Newport Liberty Half Marathon
21st Annual BATS Global Markets Newport Liberty Half Marathon
Sure, half-marathons may not be the shining honor that completing a full marathon may be – they still have their place. As many competitive runners use half-marathons as “warm-ups” for the real deal (such as the NYC Marathon which takes place on Nov. 2nd).
So the 21st Annual BATS Global Markets Newport Liberty Half Marathon over in Jersey City may fit the bill for you. In addition to one of the nicest Hudson River views of the NYC skyline, you will also help support the Jersey City Medical Center, which is the area’s newest regional teaching hospital, and becoming known for top level care for women, infants as well as trauma and heart patients.
Jersey City Half-Marathon, Sunday, September 21, 2014
The race kicks off at 8:30am on Sunday, September 21st over at Newport Town Square, and proceeds 13.1 miles on a USA Track & Field certified course. Sign-in opens as early as 6:45am.
Runners get to enjoy views of Manhattan, Liberty State Park, Statue of Liberty and the expansive Verrazano Bridge. In addition, $3,000 in prize money will be up for grabs.
After the exhausting and sweaty race, the after-party cooldown will include refreshments, DJ music and prize drawings for gift cards and tickets to various events.