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Established in 1958, the Atlantic City Marathon is the third oldest continuing marathon in the United States. The marathon course is noted for being fast and flat,

including eight miles of oceanfront Boardwalk running!

Each race weekend, Atlantic City hosts four race distances including the 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half marathon on Sunday and a 10K and 5K on Saturday. Runners from throughout the United States as well as several countries internationally are represented.

How to enter the Atlantic City Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
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  4. G. Larry James Legacy 5K

    Run 5km
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  5. King Neptune 32.4 Challenge (Marathon + 10k)

    Run 52.2km
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  6. King Neptune Challenge (Marathon + 5K)

    Run 47.2km
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  7. King Neptune Challenge 19.3 (Half Marathon + 10k)

    Run 31.1km
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  8. King Neptune Challenge 16.2 (Half Marathon + 5K)

    Run 26.1km
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Atlantic City Marathon routes

Taking runners on a tour of Absecon Island, the Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon cover ground in the cities of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. From Boardwalk Casinos to the Marina District and sleepy beach towns, the course offers something for every runner.


  • 5K Turn Around: Raleigh Ave. on the Boardwalk
  • 10K Turn Around: Avolyn Ave. on the Boardwalk
  • Half Marathon Turn Around: Baton Rouge Ave. on the Boardwalk
  • Marathon Turn Around: on Atlantic Ave.

Water Stations:

  • Mile 1 - Bacharach Blvd. before Convention Center
  • Mile 2.5 - Brigantine Blvd. after Connector Rd.
  • Mile 4 - Borgata Service Rd.
  • Mile 5.5 - Maryland Ave.
  • Mile 7 - New Hampshire Ave.
  • Mile 8.25 - New Jersey Ave. on the Boardwalk in front of Showboat
  • Mile 10 & 25.2 - Chelsea Ave. on the Boardwalk (2-way)
  • Mile 11.5 & 24 - Surrey Ave. on the Boardwalk
  • Mile 14.25 & 21.5 - Margate Library (2-way)
  • Mile 14.75 & 16.5 - Atlantic Ave. & 33rd Ave./35th Ave. (2-way)
  • Mile 15.5 - Atlantic Ave. & 11th Ave.
  • Mile 17.5 & 20.5 - Monroe Ave.
  • Mile 19 - Jerome Ave.

Event Details

What’s Included

Race Swag

  • Finisher Medals
  • Free Professional Event Photos
  • Custom Tech Shirts and Drawstring Bags

The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series ranks among the top finisher medals in the nation with innovative and sometimes interactive medals!

Raceday Logistics


5K & 10K - Saturday, October 19
Start Time: 9:00 am (Atlantic City Boardwalk at Michigan Ave. in front of Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, 1900 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401)
Bag Check: 8:30 am - 11:00 am (Boardwalk at Park Place by the Korean War Vet Memorial)
Award Ceremony: 10:30 am (Main stage at Harry’s Courtyard)

Marathon & Half Marathon - Sunday, October 20
Start Time: 8:00 am (Atlantic City Boardwalk at Michigan Ave. In front of Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, 1900 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401)
Bag Check: 7:15 am - 2:30 pm (Boardwalk at Park Place by the Korean War Vet Memorial)
Top Finisher Awards: 11:00 am (Main stage at Harry’s Courtyard)
Age Group Awards: 12:35 pm (Main stage at Harry’s Courtyard)


Spectators are welcome!


Volunteering provides an exciting opportunity to help out, meet other people and enjoy a day of race-watching in some of Atlantic City's most scenic locations. For information on volunteering, please email [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the event walker friendly?
The 5K and 10K are walker friendly. The Half Marathon Course will be open for 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 Min Per Mile) and the Marathon Course will be open for 6 hours and 30 minutes (14.88 Min Per Mile).
Will there be any refreshments at the event?
Yes, there will be Honey Stinger energy gels and hydration drinks offered at some water stations. There will be a variety of flavors offered, not just one particular flavor.
Can a friend pick up my race pack for me?
Yes, you may pick up for a friend or relative with a copy of their photo ID.

Atlantic City Marathon weather forecast

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