The Beauty and The Beach Run™ is held at Pier Village, a vibrant and trendy seaside community located on the New Jersey shore.  Pier Village boasts beachfront restaurants, chic boutiques, swanky beach clubs, roof top pools, resorts and boutique hotels with spas, and a boardwalk that captures the essence of the Jersey Shore.

The Beauty and The Beach Run™ is traditionally a 5-mile race for women, designed by women, offering beautiful scenic views of the beach as runners and walkers compete for medals and awards in several age categories.  New this year, we have added two additional options; a 5K run and a 5K walk.  The race benefits Aslan Youth Ministries, a non-profit organization founded in 1975 and headquartered in Red Bank, NJ.

Run or Walk? You have the option to run 5 miles, run 5K or walk 5K.

The race hub is located at Ocean Place Resort & Spa, which is located in Peir Village in Long Branch, New Jersey.  The race and features many amenities such as racing along the boardwalk with beautiful views of the ocean, as well as a healthy breakfast, an Expo for those who want to shop before and after the race, celebrity emcees, and entertainment and music.   We welcome runners and walkers as well as corporate teams, running clubs, school teams and fun-run groups.  Registered participants receive a long-sleeve running shirt, commemorative medal, a swag bag full of goodies and coupons from Expo vendors, and more importantly an official time.

The course for the Beauty and the Beach Run has an official USA Track & Field Measurement Certificate. Click here for course map & route.

Who benefits?

Proceeds from the race benefit Aslan Youth Ministries is an organization dedicated to helping children, one child at a time. Aslan is a non-profit organization headquartered in Red Bank, NJ serving urban youth and their families in Monmouth County.  Aslan was founded in 1975 to work with Camp Shiloh, an organization serving disadvantaged children in 11 areas in and around New York City.  Now independent and serving over 500 children and families each year.  Aslan has grown to serve not only children in Monmouth County, but is now serving families abroad in Haiti.

Over 500 adults regularly volunteer their time and talents to serve as mentors, tutors, youth class teachers, board members, coaches, office helpers, bus drivers, and fundraisers, and provide valuable in-kind services in areas such as computer consulting, and pro-bono legal assistance.

In 1996, Aslan established services and programs in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, West Indies.  There Aslan provides clean water, food, educational programs, emergency services as well as operating a medical clinic.  Notably, teens and groups from America travel to Haiti each summer to run summer day camps for Aslan’s children in Haiti.