To Do: The Wild Half Marathon

Beach camping and a free pass to Morey's Piers make this the most fun race of the summer

The Wild Half route will take you underneath this iconic sign. Photo from

Looking for the perfect excuse to spend a day down the shore? Sign up for the Wild Half, an oceanfront half marathon spanning everyone’s favorite shore destination: Wildwood. The 13.1 mile route begins at the Convention Center, continues along the famous boardwalk for 1.5 miles, stretches into North Wildwood along the sea wall, and eventually ends back in the Crest. If you need an incentive to train, consider this: Every runner gets a free day pass to Morey’s Piers, and campsites on the beach allow you to forgo the cost of a hotel room. Just don’t forget to slather on the SPF.

$75, August 28th, Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk.