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Sunday, September 15, 2019

NYCRUNS Newport Liberty Half Marathon

Start Time: 8:30AM
Newport, NJ
Newport Green Park
Jersey City, NJ
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THE RACE

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!

THE COURSE

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:

  • 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, 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 kids. Find us on Facebook and come join our group runs !!"

2018 Course Map

THE AMENITIES

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 theteam@nycruns.com 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.

PACKET PICKUP

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.

BIB & SHIRT MAILING

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!

BE 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, VIP only port-a-potties, 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 2020 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.

COST

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 5/30 $65
Through 8/12 $70
Through 9/2 $80
Until Packet Pickup Begins $90.
Race Day & Packet Pickup (if available) $100

RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO

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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

DIRECTIONS

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

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.

POLICIES

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.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com