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2017 RunAPalooza

The 2017 RunAPalooza was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Thanks to the literally hundreds of RunAPalooza volunteers who acted as course marshals, handed out water, helped at the start and finish lines, served food and refreshments, did awards and results, handed out t shirts and all the behind the scenes tasks needed to put in this event for the 21st year. And thanks to all the police from all the municipalities for keeping us all safe. Thousands of photos will be available for free download soon.  Hope to see everyone again in 2018 for #22.



Photos - when available

Asbury Park Half Marathon Official Course Map

Jersey Shore 5K Official Course Map

The Asbury Park Half Marathon has been USATF Certified

USATF Certificate to include detailed map for the 2017 Asbury Park Half Marathon

Bib Pick Up Information

Bib Pick Ups -

Dick's Sporting Goods Freehold - Saturday, April 15th, 1pm-3pm..

Dick's Sporting Goods, Woodbridge, Monday, April 17, 5 to 7 pm,

Dick's Sporting Good, Brick, Wednesday, April 19th, 5pm-7pm..

And Friday 5 to 7 pm Asbury Park Convention Hall

Relay packets will be mailed out to team captains.

Hotel Information

Special Room Rate for RunAPalooza at the Berkeley. Limited rooms. Walk across the street to the start and finish of the half and 5k and finish for the Relay. Use the code: RUNAPA Can also call the hotel at 732-776-6700 and mention RunAPalooza.

 Jersey Shore Relay Route Maps

Leg 1 - Seaside to Brick Beach

Leg 2 - Brick Beach to Point Pleasant Beach

Leg 3 - Point Pleasant Beach to Manasquan

Leg 4 - Manasquan to Belmar

Leg 5 - Belmar to Asbury Park

Asbury Park Half Marathon Course Map - final course being measured.  Should be similar to this from last year.

5K Course Map coming

Registration for 5k, Half and Relay are now open. Sign up early to get the best rate.


The Asbury Park Half Marathon was designated a Road Runners Club of America Championship Race.

2016 RunAPalooza Updates

2016 RunAPalooza -  April 16, 2016

Congrats to all the finishers.

Any issues with timing or results please email our timer at

If anyone who parked legally on the street before 2 pm received a parking ticket you should contact the City of Asbury Park at  (732) 775-2100.  We paid the City for the parking and they should void the tickets.

Results for all events are Posted here.

Photos are posted here.

Track your runners on your Phone

You can track your Half Marathon and Relay Runners on your phone.  Download the App here. (There is a nominal charge associated with the App)

Parking and Stuff in Asbury Park on Race Day

Do not park on Ocean Avenue.  You can park anywhere else on the street in Asbury Park for free until 2 pm.  After 2 pm the meters are enforced.  There are three large lots along Ocean Avenue that are free all day.  For the 5k and half please do not park in the lot by the old Carousel and Casino building as we need to reserve that for volunteers and returning relay teams vehicles. 5k and half runners should use the lots by the Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar.  


Please note that there is road construction in Asbury Park on Kingsley with sections closed in one or both directions - so allow extra time in the morning to get to the start. If you picked up your bib ahead of time (see Bib Pick Up Schedule Below) there is no need to check in -  you can go right to the start.  

The start for the Half Marathon will be on Ocean Avenue in front of Convention Hall.  The start of the 5K will be on the boardwalk on the south side of Convention Hall.  Both races will start promptly at 8:30 am.

There are bathrooms inside Convention Hall and there will be porta johns in the park across from Convention Hall.  The bathrooms on the boardwalk at First Avenue may also be open.

We do not have a baggage check so leave your “stuff” in your car. 

And remember to bring your bib into Convention Hall after the race to get your t shirt and get in line for refreshments.  Beer will be available for purchase inside.  No food or drink can leave the Hall.

For Relay Teams - your team shirts will be in one package - so one person should pick up for the team.

Awards for both events will be presented inside Convention Hall after the runners finish the respective races.  You must pick up your award inside Convention Hall.  They will not be mailed.

Jersey Shore Relay Team Instructions

Here are instructions that were put in the mail on Monday, April 4, 2016.  The mailied packages include: These Instructions, Baton, Bibs and start time.  Individual Solo Runners will get their instructions and bibs in the mail as well.

Half Marathon Pacers

There will be pacing teams this year for the half at the following projected finish times: 1:50-Will, 2:00-J.C., 2:10 - Tom, 2:20 Mark, 2:30-Kim, 3:00-Sandy. The pacers will be at the start at 8:00 am. Each pacer will have a red pacer shirt on and hold up a pacer sign/red on a pole with the goal finish time on the sign. They will also be inside Convention Hall prior to the race if you would like to meet them.

