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Thousands Cross The Finish Line At The NJ Marathon and Half


Today’s marathon events brought thousands of runners and supporters to the shores of the New Jersey coast on a day perfectly made for running. Assembling in the parking lots of Monmouth Park Racetrack, the 8000 + athletes set off and meandered through the streets of Monmouth County on their way to glory and (well-deserved) bragging rights via the finish line at Pier Village. (more…)

Getting Amped At The NJ Marathon Expo

It’s the eve of the best race in NJ and thousands of runners have converged on the Monmouth Park Racetrack. Their purpose is not to hit the lucky trifecta (although not a bad idea once you are there) but to pick up race packets and meet dozens of outstanding vendors. More importantly, the Expo is a chance to build enthusiasm for the race and there is undoubtedly an aire of excitement growing amongst the participants. Perhaps this race marks a transition from this year’s seemingly endless Jersey winter and provides athletes a chance to actually experience Spring while doing something they love. We think the buzz in the air relates to the overall greatness of this event. We can not think of a better place to cross a finish line than in Long Branch, with hundreds of screaming fans on one side and a perfect ocean view on the other side.

We caught up with a handful of runners to …

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Marathon Preview With Joe Gigas, Executive Director

For many of us, this week is the Super Bowl of running here in New Jersey. The Novo Nordisk NJ Marathon will take place this Sunday as well as the Long Branch Half Marathon. The weekend also features a can’t miss Expo, the Barnabas Health Family Events and Kids Races along with the Shaping-NJ 5K on Saturday.

Joe Gigas, the races’ Executive Race Director took some time out of his busy, pre-race schedule this week to discuss the race with us at RunJersey.com. It took us (Corey and Charlie) about 10 seconds after meeting Joe to feel his unrelenting passion for this event and the sport of running in general. He proudly donned his race director jacket and his shirt respectfully saluted our fellow Bostonian runners. The second he began explaining some of the details for this weekend, Joe lit up like a kid on Christmas morning. It was truly inspiring to see such a passionate, well-intentioned individual …

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Running The New Jersey Boardwalks

Every New Jerseyan has spent some time walking on the iconic boardwalks of the famous New Jersey shore.  The boardwalk has provided lasting memories for all of us…Losing all your money trying to win a giant stuffed animal, drinking beers and passing out after the prom, consuming giant pizza slices or gazing at the breathtaking views.  For so many of us, the Jersey shore boardwalk holds tons of great memories.  It is also a 100% CAN’T-MISS running location for any RunJersey.com reader.


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