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Saturday, November 7, 2020

NYCRUNS Trenton Half Marathon  

Start Time: 8:00 AM
Trenton, NJ
New Jersey Statehouse
Trenton, NJ


New For 2020! Join NYCRUNS and thousands of runners for the inaugural NYCRUNS Trenton Half Marathon. Hard by the Delaware River, historic Trenton, NJ is the capital of New Jersey and formerly the capital of the U.S.A. If you're counting, this is NYCRUNS 2nd race in New Jersey and much like our Newport Half Marathon in September, you can expect nothing less than the best.


While not finalized, the course starts and finishes in front of the New Jersey State House, shows off historic Trenton, crosses the Delaware via two different bridges, and even encompasses a bit of Pennsylvania. This course will be USATF certified. Other amenities include.

  • Split (timing) points at the 5K, 10K, 15K, and 20K marks
  • Hydration stations and restrooms no less than every 1.5 miles (Gatorade available at all before mile 12)
  • Medical support throughout the course


Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS at Packet Pickup or Bag Check. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.

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 Trenton. Pickup in Manhattan will be on Thursday and in Trenton on Friday. Exact locations and hours TBD.

Race-day packet pickup will be available near the start.


If registering on or before October 5th, you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $20. You must choose this option when registering; shipping to domestic US addresses only.


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!

One Week Only - Through 1/14! $65
Through 7/21 $75
Through 9/21 $80
Through 10/26 $90
Through 11/4 $100
Packet Pickup  - Race Day $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 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 Lincoln Tunnel. Upon exiting into New Jersey take 495 West to the NJ Turnpike South. Take Exit 7A toward Trenton. Merge onto I-195 West to Route 29 North. Exit onto Calhoun Street to West State Street. Follow signs for the NJ State House.

From Philadelphia: Take I-95 North via the Delaware Expressway towards Trenton. Take 295 East/1 North to 29 North. Exit onto Calhoun Street to West State Street. Follow signs for the NJ State House.

From Atlantic City: Take the Atlantic City Expressway West to I-295 North to 29 North. Exit onto Calhoun Street to West State Street. Follow signs for the NJ State House.


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.

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