Thursday, March 26, 2015

WILD Weekend: Ocean Drive Marathon, a celebration of Special Olympics, and, oh yeah... MACK's Pizza!

It's hard to believe that we're about to enter the last weekend of March...

Yet, here we are - a mere 8 weeks away from Memorial Day Weekend and just one week out from Easter Weekend, and the "unofficial opening" of the Boardwalk for the 2015 season (which, of course, includes Opening Day at Mariner's Pier).

Signs of Spring are everywhere, as the island begins to come alive. More and more shops on the Boardwalk are beginning to open, while others are making their annual preparations.

Tomorrow (Friday) at 11 a.m., Mack's Pizza will open its doors to kick off it's 62nd season at Wildwood Avenue.

If that isn't a sure sign that Summer is right around the corner, we don't know what is!

Here's what else is going down this weekend in the 'Woods...



* Mack's Pizza - Opening Weekend! (Friday - Sunday)
* Ocean Drive Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo (Saturday & Sunday)
* Special Olympics NJ Basketball Finals (Saturday & Sunday)


Ocean Drive Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo

A Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm in advance of the Ocean Drive Marathon the next day. Admission is open to the public and FREE.

The 26.2 mile marathon as well as a 10 mile run will start at 9 am on Sunday, and take place through the scenic barrier islands of Cape May County. A portion of the course will include the entire length of the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

Also included are a 5K run and a 1.5 mile fun run.

For more info, call 609-523-0880 or visit

Special Olympics NJ Basketball Finals

A two-day celebration will feature over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from the Garden State competing in basketball competitions.

Multiple venues will take part, including the Wildwoods Convention Center, Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic High School, North Wildwood Community Center, and the Byrne Community Center.

Events will be held Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm.

Admission is FREE to all games.

For more info, call 609-896-8000 or visit

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