Thursday, February 5, 2015

Morey’s Piers’ 12-week Social Training Program Helps Prepare Runners for The Wild Half Marathon

2015 Race to Feature New Celebrations and Activities for Runners

* Register Using Code TRAIN through  
February 28 for $10 off Race Participation 


The Wildwoods, NJ – Starting February 20, Morey’s Piers, the classic shore side amusement park destination located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, NJ, invites runners of The Wild Half to train together with a customized 12-week social media training program. The 13.1 mile half marathon and 8K race along the Wildwoods coastline will be held on May 17, 2015.  

Available via the Wild Half Marathon and 8K Facebook page (, racers are encouraged to “like” the page to receive weekly training posts and updates as well as share personal advice, experiences and milestones with like-minded runners.  Posts will include week-long running schedules with specific miles and goals, tips, tricks, motivational quotes, and more.

Now through February 28, 2015 Morey’s Piers is offering $10 off race registration by using the promotion code TRAIN.  To sign-up for The Wild Half or 8K, visit Registration is $90 for the half marathon and $45 for the 8K; prices scheduled to increase on March 1, 2015

The Wild Half’s scenic Wildwoods course will lead runners from ocean views to an action-packed boardwalk.  Participants will be treated to several new fun-filled activities on race day including:  

·         Cheer Stations” – sponsored by local businesses, charities, and organizations, a number of “cheer stations” will be located throughout the course to provide added encouragement and support for this year’s athletes. At Morey’s Piers’ cheer station located in front of Mariner’s Pier runners can indulge in a quick wisp of cotton candy for a burst of sugary energy.  For more information on becoming a cheer station sponsor, contact
·         Boardwalk Style Finish Line Party – after weeks of training, runners will cross the finish line to a celebration filled with boardwalk favorites including funnel cake, soft pretzels, cotton candy, Rita’s Water Ice, Johnson’s Popcorn, Laura’ Fudge and Salt Water Taffy, and refreshing beer, in addition to an array of healthy snacks.
·         Kids Activity Center – the new Kids Zone Tent is designed to occupy the little ones during the race, featuring face painting, arts and crafts, games, and activities from 8:00am to10:00am.
·         Awards Ceremony – Will and Jack Morey and the entire Morey family will be waiting at the finish line to congratulate runners as they cross the finish line. Medals will be presented to the top finishers in each age category.
·         The After, After Party – celebrations from the Finish Line Party will continue at the Taco Joint on Mariner’s Pier where participating runners will receive discounts on tacos and a selection of brews on tap.

The race weekend will also include a new 5K race and Wild Child 1K beach run for kids on May 16, sunset beach yoga, Piers & Pasta Dinner at Joe’s Fish Co. on Surfside Pier, and more. For the full list of scheduled activities and events, visit

Follow the Wild Half Marathon and 8K on Facebook for up to day race information, training tips, blogs and more.  

For more information on Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, please visit   


About Morey’s Piers
Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

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