Atlantic City Welcomes Back More Than 3,500 Athletes and Spectators for the AmeriHealth NJ April Fools Half Marathon Race Series


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, January, 28, 2016) Get your running shoes ready as the AmeriHealth NJ April Fools Half Marathon Race Series returns to Atlantic City April 2-3, 2016. This annual event is expected to draw over 3,500 athletes and spectators to the City’s world famous Boardwalk.

The Atlantic City Sports Commission, in partnership with the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series’ April Fools Half Marathon, attracts athletes from throughout the Eastern Seaboard to race in various distance runs throughout the weekend. On Saturday, April 2, the 11K and 7K events will begin at 9 a.m. The Kids Fit Final, sponsored by the Atlantic County Council of Education Associations (ACCEA) starts at 11 a.m. the same day. The main event, the AmeriHealth NJ April Fools Half Marathon will kick off on Sunday, April 3 at 8 a.m. All race start and finish lines will be on the Boardwalk at North Carolina Avenue in front of Resorts.

“Our USATF Certified course is both flat and fast where runners spend several miles running the wood planks of Atlantic City’s world famous Boardwalk before heading through quaint beach towns that feature ocean views the entire way. Live course music, a huge finish line party at Margaritaville and Landshark Bar & Grill and custom shirts and finisher medals make this the best half marathon of the Spring,” said Steve Brog, Atlantic City Marathon Race Series Committee Chair.

New to this year’s race series, is real-time runner tracking via the AC Marathon Race Series App, free professional photos for all runners and packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday will be available in the Nike Factory store at Tanger Outlets The Walk, which is conveniently located in midtown at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway.

In addition, to make this event more family friendly, new hands-on activities and budget friendly discounts for dining and shopping have been included throughout the race weekend in partnership with the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, ThisIsAC and Tanger Outlets.

Here is a preview of what is on tap for the AmeriHealth New Jersey April Fools Half Marathon Race Series weekend:


-Limited to the first 100 teams!  Add the "Chalk-A-Thon" to your registration today!
-Family and Group Activity throughout the day on Saturday, April 2.
-$15 pays for chalk for a group of up to 10 people, a map of locations and helps support the Atlantic City Arts Foundation!
-Create inspirational messages for the Half Marathon runners along the course! 
-To learn more, please visit:

Weekend Events & Discounts:

Tanger Outlets - TangerStyle Coupon in race bag for 25% off one item at over 50 participating stores throughout race weekend
           -Bass Pro Shop - 13% off regular priced items, fish feeding & tank demos and free kids fishing pole casting lessons
           -Beef Jerky Outlet - 13.1% off one item 
           -Applebee's - 13.1% discount + happy hour & 2 for $20 specials
           -The Melting Pot - Happy hour specials + $20 off a lunch or dinner bill
-The Playground - $13.10 lunch menu at Souzai Sushi, Phillips Seafood & The Continental 
-The Noyes Museum Arts Garage - parking specials, live music and family art projects

About the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series is a division of the Milton and Betty Katz JCC, a 501(C)(3) organization based in Margate, New Jersey. The Race Series is dedicated to supporting the local community charitable works as well as the Milton and Betty Katz Early Childhood Scholarship Programs. Working in conjunction with National charitable organizations, it is the goal of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series to support organizations that fundraise through road racing events. For each participant, the Race Series strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels to participate and accomplish their personal goals.

About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.


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