5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
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    About 5k races

    A 5K is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular event you are looking into running.  5Ks are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and newcomers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5K events in New Jersey?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around, the race swag and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in the  Jersey Shore area?

    There are many 5K races to choose from that offer beautiful oceanfront views and scenic courses through many of the popular beach towns of the Jersey Shore.  Some of the races are charity events for fundraising and others are for the competitive runner.  Some of the notable 5K running events include the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon, the Jersey Shore 5K, the Atlantic City 5K, the Chickie's & Pete's Boardwalk Run, and the Shark Run 5K.

    5Ks in Trenton:

    Looking for a more urban race? Then you definitely want to check out 5k races in the Trenton area. In terms of popularity, your best bet would be the Trenton Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Run.

    5Ks in Princeton:

    Racing through a beautiful college town is an experience, especially in Princeton, New Jersey. In terms of popularity, your best bet would be the Princeton Family YMCA 5K/10K Race/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run.

     

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  • 10k races
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    About 10k races

    A 10K is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 (10 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into.  They are twice the distance of the 5K and still relatively short in distance.  Less runners tend to participate than the 5K, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Jersey Shore?

    There are many to choose from here as the Jersey Shore is host to many 10K races throughout its many cities and communities.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events.  Some of the notable 10K running events include the  Great Cape May Footrace, Run the Hook and the Atlantic City 10K.

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  • Half marathons
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    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13.1 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon, which is a total of 26.2 miles.  The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states.  The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in New Jersey?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Jersey Shore?

    There are many to choose from here as the Jersey Shore is host to many Half Marathon races throughout it's many cities and communities.  some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Novo Nordisk Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon, the Amerihealth April Fools Half Marathon, the Seaside Half and Atlantic City Half-Marathon.  There are many other Jersey Shore Halfs.  These are just a few events.

     

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  • Marathons
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    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads.  Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up popularity and in 2017 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in New Jersey?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    Marathon Events in New Jersey:

    There are very few marathon events in the state of New Jersey.  However, the most popular marathon events in the state are the Atlantic City Marathon in October, the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon in April, and Watchung Reservation Trail Marathon held in June.

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