Ocean City and nearby Reboboth Beach are among the most popular vacation areas on the east coast: 10,000 residents but 10 million annual visitors! Folks from nearby metro areas flock there in the summer for the miles of long beaches and family-friendly atmosphere. The highlights of running in Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach are the beaches, which stretch for miles and feature firm sand close to the water. Each area has a boardwalk that makes for a fun run, and pleasant side streets with little traffic and typical summer beach homes.
The best places to run in Rehoboth Beach are the Boardwalk and 10 miles of beach, and some pretty residential side streets. Just north, there’s terrific running in Cape Henlopin State Park, which has several miles of beach and multi-use paths around dune, pine forest, and salt marsh. Bethany Beach, between Rehoboth & Ocean City, has a good boardwalk & beach, and trails at Fresh Pond & Holts Landing. In Ocean City, in addition to the miles of beach and boardwalk, we love running along St. Martins Neck Rd.. and in Northside Park. About 10 miles south of Ocean City, we recommend Assateague Island National Seashore, which has 4 miles of paved trails and miles of gorgeous, runnable beach. South of there (50 miles by car!), Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge has several gorgeous trail loops around marshes and through pine forests.