The Wildwoods Host Morey’s Piers Wild Half Race Series Weekend

THE WILDWOODS – Morey’s Piers, the classic shore side amusement park destination located on the world famous Wildwoods’ Boardwalk in the Wildwoods, invites runners to the 13.1-mile Wild Half Marathon and 8K race along the Wildwoods coastline on Sunday, April 30. Additionally, there will be a “Wild Child” 1K race for kids and a 5K race on Saturday, April 29.

On Saturday, April 29, the “Gateway” 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. outside the Wildwoods Convention Center on the boardwalk. Also on Saturday, children 12 and under are invited to get fit and participate in their first “marathon.” The Wild Child 1K Race will begin at noon outside the Wildwoods Convention Center on the boardwalk. Kids will follow an out and back course along the boardwalk. The ‘Wild Child’ after-party will feature complimentary refreshments and live music.

On Sunday, April 30, the Wild Half Race Series will feature the love of running combined with the rhythm of beach life for one amazing 13.1-mile half marathon, as well as a 4.8-mile race (8K) along the picturesque sights and sounds of the Wildwoods. The course takes you from stunning views of the coast into the action of the boardwalk, creating one unforgettable event.

Both courses will feature live music, well-stocked aid stations and a finish line celebration located right in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Half Marathon will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 8K starting at 7:45 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony and an after party featuring live music, food and drinks. Participants can also enjoy yoga on the beach and a FREE weekend pass to all of Morey’s Amusement Piers and Water Parks.

Back again this year is the Wild Half Virtual Run, offering athletes flexibility to compete in the Wild Half or 8K, wherever and whenever. Those unable to travel to the Wildwoods for the race date can still get in on the Morey’s Piers fun. Virtual runners will receive an official Wild Half race bib, Wild Half T-shirt, and finisher medal for completing a half marathon, 8K and 5K distance between their registration date and April 30. Runners must email their first and last name, race location and finish time to, and share a photo taken while running to the Wild Half Marathon and 8K Facebook page.

All race events are rain or shine. For additional information, to register or to view the full schedule of events for the weekend, visit or call (609) 522-3900.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call (800) 992-9732.