“Best Pick Marathon” for September-River View Observer
Â Newport Town Square- 100 Town Square Place Jersey City, NJ 07310
Sunday, September 22, 2013- 8:30 a.m.
Jersey Cityâ€™s popular half marathon championship marks its 20th 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 Hudson River Waterfront Walkway from Newport to Liberty State Park. The open-air race, sponsored this year by DirectEdge, has been called the most beautiful course in the Tri-State area, complete with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Verrazano Bridge.
Thousands will be on hand to Â cheer them on from the sidelines. To date, over 2,400 participants have signed up, already outpacing last yearâ€™s numbers. Entered in this years race are a fewÂ noteworthy participants:
- Cheyenne Ogletree of Garfield, NJ, last yearâ€™s female winner
- Mark Washburne, a college history professor with an impressive passion for running and amazing perseverance. Markâ€™sÂ run EVERY DAY since December 31, 1989!Â Thatâ€™s over 8,300 straight days!
- Antje Hennings of Demarest, NJ, one of the top 60+ female runners in the US
- Ed Neighbour, the president of USA Track and Field NJ
Â 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.
Social Cause:Â Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center, the areaâ€™s newest regional teaching hospital, proving the highest level of care for women, infants, and trauma and heart patients.
Â Â Â Â Â For registration details visit www.newporthalfmarathon.com or call 201-665-4005