Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
3.5
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
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2.2
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3.2
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4.3
The AmeriHealth New Jersey Atlantic City Marathon weekend features four different race distances along the famous beaches and Boardwalk of Atlantic City.  Beginning Saturday with a 5K and 10K and continuing with the half marathon and certified 26.2 mile marathon on Sunday.  This race weekend offers something for every runner! … MORE
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    mflores711 FIRST-TIMER '18

    A nice, flat course that made it pretty comfortable to run, and a good choice if you're going for a PB. The sweatshirt we got for the race was excellent … MORE

    A nice, flat course that made it pretty comfortable to run, and a good choice if you’re going for a PB. The sweatshirt we got for the race was excellent quality, and the post-race finish festival was awesome with lots of goodies. My only real gripe was that the aid stations could have been a bit better organized, as there were times that I had to forgo a station because the attendants were unprepared.

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    gdeivert FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first full Marathon so I have nothing to compare it to. I have done 15 halfs this year and those were my refernce point for this race. … MORE

    This was my first full Marathon so I have nothing to compare it to. I have done 15 halfs this year and those were my refernce point for this race.
    The packet pickup was over three days, the last two of which were held at Bally’s on the Boardwalk. Packet pickup was easy and well organized. The expo was small but had some quality vendors and i bought a few things as well as sampled some products.
    On Saturday 10/21/2018 I ran the 5K. There were options when registering to run a 5K or a 10K to earn an extra medal for the King Neptune Challenge. The 5K course was easy and flat and all of it was on the Boardwalk. I took it easy because i was running the full the next day and finished in 28:30.
    Race day the weather had deteriorated and there were winds of 20-30mph. The start was crowded but smooth and we ran out to the AC Expressway and through a tunnel for the first 5 miles or so. There were a few inclines but nothing major. Tracking was done at the 5K , 10K and 19 Mile. My friends told me later they had a hard time with the app which was not updating very quickly.
    At mile 8 we returned to the Boardwalk and ran past the start line and south on the penninsula. There was great traffic control at all intersections, and the course was ,marked very well.
    After leaving the Boarwalk we ran on some major avenues and eventually side streets before completing Mile 22 and heading back to the Boarwalk for the finish.
    All the water stops had water and gatorade. there was plenty of help and several stops handed out GU. The finish was in front of Bally’s so there was some congestion with tourists on the Boardwalk, but I thought it was manageable.
    I had a good experience and will probably do this race again. The medals were well made and the finish line had plenty of food and water as well as a medic tent with massages available.

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    runningriddles Oct 24, 2018 at 8:52am

    Nice recap and thorough review! I just registered for this for 2019 to cross Delaware off my 50 state marathon list.

    Nice recap and thorough review! I just registered for this for 2019 to cross Delaware off my 50 state marathon list.

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    gdeivert Oct 24, 2018 at 8:55am

    Runningriddles- It is in NJ . I hope you need that state too!

    Runningriddles- It is in NJ . I hope you need that state too!

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    dalebassplayer Jan 08, 2019 at 10:03am

    You can get do both in the same weekend, as Monster Mash in Deleware is the day before.

    You can get do both in the same weekend, as Monster Mash in Deleware is the day before.

    runningriddles Oct 24, 2018 at 8:57am

    Oh, DUH! I mis-typed lol. I meant New Jersey. :-)

    Oh, DUH! I mis-typed lol. I meant New Jersey. :-)

     
    kmusheno FIRST-TIMER '18

    Very flat race: You go up and down two overpasses and one tunnel in the first 5 miles and that's it for elevation. Expo was tiny. Pretty pointless having it. … MORE

    Very flat race: You go up and down two overpasses and one tunnel in the first 5 miles and that’s it for elevation.

    Expo was tiny. Pretty pointless having it.

    Good support: Lots of doubled up aid stations provide sufficient support

    Course can be a bit boring at times. Running down the boardwalk for miles before doing out and backs can be tough on your mind.

    Post-race area was easy to navigate and conveniently located near restaurants. Massages, beer, bagels, soup, gatorade, bananas, water ice, and chocolate were offered.

    One thing that needs to be fixed is the garage parking. Bally’s Casino was not prepared for the rush post-race. We were stuck on the 7th floor of the garage before my friend and I bailed on our ride back to the house we were staying at.

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    klucht FIRST-TIMER '17

    Race had some pretty scenic moments, but I am glad I only did the half marathon. Towards the begining of the race you ran on the highway - cloverleafs and … MORE

    Race had some pretty scenic moments, but I am glad I only did the half marathon. Towards the begining of the race you ran on the highway – cloverleafs and all. We had extra fans (annoyed motorists). Then you ran on the boardwalk which was lovely, but felt long. The course takes you past the finish at mile 8 for an out and back and you need to run around tourists.

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 27, 2017 at 2:06pm

    I think the most sadistic thing a race director can do is lead their runners past the finish line prematurely when they still have several miles to run. That can… MORE

    I think the most sadistic thing a race director can do is lead their runners past the finish line prematurely when they still have several miles to run. That can be pretty demoralizing if you're not ready for it. But it sounds like you kept a positive attitude through it all, which is the most important thing and especially on a 50 states quest where anything can happen. Thanks for all your helpful reviews, Kathryn... and speaking of the 50 States, your map is looking great! LESS

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    geddings FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was was my 22nd state completed. The portion of the run off the boardwalk (about 6-7 miles) was a lot of bridges and viaducts, as well as one tunnel. … MORE

    This was was my 22nd state completed. The portion of the run off the boardwalk (about 6-7 miles) was a lot of bridges and viaducts, as well as one tunnel. So don’t go into this race thinking it is flat. The last 5 miles is on the AC boardwalk, you run past the finish line at mile 11 and then come back. It got hot on the boardwalk, and there is not shade. There are walkers on the boardwalk while you are running. Nothing is blocked off just for the runners. Nice medal and good finish line goodies. Town is very nasty and did not feel too safe to walk around.

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    Jenlovestorun FIRST-TIMER '17

    only marathon I ever ran where a guy was getting arrested while we ran by; nice to be at the beach even though AC is not my favorite town; nice … MORE

    only marathon I ever ran where a guy was getting arrested while we ran by; nice to be at the beach even though AC is not my favorite town; nice medal and the running club puts on a nice event every time!

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