“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: