Morey’s Piers Readies Runners for The Wild Half Marathon with 12-week Social Training Program

February 10, 2014

Starting February 21, Morey’s Piers, the classic shore side amusement park destination located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, NJ, invites runners of The Wild Half to train together with a customized 12-week social media training program. The 13.1 mile half marathon and 8K race along the Wildwoods coastline will be held on May 18, 2014.  

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.

Now through February 28, 2014, Morey’s Piers is offering $10 off race registration by using the promotion code TRAIN.  To sign-up for The Wild Half or 8K, visit www.runwildwoods.com. Registration is $85 for the half marathon and $45 for the 8K; prices scheduled to increase on March 1, 2014. 

The Wild Half’s scenic Wildwoods course will lead runners from ocean views to an action-packed boardwalk.  Several fun-filled activities are scheduled during the race weekend, including: a finish line festival featuring live music and food; a Health & Fitness Expo at the Wildwoods Convention Center; Kids Fun Run; Vinyasa Yoga on the beach; and a “Piers & Pasta” dinner at Joe’s Fish Co. In addition, each registered participant will receive a free unlimited ride wristband to Morey’s Piers for use on both May 17 and 18, 2014. Runners can purchase additional ride wristbands for friends and family to enjoy the fun at the special spectator price of $39. For a full list of family activities for the weekend, visit: http://runwildwoods.com/wildhalf/weekend-family-activities-schedule/

The Wild Half Marathon’s “Go Wild for Charity” program enables athletes to support and raise money for their favorite charitable organizations.  Official charity partners of the 2014 Wild Half include ALS Chapter of Greater Philadelphia, a leading non-profit organization in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease; Lunch with Lynch, which supports learning experiences for the children of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School and all the schools in the Wildwoods; and JDRF South Jersey, funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. For more information on how to race with one these charity teams, visit www.runwildwoods.com.

Follow the Wild Half Marathon and 8K on Facebook for up to day race information, training tips, blogs and more.  For more information on Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, please 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 third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, 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 waterparks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey 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 Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark 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.

 

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