Ocean Drive Marathon 2014

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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.

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

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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.

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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..

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

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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.