Features Exciting Recent Event Changes
Long Branch, NJ: The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon weekend will kick off with several changes as a part of a larger re-brand effort that has been underway since last year. This year the largest marathon in the state will feature their expo location at the iconic Convention Hall in Asbury Park, the 4-person marathon relay and a post-race party on the boardwalk overlooking the ocean in Long Branch featuring entertainment and a new beer from Marathon Brewing Company, 26.2 Brew, for all runners.
“As a New Jersey native myself, we are so proud to host one of the top races in the nation,” said Event Director, Hilary Biggs. “The Marathon and Half Marathon courses offer the best of the Jersey Shore with a flat and fast route featuring miles of boardwalk in between.”
The race re-launched last year with Italian shoe company Diadora as a new sponsor joining renewed partnerships with Novo Nordisk and RWJBarnabas Health. Other sponsors include Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Mattress Firm, 26.2 Brew and Jonesbar.
The re-launch was part of a new push by the organizers to make the event strongly experience-focused with the goal of making it one of the largest destination races in the country and an iconic running event for the New Jersey running community.
Pacers Running CEO, Kathy Dalby, added, “You can’t find a better family destination than the Jersey Shore, which is why so many people return year after year to participate in the safe and exciting races. Having Novo Nordisk partner with us again solidifies the complete experience with shared goals and values we strive for with every race around the nation.”
The marathon begins Sunday, April 28th at 7:30AM at Monmouth Park Racetrack located at 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport and finishes at Ocean Promenade in Long Branch.
Race weekend includes a 5K, Kids Races, Half Marathon, Marathon, and Marathon Relay and will take place on April 27 and 28, 2019. Pricing $15 - $230.
# # #
About the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon: Founded in 1997, The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon is the largest Marathon event in the state. The course features the ocean towns of Long Branch, Oceanport, Allenhurst, Deal, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Loch Arbour, and Monmouth Beach on a flat and scenic course known for producing a high rate of Boston Qualifying times.
About Novo Nordisk: Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone therapy. Novo Nordisk has been the title partner of the New Jersey Marathon since 2014.
About Diadora: Diadora is an athletic lifestyle company based in Italy with a focus on performance wear. The company recently announced a major re-launch in North America with a focus on running, tennis and lifestyle.
About RWJBarnabas Health: RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million people. RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns.