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Saturday, September 24, 2022

NYCRUNS Newport Liberty Half Marathon

Newport, Jersey City, NJ
Newport Green Park
Jersey City, NJ
The information on this page refers to the 2020 race, which has been rescheduled for September 24, 2022. If you were registered for this race, please check your e-mail for updates. Registration for the 2022 race will open next year. 


The Newport Liberty Half is now an NYCRUNS race and better than ever!

Starting and finishing in downtown Newport, the course will take you on a tour of historic Jersey City and will feature world- class views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the stunning Manhattan Skyline.

After PRing on the fast, flat course, plan for an epic post-race celebration at Newport Green with plenty of refreshments, music and more!


The race starts and finishes at Newport Green Park hard by the Hudson River in Jersey City,  visits Liberty State park, and adds in a tour of Jersey City's more historic neighborhoods. Fast, flat, and of course - USATF certified. Of course we will have:

  • Split (timing) points at the 5K, 10K, 15K, and 20K marks
  • Hydration stations no less than every 1.5 miles (Gatorade available at all before mile 12)
  • Pacers provided by the Marlboro Running Club for the following times: 1:25, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00.The Marlboro Running Club is based out of Marlboro township in Central New Jersey. There are currently over 280 members. The Marlboro Running club is for runners on all levels to chat, learn, share, motivate and RUN. We even have supervised group runs for kid.

Course Map (2019)

Changes may be made to the course between now and race day


Bag check and toilets will be provided. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the clear bag provided by NYCRUNS at Packet Pickup or Bag Check. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post-race spread at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a great short sleeve tech t-shirt. All finishers will receive a medal.  Free finish line photos and video will be available on your results page within a week of the race.


Pre-race pickup will be available in Manhattan and Newport. Pickup in Manhattan will be on Friday and in Newport on Saturday. Exact locations and hours TBD.

Race-day packet pickup will be available in the festival area at Newport Green Park, starting at 6:30 AM and ending at 8:15 AM.


If registering on or before August 14, you can choose to have your bib and shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $25. You must choose this option when registering; shipping to domestic US addresses only.

Bib and shirt mailing is included when you become a VIP!


Upgrade your Newport Liberty Half Marathon experience and become a VIP! In addition to the  standard amenities, VIPs will also enjoy:

  • Entry for yourself and one guest (not another participant) to a private pre and post-race area on race day that includes tables, chairs, and dedicated food and hydration for VIPs and guests only
  • Exclusive VIP-only giveaway
  • Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) – skip the lines at packet pickup!
  • Your name printed on your bib
  • Guaranteed entry into the 2021 Newport Liberty Half Marathon

All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select “VIP” on the registration form. VIP spots are limited, so don’t miss out.


See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Through 6/16 $75
Through 7/20 $85
Through 9/07 $95
Through 9/17 $105
Through 9/20 $120


Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page several days after the event.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female and non-binary finishers as well as the top three male, female and non-binary finishers in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.

Our awards policies are available here.


Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What's this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.


PATH: Take the PATH Train to Hoboken Station. If you are traveling on the PATH, please check the schedule here for up-to- date service information.

From Hoboken Path head toward NJ transit tracks following signs for “Light Rail” which will take you toward track 17. Pass the tracks and bear right which takes you outside. Continue past track H4 and turn right onto the promenade. Follow waterfront promenade path around the bend to the left. Turn right into Newport Green Park which is about 200 feet from the end of the walkway.

From Manhattan: Take the Holland Tunnel. Upon exiting in Jersey City, make the first right at the Speedway service station. Make a right onto 18th Street which becomes Washington Boulevard. Proceed south. At Newport Parkway, follow race parking signs.

From New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike Extension (from NJ Turnpike North or South or Rt. 78 East) to Exit 14C. After coming down the ramp, make right at traffic light onto Jersey Avenue. Bear left onto 11th Street Viaduct which becomes Newport Parkway. Pass Newport Centre Mall on right. Make right onto Washington Boulevard. Follow race parking signs.

Parking: The following garages are recommended:

  • Newport North: Enter on 60 Mall Drive East or 561 Washington Blvd
  • Newport South: Enter on 2 Mall Drive East or 479 Rear Washington Blvd

We recommend you enter the garage no later than 7:30 AM to avoid being impacted by street closures.

Parking costs range from $5.00 (2 hours or less) to $25.00 (until 12 AM).

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up-to-date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.

As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.

Race Contact

The information on this page refers to the 2020 race, which has been rescheduled for September 24, 2022. If you were registered for this race, please check your e-mail for updates. Registration for the 2022 race will open next year.