Jersey Shore 5K Course Map

ALL RunAPalooza registration, Relay, half and 5K will close on this Thursday night, March 24, 2016 at 9 pm. So if you want to run sign up now. New Relay team registration is closed.

Jersey Shore Relay Route Maps

Leg 1 - Seaside to Brick Beach

Leg 2 - Brick Beach to Point Pleasant Beach

Leg 3 - Point Pleasant Beach to Manasquan

Leg 4 - Manasquan to Belmar

Leg 5 - Belmar to Asbury Park

Asbury Park Half Marathon Course Map - ignore distance.  Course is certified correct.

Individuals Running the Relay Solo

Information on Bus to Start

Bib Pick Up Schedule

If you are picking up other people's bibs. Please complete this form and it helps to bring their email confirmation as well. On race day only the runner can pick up.

Bib Pick Up Schedule for 5k and Half Marathon. Relay bibs will be mailed to team captain first week in April.:

Saturday, April 9, 2016 Sports Authority, Rt 36, West Long Branch, NJ 1 pm to 3 pm. Wednesday, April 13, Sports Authority, Brick, NJ 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Friday, April 15, Asbury Park Convention Hall 5 pm to 7 pm.

Pick up on morning of the race is discouraged. We will have pick up from 7 am to 8 am at Convention Hall and will require a donation with a personal check made out to JSRC. You can pick up other people's bibs but please bring their email confirmation to avoid confusion.

Start Time

The Half Marathon and 5K will start at 8:30 am on Ocean Avenue in front of Convention Hall in Asbury Park.  The Jersey Shore Relay will have a staggered start in Seaside Hts.  Teams will be notified of their start times.


End of 2016 Updates


2015 RunAPalooza

Photos - Half and 5K Start Video

Article - Results

Thanks to all who came out for the 2015 RunAPalooza!  Special thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible.  

If anyone received a parking ticket on Saturday before 3 PM please email us at and we will give you contact to resolve.

Important - Instructions for all 5K and Half Marathon Runners

Relay Team Instructions

Instructions for Individuals Running Entire Relay on own

Half Marathon and 5K Bib Pick Up Schedule

Saturday, April 11 - 1 pm to 3 pm Sports Authority in West Long Branch

Wednesday, April 15 - 5 to 7 pm - Sports Authority, Brick

Friday, April 17, 5 to 7 pm - Asbury Park Convention Hall

Saturday, April 18,  7 am to 815 am Convention hall with a personal check donation to confirm identity.

Have your supporters Track You!.  

Should be great for the Relay.  Track your teammates on the course.

Your friends will be able to track you in the Half Marathon or the Relay using the APP you can download for iPhone or Android. It costs 99 cents.

Live Tracking and Send-a-Cheer

Your supporting fans can:

•Track you live on the course

•Send you fun audio cheer clips

•Receive NearMe alerts (a relay team favorite)

•Find you after the race with MeetUp

New Feature: GPS Progress Alerts

RaceJoy’s PhoneTrak has a 99 cents upgrade for both the participant and spectator per race. RaceJoy is testing its new GPS Progress Alerts feature at this race and welcomes your feedback.

Course Maps

Follows are the maps of the 2015 Asbury Park Half and Jersey Shore Relay Marathon.  Maps are not final and subject to some minor adjustments due to construction and certification for the half.

 Asbury Park Half   

Here are maps for the Legs of Jersey Shore Relay Marathon  

Start in Point Pleasant Beach with Legs 1 and 2  

 Leg 3 Point to Manasquan   

Leg 4 to Belmar     

Leg 5 to Asbury Park Boardwalk Finish   

Bib Pick Up Information to be posted soon

Relay and Half Marathon close to limit - last chance to sign up.

If you want  your name on your bib you must be registered no later than March 9, 2015.  This applies to all RunAPalooza events - 5k, Relay and Half Marathon.

Need a Room?

The block at the Berkeley is now set. Register here - and make sure you use Promo Code: RUNAP2015

The Berkeley Hotel (its a really nice place)which is located at the start of the Asbury Park Half Marathon is offering a special $129.00 rate for RunAPalooza participants. Guests can also call the hotel at 732-776-6700, select option 1 for room reservations and ask for the RunAPalooza block. This is a great deal. Limited rooms so if you need a room check it out soon.

Need a Ride to RunAPalooza?

Driving to the race and want help a fellow racer get there? Post or find a ride on Tripda!

Tripda will donate $1 towards the Special Olympics of New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Dream Center in Asbury Park for every driver and passenger that carpools using Tripda.

