Family Events
Fun activities for all ages


• 8:00 am – 9:00 a.m.  Kids check-in
• 8:00 am – 10:15 a.m. 5K check-in
• 9:00 am – (50 yard dash) Kids Fun Run Ages 2-4
• 9:15 am – (.25 mile) Kids Fun Run Ages 5-6
• 9:30 am – (.5 mile) Kids Fun Run Ages 7-8
• 9:45 am – (1.2 mile) Kids Fun Run Ages 8+
• 10:30 am – 5K start
• 12:00 pm – Festival close

RWJBarnabas Health Kids and Family Festival

The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon and RWJ Barnabas Health have created a special morning full of fun family events for all ages and abilities. All Kids Run participants will receive a medal and both 5K and Kids Run will receive a commemorative T-shirt. In addition to the races, families can enjoy a full morning of fun. We will have an activity to fit any interest and invite you to bring the entire family along!

The fun starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 on the Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade in Long Branch, just a few yards north of Pier Village between the Ocean Place Resort and Spa and Rooney’s Crab House and lasts ’til noon.

There will be different race distances for all ages ranging from .25-mile all the way to our 1.2 mile. The price per entry for the kids races is $15. Please see the schedule of events below for age breakdowns.

Kids Move the New Jersey Marathon

We have also partnered with Novo Nordisk and their Get our Youth Moving Marathon (GYMM) program to provide a locally managed initiative encouraging children of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of exercise. Children in grades 1 through 5 will accumulate a total of 25 miles (on foot, in a wheelchair or however they are best able to move) during a 7-week period and will run/move the final 1.2 miles on race day to achieve the full marathon distance. This program is currently funded by New Jersey Road Runners Youth Foundation and offered to students in Long Branch, Oceanport and Monmouth Beach public schools.

Questions? Please email