmouth Beach. After a short portion of the course in Monmouth Beach is completed, the runners cross the Patten Ave. bridge going south and back into the city of Long Branch. The runners then head east on Atlantic Ave. until they reach Long Branch Ave. where they head south again. At Broadway, the runners go west to Third Ave. where they continue south until Franklin Ave. where they head east. At Second Ave., the runners continue southbound to Brighton Avenue where they head east back onto Ocean Ave. On Ocean Ave., they continue south to Lincoln Avenue, the southernmost street in Long Branch. Here they head west and go around Lincoln Square and then back east on Lincoln Avenue to Elberon Avenue where they head north once again. Elberon Ave. ends at Lake Takanassee at which point the runners go east on South Lake Drive back to Ocean Ave. The runners then continue north on Ocean Avenue.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.