AmeriHealth New Jersey Named Title Sponsor of Atlantic City Marathon Race Series

Atlantic City, NJ - March 21, 2014 - The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series organizers today announced that AmeriHealth New Jersey will be the title sponsor of Atlantic City’s April Fools Half Marathon on April 6, 2014, as well as the 2014 Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon on October 19, 2014.

The new sponsorship means a new name for several of the Race Series events. The Atlantic City Marathon, which is the third oldest continuing marathon in the United States, and a Certified Boston Qualifier, will be known as the AmeriHealth New Jersey Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon. The 5K and 10K on Saturday will continue to be known as the Shore Medical Center 10K & 5K. The AmeriHealth New Jersey April Fools Half Marathon and Shore Medical Center 11K & 7K are expected to sell out this year for the first time since the races inception in 2012.

The 2014 AmeriHealth New Jersey April Fools Half Marathon Race Weekend will see over 3,000 runners from the local, regional and National community come together to run the ocean front course along the Atlantic City Boardwalk and Atlantic Ave. of Ventnor, Margate and Longport showing off what the Atlantic City area has to offer visitors.

“We are ecstatic to have AmeriHealth New Jersey, a leader in New Jersey’s health insurance industry, sign on as a title sponsor for our most popular race distances,” said Steven J. Brog, Esquire, and Committee Chair of Atlantic City Marathon Race Series.

“At AmeriHealth New Jersey we are committed to enabling the people of New Jersey to improve their health and well-being while helping them gain access to affordable, quality care,” said Judith L Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth New Jersey. “We are proud to support the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series, and congratulate all of the runners. Whether this is your first race, or your annual tradition, we commend you on your dedication to being active.”

For more information on the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series events visit acmarathon.org.

About the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series: The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series is a division of the Milton and Betty Katz JCC, a non-profit organization based in Margate, New Jersey. The Race Series is dedicated to supporting the local community charitable works as well as the Milton and Betty Katz Early Childhood Scholarship Programs. Working in conjunction with National charitable organizations, it is the goal of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series to support organizations that fundraise through road racing events. For each participant, the Race Series strives to offer events that allow participants of all skill levels to participate and accomplish their personal goals. The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series provides sponsors and the local community highly effective exposure throughout the year to help maximize their presence and support the community.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey 
AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and provides access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit www.amerihealthnj.com.

* Based on analysis done through an independent source.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454
Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com