No signs of slowing down: Atlantic City Marathon could see 3,500 runners

    Apparently, the Atlantic City Marathon is showing no signs of slowing down after organizers announced more than 3,100 runners had pre-registered by Friday afternoon.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports the Jersey Shore marathon is the third oldest continuously running one in the country as it enters its 53rd year.

    The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, which took over the event in 2009, has been building this year’s event, scheduled for Sunday.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports event organizers are planning for an additional 400 runners to register the day of the race, based on numbers from last year.

    Last year, 2,700 runners participated in the marathon and its other races, an increase from the year before, when the Press of Atlantic City says only 800 people had registered with less than a month and a half before the race.

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