Monday, September 28, 2015

Calling All Runners: Registration Now Open for Morey's Piers Wild Half Marathon - May 15, 2016

Seaside Attraction Announces Lineup for 
2016 Wild Race Series Including New Fall Races


Throughout 2016 Morey’s Piers, the classic seaside attraction located on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, is offering running enthusiasts a variety of competitions with the Wild Half Race Series.

Starting with the Wild Half Marathon and 8K on May 15, 2016, and introducing the new 5k and 10k races on September 10, 2016, each Wildwoods course will lead runners from ocean views to an action-packed boardwalk.

The early registration price of $90 for the half marathon and $50 for the 8K is now available for participants who sign-up before November 1. A special Wild Child Beach Run for ages 12 and under will be held on May 14, 2016; early registration price is $25 per child.

Each registered participant will receive a free unlimited ride wristband to Morey’s Piers for use May 13-15, 2016. Runners can purchase additional ride wristbands for friends and family to enjoy the fun at the special spectator price of $55.

To register for the Wild Half or 8K, visit

The price of registration ranges from $90 to $140 depending on the race category and date of registry.

New this year, the Wild Half Virtual Run offers athletes flexibility to compete in the Wild Half or 8K, wherever and whenever. Those unable to travel to the Wildwoods for the race date can still get in on the Morey’s Piers fun.

Virtual runners will receive an official Wild Half race bib, Wild Half t-shirt, and finisher medal for completing a half marathon or 8K distance between their registration date and May 18th, 2016.

Runners must email first and last name, race location and finish time to, and share a photo taken while running to the Wild Half Marathon and 8K Facebook page. The Wild Half Virtual run is $90 for the Half and $50 for the 8k when registering before November 1, 2015.

Later in the year, Morey’s Piers will host a 10K and 5K race on September 10, 2016.

As an added twist, coaster enthusiasts can participate in a unique 5K race by riding a combination of Morey's Piers’ six coasters for a total of 3.1 miles of coaster track.

More details on and registration for the fall races will open in early 2016. Prices range from $35 to $100, depending on the race category and date of registry.

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

The Wild Half Marathon was named one of New Jersey’s “Top Ten Half Marathons” by

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 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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