Ocean Drive Marathon 2014

Cape May, NJ -  The fog Sunday morning was as thick as it gets in Cape May.  Despite the fog and light rain, a couple of hundred serious runners warmed up on Beach Avenue in Cape May, waiting for the start of the annual Ocean Drive Marathon.

Thanks to the haze along the beachfront, the background faded away as the runners lined up at the starting line.

Then they were off – racing 26 miles on a course following Cape May’s Beach Avenue  then Ocean Drive into Wildwood and finally ending the day in Sea Isle City.

The runners would cross four drawbridges, run the length of Wildwood’s Boardwalk, then race through Stone Harbor and Avalon before finishing the marathon on Sea Isle City’s Promenade..

For those with a little less endurance, marathon organizers created a ten mile run, ending in North Wildwood.

This was the 16th annual Ocean Drive Marathon. It’s held every March, rain or shine.

The event drew not only a large number of runners to Cape May and Wildwood, but also their faithful cheer leaders, there to support their favorite runners.


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Jane Kashlak is a journalist, a gardener and a Cape Island resident. She's also Cape May Times' photographer. She founded Cape May Times after a long and lively career in TV news.