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  • 2019 ATHLETE GUIDE

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    Welcome to the 2019 Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon weekend!

    OVERVIEW

    FRIDAY, APRIL 26 and SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Novo Nordisk NJ Marathon Race Exposition presented by Diadora

    WHERE: (NEW Location!) Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ WHEN:

     Friday, April 26: 3PM – 8PM  Saturday, April 27: 10AM – 6PM

    WHAT: Race bibs and shirts, official race merchandise, beverages, and more!

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27 RWJBarnabas Health Family Day, 5K and Kids Races

    WHERE: The Great Lawn, Ocean Promenade, Long Branch, NJ WHEN:

     Race day registration and packet pick up opens at 8AM  RWJBarnabas Health Family Day activities: 9AM - 12PM

     5K start: 9AM  Kids Races: 10AM

    WHAT: Running, entertainment, food vendors, face painting, carnival games, crafts,

    and more!

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay

    WHERE: The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay begin at Monmouth

    Park Racetrack in Oceanport and finish at the Ocean Promenade in Long Branch. WHEN: All distances start together at 7:30AM. WHAT:

     Point-to-point course travels through the diverse neighborhoods and business districts of Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch

    Arbour, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove.  Flat, fast and with ample places for spectating. Post-race party overlooking

    the ocean afterward with music and a complimentary beverage.

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    NOVO NORDISK NJ MARATHON RACE EXPOSITION PRESENTED BY DIADORA FRIDAY, APRIL 26 and SATURDAY, APRIL 27

     The two-day Race Exposition is free and open to the public as well as all

    participants of the marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K and kids races.

     We are expecting to host approximately 10,000 participants plus many more

    spectators at the Race Exposition.  We will accept registration entries for all races at the Race Exposition on

    Friday, April 26.  On Saturday, April 27, we can accept entries for the marathon, half

    marathon and marathon relay.

     Official race merchandise will be available for purchase at the Race Exposition and also on race day at the finish festival.

    WHERE: (NEW Location!) Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

    WHEN:  Friday, April 26: 3PM – 8PM  Saturday, April 27: 10AM – 6PM

    WHAT: Race bibs and shirts, official race merchandise, beverages, and more!

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    RWJBARNABAS HEALTH FAMILY DAY, 5K and KIDS RACES SATURDAY, APRIL 27

    Race Venue (Start and Finish) The Great Lawn, Ocean Promenade

    Long Branch, NJ 07740  North of Pier Village and the Ocean Place Resort & Spa  This is the same location as the finish line for the marathon, marathon relay

    and half marathon.

    5K and Kids Races Registration  Online registration is available for the 5K and Kids Races HERE.  Late registration for the 5K and Kids Races and will be available on Friday,

    April 26, at the Race Exposition.  Race day registration is available on Saturday, April 27, ONLY at the race

    venue (The Great Lawn, Ocean Promenade, Long Branch).

    5K and Kids Races Packet Pick Up  Race bibs and shirts can be picked up for the 5K and Kids Races at the

    following locations:

    o Friday, April 26: Race Exposition, 3PM – 8PM o Saturday, April 27: Race Venue, 8AM

     PLEASE NOTE – Race bibs for the 5K and Kids Races will NOT be available for pick up at the Race Exposition on Saturday, April 27. Come directly to the race site!

    A full schedule of events is available HERE.

    5K Awards

     A full listing of age divisions and awards for the 5K is available HERE.

     No awards will be given for the Kids Races.  All participants in the 5K and Kids Races will receive a medal upon

    completing the race. Family Festival, 5K and Kids Races Parking

     FREE parking will be available at Seven Presidents Park (just north of the race site) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    https://register.chronotrack.com/r/42128 https://www.thenewjerseymarathon.com/family-day https://www.thenewjerseymarathon.com/the5k/

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    RWJBARNABAS HEALTH FAMILY DAY, 5K and KIDS RACES SATURDAY, APRIL 27 (Continued)

    5K Timing

     Each 5K runner’s race bib will have an b-tag affixed to the back. Be sure to not crimp the tag.

