The Wildwoods are Open for Business
Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 7:35pm
Billboards and Television spots for the Wildwoods this spring in the New York Metro Area markets will let vacationers know that the Wildwoods are open for business – and are planning once again an event-filled summer of fun in the sun.
The Wildwoods “Think Summer & Join Us!” Campaign is designed to bring vacationers to New Jersey and keep the Wildwoods top of mind as potential visitors make their summer plans. Messaging on billboards and in television commercials lets vacationers know that the Wildwoods’ expansive award-winning FREE beaches and exciting two-mile boardwalk – virtually unscathed by Superstorm Sandy – are “open for business”, and this summer promises to be as action-packed and fun-filled as ever.
“We are pleased to report that the Wildwoods were virtually unaffected by Superstorm Sandy – and we’re very grateful for that,” said John Siciliano, executive director of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority. “Our hearts go out to the areas that were affected, but we have to get the message out that a good portion of the Jersey Shore will be open and we hope vacationers will support New Jersey’s tourism economy. It is with gratitude that we are promoting our plans for another fantastic summer, and our attractions, businesses, free beaches and boardwalk will be fully operational to allow our wonderful visitors to enjoy a great vacation,” he added.
The television commercial starts airing March 1 in the New York Metro Area and can viewed via this link: http://signatureteam.com/staging/wildwoods/2013-02-26/.
Vacationers don’t have to wait until the summer to enjoy the Wildwoods. With many exciting spring events commencing in early March and continuing right up until Memorial Day, the vacationing season starts earlier every year in the Wildwoods. The complete events schedule can be viewed at http://wildwoodsnj.com/calendar.cfm.
The Ocean Drive Run Club presents the 15th Annual Ocean Drive Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo. The Health & Fitness Expo takes place on Saturday, March 23 and the Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 24.
The Health & Fitness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, March 23. Runners competing in Sunday’s marathon, as well as health and fitness-minded public, will have the opportunity to explore and purchase the latest in running gear, accessories and reading materials. The Expo will offer a day of wellness, with pro-active health related activities and screenings, as well as information on the benefits of diet and exercise. The Expo is FREE to attend and is open to the public.
Following the Health & Fitness Expo, the traditional "Carb-Load Pasta Dinner" will be held at Adam's Restaurant from 5 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Adam’s Restaurant, inside the Montego Bay Resort, is located on the Wildwoods Boardwalk at 18th Street in North Wildwood. Tickets for the pasta dinner are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Expo.
The Ocean Drive Marathon on Sunday, March 24 starts at 9 a.m. will remain open for 5 ½ hours until 2:30 p.m. The Marathon is a qualifying course through the scenic island barriers of Cape May County and runners will be eligible for awards. The event is also set to include the following runs: the Ocean Drive 10-Miler; Ocean Drive 5K; and the non-competitive Ocean Drive 1.5-Mile Fun Run.
Runners participating in the Ocean Drive Marathon or any of the additional Ocean Drive runs are asked to check-in and pick up their race number, shirt and packet starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Health & Fitness Expo in the Wildwoods Convention Center. This is the final opportunity to register for the Marathon and 10-Miler events; registration will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Race-day registration will be available on Sunday, March 24 for the Ocean Drive 5K and 1.5-Mile Fun Run only.
For additional information about the Health and Fitness Expo and the Ocean Drive Marathon, please call 609-523-0880 or visit www.odmarathon.com.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.