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.
If you've run this great race before, expect some changes! This year, the race will include exceptional amenities, increased course support, and four different split points. After PRing on the fast, flat course, plan for an epic post-race celebration at Newport Green with plenty of refreshments, music and more!
This year, the race starts and finishes at Newport Green Park, just north of the previous location, Newport Town Square. Due to construction, the course is currently being revised. While the exact course has not been finalized, last year's course map is a reasonable approximation, though we expect to markedly simplify the route within Liberty State Park. Course improvements this year also include:
Bag check and toilets will be provided. 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.
*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you a few weeks later. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address in the body of the email.
Pre-race pickup will be available in Manhattan and Newport. Pickup in Manhattan will be on Friday and in Newport on Saturday. Exact times and locations are 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:
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!
|Until Packet Pickup Begins||$90.|
|Race Day & Packet Pickup (if available)||$100|
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 and female finishers as well as the top three male and female 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.
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: Garage is located at 561 Washington Blvd.
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.