Annual Family Festival and Kids Races during NJ Marathon Weekend - Barnabas Health

The fun-filled morning of activities for all ages and abilities will feature kids races, clowns, face painting, carnival games, a bounce house, crafts, Zumba for kids, entertainment by Mr. Scott the Music Man, The Fun Bus, awards, medals, refreshments and more. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate boards to cheer on runners in Sunday's marathon courtesy of The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

The fun begins at 9 a.m., and the schedule of events includes:

  • 9 a.m – noon: Barnabas Health Family Festival (carnival games, crafts, refreshments, races and prizes, face painting and a DJ)
  • 9 a.m. – noon: "Fun Bus" Fitness Fun on Wheels for ages 2-8
  • 9:15 a.m.: Kids Race: Ages 2-3 and age 4 (.25-mile out and back)
  • 9:25 a.m.: Kids Fun Run: Ages 5-6 (.5-mile out and back)
  • 9:45 a.m.: Kids Fun Run: Ages 7-8 (.5-mile out and back)
  • 10 a.m.: Kids Move the New Jersey Marathon 1.2-mile run: Ages 9 and under, and ages 10 and older
  • 11 a.m. – noon: Mr. Scott the Music Man Show

The New Jersey Marathon is a three-day celebration of health and wellness held April 24-26. The signature races are held Sunday, April 27. The weekend includes the New Jersey Health & Fitness Expo, the NJ Marathon and Half Marathon, the Shaping NJ 5K, and other family-friendly events.

For registration or other information, visit

Great Lawn at Pier Village

Beachfront North

Long Branch, NJ 7740

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