Course & Certification

The 5k & Half-Marathon courses are certified by the USATF. Course numbers are NY04043AM for the 5k and NY04042AM for the Half Marathon. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record or to be nationally ranked. Furthermore, running a race on a certified course allows you to accurately compare your time to performance runs on other certified courses because you can be sure the distances were exactly the same. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate. Not only does this enable accurate timing, but also allows us to quickly post results on race day.

Download a course map.  View the layout of the Park map (GIF Image, 200k) to find registration, parking, family fun zone, and more.


There are 13 water tables throughout the Arc Race course. Each table is staffed by generous community volunteers who distribute water and sports drink to thirsty participants! If you or your group would like to volunteer to help at a water station, please fill out our Volunteer Form! Plenty of water, snacks, and other refreshments are available near the finish line and throughout the park.


Arc Race has a variety of emergency medical personnel, police and ambulances posted throughout Long Branch Park and the various courses for the duration of the race. In addition, there is a First Aid tent near the start and finish lines. Observers throughout the course, including lead and trail bikers also help to ensure the safety of all participants.  You may also dial 911 at any time during the event for emergency assistance.