The 41st Jersey Shore Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Gateway National Park, Sandy Hook, N.J. An accompanying 5k, The Lighthouse 5K will also held starting 5 minutes after the half marathon.
The race has a long history at the Jersey Shore and has gone through several iterations and different locations along the shore over the 41 years of the event. It always draws a diverse field of competitive and recreational runners. It is a tradition to partricipate in this long standing event for many runners.
Sunday, October 6th, Jersey Shore Half Marathon and 5K, 9:00 a.m. Sandy Hook, N.J.
Runners can mail in an application, sign up on line or can post register the day or the race at McLoones Riverside Restaurant on Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, and 2 miles south of Sandy Hook.
It’s a flat and fast course through the park to a turn around by the historic Lighthouse on the northern end of the park. After the turn the runners return back to the start area where they turn back for a second similar loop. It makes for a great viewing venue for family and friends.
After the race runners are treated to a barbecue and plenty of refreshments. The race is staged by The Shore Athletic Clubwith assistance from the other local running clubs to include the Jersey Shore Running Club and Freehold Area Running Club. Water stops are traditionally provided by several local groups who compete for the best water stop award.