Registration for Ocean City Race Events is Open Now

If your New Year’s resolution includes getting back in shape, why not set a goal by registering for one of Ocean City’s 2024 race events? 

From the new Winter Warrior Challenge on Presidents Day Weekend through the popular fall OCNJ Half Marathon and Trail of Two Cities, the city’s Recreation Department sponsors a series of races that feature spectacular views of the ocean, bay and boardwalk. Registration for the Winter Warrior event is open now, and registration for all other events opens on Thursday, Feb. 1. 


The 2024 schedule is as follows: 


  • WINTER WARRIOR CHALLENGE (Feb. 17): A new Presidents Day Weekend event will be run out of Ocean City Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, and include four components: an obstacle course race for children, a “Winter Warrior” obstacle challenge for parents and individuals, team challenges such as a fire truck pull, and an indoor festival for participants and spectators. Registration is currently open. 


  • OC CON SUPER HERO RUN (April 6): Be a super hero in this costumed one-mile run that’s part of OC CON weekend. Event also includes a kids’ Super Hero Obstacle Dash. 


  • OCNJ TRIATHLON/DUATHLON (May 19): Friendly event includes a quarter-mile pool swim (timed separately), 2-mile run, 16-mile bike and another 2-mile run. Event includes duathlon option. 


  • EMERGENCY RESPONDER 5K (June 8): Ocean City will bring back a 5-kilometer race that used to be known as the Police Chase.  
  • LABOR DAY RUN (Sept. 2): Traditional end-of-summer event includes a 5-mile beach run or 1-mile fun run/walk. 


  • OCNJ HALF MARATHON (Sept. 22): Ocean City’s premier race event showcases the boardwalk, downtown and ocean views along a fast and flat course. Event includes 10-miler and a 5K. 


  • TRAIL OF TWO CITIES 5K (Nov. 2): Unique point-to-point race travels from Ocean City to Somers Point with spectacular views along the causeway. 


For complete information and registration for all races, visit