Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
2.5
The Jersey Shore Relay is comprised of teams of 1 to 5 members running from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park, NJ on an awesome 26 mile ocean front course along many boardwalks and past scenic venues. The Asbury Park Half Marathon starts and finishes in Asbury Park and runs through … MORE
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    ashleekucinski FIRST-TIMER '19

    Pros: -Extremely flat. Very easy PR course. The only challenge is the monotony - you do a few out and back loops, so it seems like you see the same … MORE

    Pros:
    -Extremely flat. Very easy PR course. The only challenge is the monotony – you do a few out and back loops, so it seems like you see the same thing the entire time, aside from a couple of random neighborhoods.
    -Pace groups, even though it’s a small race
    -Ability to sit/chill inside of the nearby hall before the race
    -Plenty of porta potties with short lines before the race

    Cons:
    -Water is on one side of the course, which makes for a lot of clusters of people during the out and back portions, since there were runners going both ways
    -Boring course until the boardwalk portion, but even that gets dull because of the out and backs
    -Post race party wasn’t great. Finisher shirts were very Microsoft Paint looking, and there wasn’t any food. It also smelled terrible with all of the finishers in a crowded hall picking up shirts.
    -Parking was dicey. I was fine because I got there early, but there are only a couple of nearby lots. Most options are street parking in the neighborhoods near the start line.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    1

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    runbullardsrun FIRST-TIMER '16

    Unfortunately for the state of New Jersey, it has a reputation nationally, and it's not a good one. You don't hear of anyone going on a dream vacation to the … MORE

    Unfortunately for the state of New Jersey, it has a reputation nationally, and it’s not a good one. You don’t hear of anyone going on a dream vacation to the Garden State. Sadly, many will never know the delightful pockets of interest in the state, Asbury Park being one of them. Runapalooza, an event that hosts a marathon, half marathon, and relay, showcases one of the most magnificent destinations in the area. Runners get a 13.1 (or longer) tour of the decaying glory and current revitalization of Asbury Park, the crown jewel of the Jersey Shore in the early 1900’s. Devastated by Hurricane Sandy and years of neglect, this scrappy beach town is fighting it’s way back, and runners get a chance to witness it’s progress on foot. This race will likely look very different in 10 years, and the race will without a doubt continue for many years thanks to the event’s magnificent scenery, stellar organization, and easy course. For more information about race swag, finisher medals, post-race party, accommodations, places to eat, and photos of it all, visit http://www.serialrunner.com/half-marathon-race-recaps/asbury-park-half-marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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