Atlantic City Marathon

Atlantic City Marathon

Atlantic City Marathon

( 21 reviews )
95% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Atlantic City,
    New Jersey,
    United States
  • October
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Kentucky, United States
10 13
"Boardwalk Run to Remember"
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Natalie 's thoughts:

Overall: I thought this race was nice. I would recommend it again, but I would throw caution to anyone registering for the full just like many other races there were a lot more half marathoners than the full. Lining up at the start was a little hectic. You were packed in the very narrow shoot with people constantly jumping the barriers to gain entrance. With no corrals slower runners were lining up wherever they wanted and the first several miles were spent dodging them so be prepared. This race was the end of a double marathon weekend for me which was my first so I was happy to have it end here. I did go and dip my toes in the ocean even though it was cold it was a great experience and a memory I will never forget.

T-Shirt/Swag: I received a long sleeve female cut Leslie Jordan brand shirt. You also receive a clear plastic drawstring bag that had a few free samples of Bio Freeze. The medal was very neat. It was in the shape of a lighthouse and even had a blinking light in the house.

Aid Stations: There were plenty of aid stations along the course of this marathon. The stations had both water and Gatorade options. What was nice about this race compared to others I have ran was that the water was served in a white paper cup and Gatorade was served in a paper Gatorade cup. This race also had the option of GU at many of the water stops along the way. The volunteers at the aid stations were awesome. They were all cheering and having such a fun time, which rubbed off on you running.

Course Scenery: The race scenery was a little uneventful in the beginning of the race, but once you made your way back to the boardwalk it was neat to see all the shops, casinos, houses and the ocean. For miles 12-23 you did a double loop right off the boardwalk which was a little confusing at first, but once you understood what was going on it was better.

Expo: The quality of the expo was ok. They had a little bit more than the bare necessities, but it wasn’t as big compared to others I have been to in the past. Clothing, shoes and fuel options were some of the items being sold. Also Jeff Galloway was giving a clinic there.

Elevation Difficulty: The elevation was not too bad. In the beginning there were a few hills, but once you got past those everything seemed to be relatively flat.

Parking/Access: I stayed at a hotel a few blocks off the boardwalk and not far from the start/finish line so I walked and found it to be very convenient.

Race Management: Race seemed for the most part very organized and fun.


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