     Be careful to not switch bibs with family runners, hotel roommates, etc.

     You must wear the race bib on the front of your body on your outermost layer of clothing so you can be clearly identified at all times.

    5K and Kids Races / Course Maps Location of start, finish, and the aid station are indicated on the following course

    maps:  5K Map

     1/4 Mile Map  1/2 Mile Map

     1.2 Mile Map On Course Safety

     Regular or jogging strollers, are allowed in the 5K race and are requested to start at the rear of the field, always yield to faster runners, and communicate

    and use extreme caution when overtaking runners.  Bikes, skates and similar conveyances are NOT permitted on the Saturday

    course.

     Pacers on bicycles are NOT allowed on course.  We strongly recommend that you do not use headphones during the races. It

    is important to be aware of your surroundings, including fellow runners and the possibility of errant traffic or emergency personnel traffic on the course.

    5K Results  5K Results are hosted by Athlinks HERE.

    https://www.runpacers.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NJM-18-5K-Course-Map-v1.1.pdf https://www.runpacers.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NJM-18-Quarter-Mile-Turn-Around.pdf https://www.runpacers.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NJM-18-Half-Mile-Turn-Around.pdf https://www.runpacers.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NJM-18-1.2-Mile-Turn-Around.pdf https://www.athlinks.com/event/5179/results/Event/750766/Results

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    NOVO NORDISK NJ MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, AND MARATHON RELAY SUNDAY, APRIL 28

    Race Venue / Start Location Monmouth Park Racetrack

    175 Oceanport Avenue Oceanport, NJ 07757

    Race Venue / Finish Location The Great Lawn, Ocean Promenade

    Long Branch, NJ 07740  North of Pier Village and the Ocean Place Resort & Spa

    Security / Start Venue  Athletes will be provided with one race-issued clear bag at the Race

    Exposition.  Only the RACE-ISSUED CLEAR BAG distributed at the Race Exposition will be

    allowed in the start venue area.  Athlete equipment must be placed within the race-issued clear bag in order

    to enter the start venue area race morning.

     If you arrive at the entrance to Monmouth Park Racetrack with a bag other than the official race-issued clear bag, you will need to either leave your bag

    in your vehicle before heading to the start area or transfer all of your items into a race-issued clear bag.

     If necessary, you will need to return to your vehicle to leave your non-clear

    bag or hand it off to your support crew as it will not be permitted into the start venue.

     Fanny packs, hydration belts, water bottles and/or small hydration-only packs will be allowed but are subject to search at any time.

     Backpacks, duffle bags, drawstring bags or similar non-translucent bags will

    NOT be permitted.

    Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay Start Time  Athletes in wheelchairs will start at 7:29AM followed at 7:30AM in waves by

    the rest of the corrals numbered and colored 1 through 7.

     Runners must start in the assigned corral or risk being disqualified for an invalid finish time.

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    NOVO NORDISK NJ MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, AND MARATHON RELAY SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (Continued)

    Marathon and Half Marathon Registration

     Online registration is available for the marathon, half marathon, or marathon relay through Friday, April 26. To register: click here

     Onsite registration for the marathon, half marathon, or marathon relay will

    be available on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at the Race Exposition located at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

     There will be no Race Day Registration on Sunday for the marathon, half marathon or marathon relay.

    Marathon Relay Registration Details  Registration is started by a Relay Captain who creates the team name and

    category and pays for the team while completing their own entry.  The relay team members need to also complete entries, selecting the 4-

    person Marathon Relay choice, Join a Team, the team category and then selecting the team name the Captain created to be added to that roster.

     Any changes in team members will need to be requested by email to

    gail@runpacers.com prior to April 21.

    Packet Pick Up / Locations  Packet pickup for the marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay is

    offered at the Race Exposition presented by Diadora, located at Convention

    Hall in Asbury Park.  Hours are:

    o Friday, April 26: 3:00PM – 8:00PM o Saturday, April 27: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

    Race Day Packet Pickup (Sunday)  This athlete amenity requires an advance purchase