No Joke! Atlantic City Plans April Fools Half Marathon and 8K
Lace up and get ready to run! Atlantic City is hosting a half marathon and an 8K the last weekend in April.
If you're looking for a race to run this spring, registration is now open for the April Fools 8K, which will be run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday April 24th.
If you're up for more of a challenge, the April Fools Half Marathon (which goes for 13.1 miles) will also be run on the boardwalk on Sunday, April 25th.
The Atlantic City Boardwalk provides the perfect fast, flat course for runners of any level. Running by landmarks like Boardwalk Hall and Steel Pier in the cool, spring air sounds really nice.
The reason why the races will be run on two consecutive days rather than concurrently, is for the safety of the runners, as we're still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration for both the half marathon and the 8K will be capped at 250 runners.
To keep in compliance with state social distancing guidelines, the races' 'Start' line will feature small “waves” of distanced runners at a time. Runners who register will be emailed specific details about their start times for the AmeriHealth April Fools Half Marathon & 8K by April 1, 2021.
And Atlantic City Marathon offers a virtual option, too, so you can run on your own where you're most comfortable. If you are not comfortable yet with in-person racing, you can chose the virtual race option for the distance you plan to run. Virtual runners will earn a short sleeve event specific technical shirt and Virtual Challenge finisher medal that will be mailed to you prior to race weekend, according to organizers.
You can find more Atlantic City Marathon safety details here.
To register to participate in either the half marathon or the 8K, click here.
SOURCES: acraceseries.com; runsignup.com via press release from Atlantic City Marathon
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