THE WILDWOODS – From first time half marathoners to seasoned racers striving to set a personal record in 2017, Morey’s Piers invites athletes of all levels to register for the Wild Half race series. Taking place April 29-30, 2017, the Wildwoods course will lead runners from ocean views to an action-packed boardwalk. Additionally, competitors can choose from three different distances for spring 2017, including a half marathon, 8K and 5K.
New this year, runners are challenged to 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 29 and the choice of an 8K or half marathon on Sunday, April 30.
Currently, the registration rate for the Wild Weekend Warrior combination of the Saturday 5K and Sunday half marathon is $105; the Saturday 5K and Sunday 8K registration option is $60. Single race sign-up fees are $90 for the half marathon, $45 for the 8K and $25 for the 5K. Each registered participant will receive a free unlimited ride wristband to Mariner’s Piers for use April 29-30, 2017. Runners can purchase additional ride wristbands for friends and family to enjoy the fun at the special spectator price of $29. Wristbands will be available for purchase on site for $35.
From now through Jan. 31, 2017, runners who make a New Year’s resolution to complete the Wild Half Marathon or 8K in 2017 will receive 20% off race registration using the promo code: NEWYEAR. To register for the Wild Half or 8K, visit www.wildhalf.com. The price of registration ranges from $25 to $160 depending on the race category and date of registry.
Race weekend festivities include beachside yoga and a finisher’s party with live music, free beer, complimentary massages, food trucks and crafts for kids. A special Wild Child Beach Run for ages 12 and under will be held on Saturday, April 29; current price is $25 per child.
Returning in 2017, the Wild Half Virtual Run will offer athletes flexibility to compete in the Wild Half, 8K or 5K, wherever and whenever. Virtual runners will receive an official Wild Half race bib, Wild Half T-shirt and finisher medal for completing a half marathon, 8K or 5K distance between their registration date and April 30, 2017. Runners must email first and last name, race location and finish time to firstname.lastname@example.org, and share a photo taken while running to the Wild Half Marathon and 8K Facebook page.
For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.