The 2016 Newport Liberty Half Marathon is happening this Sunday September 18th along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City. Registration numbers keep climbing (upwards of 3,000!) and this year’s race will be the biggest one yet!
Runners will receive long sleeve t-shirts and finisher medals, not to mention the $3,000 in prize money that’s up for grabs. Beer and snacks from NJ Beer Co. and Cosi in Newport are waiting for participants at the finish line.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Racers take their mark at 8:30 a.m. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m.
Newport Town Square
100 Town Square Place
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Jersey City’s popular half marathon championship marks its 23rd year! Recreational and elite runners from around the country can compete for $3,000 in prize money on a USA Track & Field-certified course that interweaves with the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway from Newport to Liberty State Park.
The open-air race has been called the most beautiful course in the Tri-State area with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge.
Winnings and records will be awarded immediately after, during the Post-Race Party with refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings for gift cards and event tickets. All runners will receive finisher medals.
Social Cause: Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional teaching hospital, proving the highest level of care for women, infants, and trauma and heart patients.
Sponsors: Local sponsors include New Jersey Beer Co., Cosi and Newport Swim and Fitness.
Registration: $50 prior to event; $55 on September 18th.