Trail of Two Cities 5K

Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. Saturday Nov. 2, 2024
5 kilometers (3.1 miles)

This popular 5K race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars.

REGISTRATION - Opens Feb 1st

  • Online registration:
  • Race-day registration: 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (945 Haven Avenue, Ocean City). Same hours for day-of packet pickup
  • Registration fees: $25 through 4 p.m. Oct. 30, 2024. In-person registration ($30) only at the Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City) Oct 31st or Nov 1st at pre-packet pick up. Nov 2nd, Race-day registration is $35. Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • Advance packet pickup: 12noon - 6 p.m. Friday, Nov 1st at the Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center (1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City)


The race start is at the Transportation Center in Ocean City at 9th Street and Haven Avenue. Buses will be available at the finish line at John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point to transport runners to the start before the race. The last bus to the starting line in Ocean City from Kennedy Park will leave at 7:30 a.m. Buses will also be available to transport runners back to Ocean City at the conclusion of the race. The awards ceremony will be held at JFK Park in Somers Point after all participants have completed the course.

  • Course map: Click here for map of race route
  • Beneficiaries: All proceeds benefit Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and Programs, and the Somers Point Education Foundation. 


  • Overall: Top Male, Female & Non-Binary finishers
  • Age group: Top three in the following age groups: 8-and-under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-and-over.



JOIN THE FUN AS A RACE VOLUNTEER! Please complete this volunteer form if you can help out in any way.