Calling all runners! Step into the world of Atlantic City marathons and races, where the sun-kissed backdrop of the Jersey Shore sets the stage for a series of exciting happenings. 

With many races on the calendar throughout the year, there are options for every runner, including popular events like the Atlantic City Marathon, the April Fools Half Marathon, and the Bungalow Beach Boardwalk 5-Miler. If you’re daring enough to take on all three Atlantic City Marathon Race Series events, the coveted Triple Threat Finisher Medal awaits as a testament to your endurance. 

But the Atlantic City Race Series isn't the only option for runners! Read on to learn more about all the upcoming marathons and races in Atlantic City.

Runners At An Atlantic City Marathon

Atlantic City Marathon Race Series

The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series just got even more exciting. This year, you can achieve your running goals on scenic courses and enjoy exclusive discounts on incredible shows by Spiegelworld's The Hook. Imagine celebrating your race with a dazzling Spiegelworld performance– it's the perfect way to make your Atlantic City experience unforgettable!

April Fools Half Marathon & 8K

April 6-7, 2024

The April Fools Half Marathon and 8K, a festive springtime event, kicks off in front of the Resorts Casino Hotel. Choose between the half marathon (Saturday) or the 8K (Sunday). If you're up for an added challenge, tackle both races and earn the exclusive Jester Challenge medal.

All participants ages 21 and over earn a complimentary beer or seltzer at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

A Couple At The April Fools Run

Bungalow Boardwalk 5-Miler Run

June 1, 2024

Circle the date on your calendar for the highly anticipated Bungalow Beach 5-Miler! The excitement begins on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Iowa Avenue, where participants embark on a spirited five-mile run, soaking in the scenic beauty of the shoreline. The excitement builds as runners sprint to the finish line in a 400-foot dash on the sand. Following the race, athletes can join the post-run festivities at the trendy Bungalow Beach club.

A Woman Running At The Bungalow Beach Run 5k

Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon

October 19-20, 2024

The Atlantic City Marathon, established in 1958, proudly holds the title of the third oldest continuing marathon in the United States. Serving as a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier, the marathon offers a fast and flat course along the Atlantic City Boardwalk and through nearby cities, including Margate, Ventnor, and Longport. Prior to the race, runners can head to the expo to browse vendors and pick up their packets. 

Post-race, each participant will receive a commemorative medal, a custom tech shirt, a drawstring bag, and free event photos, and they can savor a well-earned brew at the finish line. This race provides athletes a unique mix-and-match experience! Tailor the event to your preferences by choosing from the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K races. Want to take it up a notch? You can also combine two races, signing up for the half marathon and 5K or the marathon and 10K, for example.

People Running At The Atlantic City Marathon and Half Marathon 5k | 10k

USA Triathlon National Championships

September 13-15, 2024

Atlantic City will host the 2024 USA Triathlon Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships, the organization's biggest annual event. This prestigious competition brings together the nation's best amateur triathletes, offering a chance to compete for age-group national titles in both the Olympic and Sprint races.

The race weekend kicks off on Friday, September 13, with an Open Water Swim –perfect for anyone wanting to experience the competition without qualifying. The main events take center stage on Saturday (Sept. 14) and Sunday (Sept. 15). Both the Olympic and Sprint distances begin with a refreshing ocean swim, followed by a fast and flat bike course along the Atlantic City Expressway. To cap off your race, you'll conquer the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk with a scenic run!

A Woman Running At The USA Triathlon National Championships

Race to the Finish Line

Whether you're drawn to exhilarating marathons, festive holiday runs, or lively community events, the robust Atlantic City race calendar ensures there's something for everyone. So, register for your chosen event and get ready to hit the ground running. Check out the events page for all the upcoming events and competitions.