The Wildwoods, NJ – On February 22, Morey’s Piers, the classic shore side amusement park destination located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, NJ, kicks-off a 12-week social media training program designed for runners of all levels to train for the Wild Half Marathon or 8K taking place on May 15, 2016.
The customizable training agendas can be tailored to reach different goals – from completing a first marathon to setting a personal record – with running schedules for beginners, intermediate, and advanced athletes. Available via the Wild Half Marathon and 8K Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thewildhalf), racers are encouraged to “like” the page to receive weekly training posts and updates as well as share personal advice, experiences and milestones with like-minded runners. Posts will include week-long running schedules with specific miles and goals, tips, tricks, motivational quotes, and more.
From now through February 29, 2016, runners who register for the Wild Half Marathon or 8K will receive 20% off race registration using the promo code TRAIN. To register for the Wild Half or events, visit www.wildhalf.com. The price of registration ranges from $100 to $140 depending on the race category and date of registry; prices are scheduled to increase on March 1, 2016.
New this year, the Wild Half Virtual Run offers athletes flexibility to compete in the Wild Half or 8K, wherever and whenever. Virtual runners will receive an official Wild Half race bib, Wild Half t-shirt, and finisher medal for completing a half marathon or 8K distance between their registration date and May 18, 2016. Runners must email first and last name, race location and finish time to [email protected], and share a photo taken while running to the Wild Half Marathon and 8K Facebook page.
The Wildwoods race course will lead runners from ocean views to an action-packed boardwalk. Each registered participant will receive a free unlimited ride wristband to Morey’s Piers for use May 13-15, 2016. Runners can purchase additional ride wristbands for friends and family to enjoy the fun at the special spectator price of $55. The race weekend will also include a 5K race, a Wild Child beach run for kids, sunset beach yoga, an awards ceremony and race after party featuring StellarMojo. For the full list of scheduled activities and events, visit www.wildhalf.com.
For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.
About Morey’s Piers
Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.