The Wild Half Marathon is a race like none other featuring a fast, flat course with awesome views of the beach and famous Wildwood Boardwalk. Celebrate with friends and family at the Finisher’s Party with fantastic food, FREE beer, live music, complimentary massages, kids crafts and photo ops! Keep the wild in your weekend by riding the amusements on Morey’s Piers – each athlete gets a free weekend pass!
We know you can run a half marathon anywhere but where else can you get rides glorious rides too? Here's what included for all runners:
When the first runner crosses the finish line the WILDEST Finisher's Party starts featuring StellarMojo, food trucks, a FREE BEER, massages by Cape May Day Spa and largest photo backdrop on the planet! Let's party!
Check out the Wild Weekend Warrior race package. Wild Warriors will participate in two races during the weekend and receive a special medal upon completion. The race options include a 5K on Saturday, April 28 and the choice of an 8K or half marathon on Sunday, April 29.
5K Saturday & 8K Sunday: $60
5K Saturday & 13.1 Sunday: $100
The 5K. The gateway race to wanting MORE! After racing through this fast, flat and a WILD of good time course. You are going to want MORE miles, MORE fun and MORE SUMMER as you blast through the sights, sounds and smells of the boardwalk. Who doesn't love the fresh smell of funnel cake in the morning? Add the 5K as warm up race to the 8K or half marathon races for a special combination price!
Virtual Runner: $30
Look out bikers! The kids have arrived for the 1K Wild Child Run that hits... the Wildwood Boardwalk at noon. This is a fun race for kids 12 and under but don't be fooled they runner faster their parents do. This race ends featuring some yummy snacks, entertainment and maybe the chicken dance...maybe.
Wild Child Run: $20
Are you ready to RUN WILD for 13.1 miles? Of course you are. The Wild Half Marathon is flat, fast and a WILD good time as you blast through the sights, sounds and smells of the boardwalk. Who doesn't want to smell Curley Fries in the middle of a workout?
USATF Certified Half Marathon Course (NJ11535JHP)
Half Marathon: $80
Virtual Runner: $50
The 8K run course will make you want more. MORE fresh salty air, MORE dynamic views of the Atlantic Ocean and maybe even MORE miles. The course is flat, fast and a WILD good time as you blast through the sights, sounds and smells of the boardwalk. Who doesn't love the fresh smell of pizza in the morning?
8K Run: $40
Virtual Runner: $30
The Wildwoods are a vacation hot spot of the Jersey shore offering a wide range of activities for the entire family. Sponsored by Morey's Piers.
Had a blast running my first Wildwood half marathon. Great support from everyone and your volunteers provided so much needed energy, especially at the 7 & 8 mile marks. Really hope I can do it again next year!! Very well organized.
Such an awesome day! Found something in me I thought I lost!!!
Had a great half debut. Thanks to the Morey Organization and all volunteers for making it fun.
This was my first half marathon & it was an incredible experience! The volunteers were awesome (thank you!), the race was well organized & the atmosphere was amazing!
Well run event, wonderful volunteers! Loved it and can't wait to run it again in 2016!
I loved this race! It was my favorite by far! It was so relaxed & well organized. The course was amazing. I love, love, loved running on the boardwalk seeing the ocean. Will definitely be doing this one next year!
Awesome event! My husband and I did the run this morning and my son did the kid's run yesterday. Great weekend!!!
This was my second half and I really enjoyed the this one because all the volunteers were so nice to all the runners and being so encouraging to everyone in the race. I can't wait until next year. I am in for next year!
Wildwood did another great event! Thank you! Along the beach, how can you not have fun!
I absolutely loved this race!! It was so well organized and the course was awesome!! I would recommend this half to everyone! Thank you to all of the organizers and volunteers for your hard work and the awesome pacers! It was a fantastic day! :)
Great experience! This was my first half marathon and I thought it was well organized and a lot of fun! The emcee was hilarious, the band was great, and all the volunteers had spunk and worked hard. Thank you Wildwood, thank you Morey's Piers, and thank you to everyone who came out and cheered us on!
This was the best race -- starting from the training program each week right up to the finish line! So well organized, great volunteers, started right on time, and the beautiful route (not to mention the awesome goodies in the bag at the end)! Well done, looking forward to next year!!