Just register here: using your Facebook profile. Then post or find a ride to Asbury park. It's as simple as that! Contact for any questions. We appreciate your green efforts.

Course Updates

Due to delays in Hurricane Sandy reconstruction from Seaside Heights to Brick Beach we will be forced to start again this year in Point Pleasant Beach and use a similar to last year but improved course for the Relay.

People have asked about the Asbury Park Half Course.  It is planned to be pretty much the same as last year.  We just need to wait until we get the status of some planned boardwalk construction to finalize.  here is what it was last year..

No added on line fees for limited time and 2014 prices extended.  

The earlier you signup the better the price.

Jersey Shore 5K Registration Details 

Asbury Park Half Marathon Registration Details

Jersey Shore Relay Marathon Registration Details 

Bus to Start for Individuals Running Entire Relay Marathon on their own.

RunAPalooza Recognized by Special Olympics New Jersey

The Jersey Shore Running Club/RunAPalooza was recognized by Special Olympics New Jersey as a Premier Partner.  The Club is in the same league with other Premier Partners: the NY Football Giants, NJ Sports and Exposition Authority, Delta Dental, Professional Insurance Agents and Walmart! Please continue your support and help us move up to be a Champion Partner by participating in RunAPalooza on April 18, 2015.

2015 RunAPalooza is on April 18, 2015

2014 RunAPalooza

RunAPalooza Photos

Photos are free - share with your friends!

Congrats to Men's Half Marathon Winners

Half marathon top three  received Timex Watches

World Record at Asbury Park Half Marathon

It was a RunAPalooza!

Article with complete results of all events - article

Jersey Shore 5K Results - Asbury Park Half Marathon Results - Jersey Shore Relay Marathon Results - RunAPalooza Marathon Results

5K Awards - Marathon Awards - Relay Awards - Half Awards

Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors. See everyone next year on April 18, 2015 - hopefully we will be running on our old pre Sandy Routes.  Watch for Early Bird Registration!

Asbury Park Half Marathon Age Group Top Five - note awards were presented to top 3

Photos will be available soon for free download.

The Asbury Park Half Marathon (NJ14008LMB) and the Jersey Shore 5K (NJ14007LMB) have now been officially USATF Certified.

The  Relay has reached its limit and is now closed to new registrations.

A limited number of "Special" entries  for the Asbury Park Half Marathon  and Jersey Shore 5K  are available to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.

Bus to the start for those running the Jersey Shore Relay Marathon Solo. Sign Up Here.

Comedy Team Releases RunAPalooza Training Video

Asbury Park Half Marathon Named Best Half in New Jersey - One of Best in the Country

Comedy Team to Train and Run Relay - No Joke

History of RunAPalooza

Jersey Shore Relay Marathon 

Teams of 5,4,3,2 or 1 - Bus to start will be available for individual runners.

The start and check in for the Relay this year will be in Point Pleasant Beach at 8:30 am.  All registered teams will receive detailed instructions first week in April.

Jersey Shore 5K 

 Asbury Park Half Marathon

Half Marathon Training Program - Starts January 11, 2014

Check out places to carbo load the night before or party after the race in Asbury Park.

2013 RunAPalooza

CBS News Report  - YouTube Video

Article With 2013 Results and Photos

Five Mile Results -  Photos of the Start and Five Mile Finishers

 Half Marathon  Results -  Photo of Half Marathon Finishers   -Photos of Half on Takanassee Bridge 

Virtual Run Results - Photos

We plan to have shirts for those who registered and did not pick them up available at the next JSRC Club Meeting on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 7 PM at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como.  If you had picked up your Bib you must bring it.  If you did not we will give it to you then as well. This will be the only opportunity to pick up.

The courses have been USATF Certified -  NJ13010LMB for the Jersey Shore 5 miler and NJ13011LMB for the Asbury Park Half Marathon

Jersey Shore Five  Route -  Asbury Park Half Marathon   Route 

RunAPalooza 2012

Asbury Park Half Marathon Results  --   Relay Results

Article With Results of Asbury Park Half Marathon and Jersey Shore Relay Marathon

Asbury Park Half Marathon Start and Finish Photos   - Team Photos  - Relay  Finish Photos 

RunAPalooza 2011

Asbury Park Half Marathon 2011

Photos of Start and Finishers - Article With Complete Results - Award Photos - Jim Robins AH Article

Jersey Shore Relay Marathon 2011

Team Photos  Article With Complete Results - Finisher Photos - Award Photos

 If you have any stories to share about your participation email us at

Read Article about RunAPalooza

Jersey Shore Relay Marathon

Check out the Photos of the course from Seaside Hts to Asbury Park