Established in 1958, the Atlantic City Marathon is the third oldest continuing marathon in the United States. A USATF Certified Boston Qualifier, the race historically takes place each year in October.
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.
The marathon course is noted for being fast and flat, including eight miles of oceanfront Boardwalk running! 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.