A.C. Marathon Series Joins ‘Restore the Shore’ Crusade

By Ray Schweibert
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ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series — which includes the April Fools Half Marathon on April 7, and the 55th annual Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon Oct. 13, as well as several shorter distances — has joined forces with Road Runners Club of America and eight other races in a “Restore the Shore” effort to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.

“The nation watched as residents of our shore communities lost their homes and belongings during Hurricane Sandy — we are excited about the opportunity to bring people back to Atlantic City, to run the Boardwalk in an effort to support those families that are still in need,” says Steve Brog, committee chairman of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series, in a media release. “We look forward to working with other New Jersey races to accomplish the fundraising goal set by RRCA.” 

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), based in Metuchen, is dubbing the cumulative effort the inaugural RRCA NJ Grand Prix Series of Races, which it hopes to turn into an annual series. The comprehensive 2013 fundraising goal is $100,000, and runners can register at

Runners can register for each event individually, and any runner that successfully completes six or more of the nine races will be awarded the commemorative “I Ran to Restore the Shore” oversized medal, as well as be eligible for other individual and team awards. 

The Atlantic City Marathon Series is the only one of the nine associated events in southern New Jersey, as the rest are all in either the central or northern parts of the state. Only those runners who compete in the Oct. 13 full marathon in A.C. will be eligible for the RRCA Grand Prix Series.

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