What a great race! Well organized, great volunteers cheering us on, wonderful band at the finish and of course, great beer!
This was a great race from start to finish. You couldn't beat the price for everything you received. The hospitality was wonderful and thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard. I did the 8K and had a blast. Will definitely be doing this one again next year!
This was one of the most fun and well-organized races I have ever run. Registration and packet pickup were painless; the tech tee was high quality and well-designed (one I will actually wear over and over!); the course was challenging, beautiful ad fun, all at the same time; the finish line experience was special (please let the emcee know that his efforts to read every finisher's name as they crossed the line meant a lot); and the post-run nutrition was plentiful. A special shout-out to the course volunteers whose energy and encouragement helped tremendously. I don't have a bad thing to say about this race. Looking forward to next year already!
Great race with a very pretty course. Seemed to fall a bit short (around 0.5 mi) of the full distance, according to my Garmin. 5K and 8K should definitely have a different course though. If you run six-minute miles, you will definitely see some congestion on the course for the last mile. All in all, a great time! Beautiful medals, nice race shirts, and a fun after party in the field with a great band!! Plus, unlimited rides in Morey's Piers. You can't beat that!
Had a great time once again running wildwood. Volunteers were loud and cheerful.
With the exemption of the distance, this was my first time running this race and I loved it! The start was organized and on time, the course was beautiful, the volunteers were encouraging and appeared excited to be there, and the finish line party area was great! This isn't the first race I've run where my gps and the course don't match up and I'm sure it won't be the last, it happens, just wish we had the heads up at the start! The tech shirt is actually wearable and the pier tickets made for a fun weekend!
Very professionally managed from top to bottom, with the amenities of a big-city event. Unbeatable scenery, and because it's in mid-May, you can bring the family and make a weekend of it without breaking the bank and dealing with summer crowds. Note: It should be obvious given the location, but you should play up the PR potential when marketing this race. Unless you suffer a compound fracture on the race course, you will PR here.
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Note: Athlete Guide listed reflects 2017. Details for 2018 are subject to change.
2017 Athlete Guide will be available closer to race day, once all dates/times are finalized.PDF Download
Some of the more commonly asked event specific and general policy questions:
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Yes, provided all participants complete the marathon within the 4-hour course time limit.
Cry! Just kidding, we will gladly help to resolve this issue. Just send us an email and we will have our timing company revise your results accordingly.
Sorry, you will have to leave your four legged friend out for this one but join us in September for the Doggie Dash 5K and 1 Mile! For everyone’s safety we do not allow bikes, in-line skates, baby joggers or skateboards on the course.
Approximately every 1-2 miles throughout the course as well as at the start and finish line areas.
You must be at least 12 years old to participate.
Athlete Check-In is on Saturday from 8am - 5pm. Packet pick-up is available on race day for $20 and must be set up in advance.
Please email us with your entry revision and we will update it within 7 - 10 days.
Saturday Packet pick-up is located at the Wildwood Convention Center, there is FREE parking all around the island since the parking meter’s will not be in effect.
SUNDAY - The Wildwoods Convention Center is located at Andrews and Ocean Avenue. You may park at the Convention Center for a fee. If these lots are full there are many surrounding lots and metered street parking as well as FREE parking on ancillary streets such as New Jersey Avenue. Meters are also free during race weekend. For GPS directions to the Convention Center, use 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260.
OCEAN DRIVE/STONE HARBOR BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS DURING THE RACE. YOU WILL NEED TO USE ALTERNATE ROADS SUCH AS THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY, EXIT 4 B TO RIO GRANDE AVE., WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO THE CONVENTION CENTER
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Please Note: We cannot accept transfers from the Wild Half Race Series into a DelMoSports owned event.
Athletes that cannot participate in race weekend due to a date conflict can change their registration to the Virtual Runner so they can complete it whenever and wherever they want and still receive their goodies! Those that can’t attend due to injury or other circumstances may request a partial deferral by submitting an email request prior to April 1st. Approved requests will be entitled to a credit of 50% off your race entry fee (not including any other fees) towards the Wild Half the next season only. After April 1st all entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. Sorry no exceptions. Absolutely no transferring or selling your bib number to another person is permitted.