Finish Festival
The fun doesn't end at the finish line

The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon Finish Festival allows friends, family and the public to help cheer athletes across the finish line and celebrate their new accomplishment together. Join us for food trucks, musical entertainment and a beautiful oceanfront view. Athletes can also enjoy on-site medal engraving by Fond Memory Graphics, and browsing the official race merchandise tent. Meet your athletes in the Family Reunion area for a day of oceanfront fun!

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Great Lawn between Rooney’s and the Ocean Place Resort
100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Awards Ceremony:
9:30 a.m. – Half marathon award ceremony
10:45 a.m. – Full marathon award ceremony


  • There will be NO BAGS permitted to enter the finish venue for both athletes and spectators (this includes race issued clear plastic bags, purses, backpacks, diaper bags, etc.).
  • Post-race, athletes will be able to retrieve their clear, plastic gear bag from the Gear Check area. However, for security reasons, these bags will NOT be permitted within the festival area. Athletes will be able to retrieve what they need from their bags and there will be change tents available for athletes to change their clothes.  The Gear Bag can then be re-checked to be able to move about in the Finish Festival. Anyone leaving the Gear Check area with the clear plastic bag will be directed to the venue exit.
  • Spectators should leave all bags in their vehicles. There will be police security check points at all entrances to the Finish Festival. Any spectator who has a bag will be asked to bring it back to their vehicle before they will be permitted to enter the venue.  Spectators taking the shuttle bus from the start area can take bags on the bus but will NOT be permitted to bring those bags into the Finish Festival.

Courtesy of …

RWJBH 2016