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About the Seaside Semper Five
5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

Over the past eleven years, the Seaside Semper Five has become a significant fixture in Seaside Park, NJ, and a proud symbol of its community spirit and dedication to the military. This extraordinary event has attracted over 200,000 participants worldwide and raised nearly $500,000 for the Marine Raider Foundation.

In 2016, the event gained national attention when the race was targeted by a terrorist bombing along the race route. Despite this, the race made a triumphant return the following year and has become bigger than ever serving as a symbol of the undeterred spirit of those it honors. Today, it stands as a testament to resilience and unity in the face of adversity.

Its success is not confined to local shores; the race has expanded its footprint globally with concurrent events held at U.S. Embassies and military bases worldwide including Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, Cambodia and this year in Ukraine. This global participation underscores the race’s broad appeal and importance, turning it into a worldwide movement of solidarity and support for military personnel and their families. The growth of the Seaside Semper Five reflects both its profound impact on the local community and its significant role on the international stage, enhancing Seaside Park’s reputation as a town that honors and supports the sacrifices of its service members.

Mark your calendars and join us this year at Seaside Heights to participate or cheer from the boardwalk. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere, partake in a noble cause, and make memories at an event that’s more than just a race—it’s a heartfelt celebration of unity and remembrance. Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to be part of something truly significant—where every step supports a profound mission. Join us and be moved by the spirit of community and patriotism at the Seaside Semper Five!


Celebrated for its spectacular beach and world-famous Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ, is bustling with vibrant energy offering an array of amusements, eateries, and shops. The iconic Beachcomber Restaurant and Bar marks both the start and the finish of the event, providing a perfect backdrop for the Seaside Semper Five, where participants gather amidst the coastal charm and lively Boardwalk atmosphere.


The Seaside Semper Five is not just a local race but a global event that extends its reach beyond New Jersey, connecting with participants across the world. With its races concurrently running at U.S. Embassies and military bases globally, the event celebrates the spirit of patriotism and community in locations as diverse as Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi, and Rwanda. This international dimension not only amplifies its impact but also unites participants from various cultures and regions in a shared mission to support the Marine Raider Foundation, enhancing the global footprint of this philanthropic endeavor.