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NYCRUNS Newport Liberty Half Marathon

September 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Newport Liberty Half is now an NYCRUNS race and better than ever!

Starting and finishing in downtown Newport, the course will take you on a tour of historic Jersey City and will feature world- class views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the stunning Manhattan Skyline.

If you’ve run this great race before, expect some changes! This year, the race will include exceptional amenities, pace teams, and four different split points. After PRing on the fast, flat course, plan for an epic post-race celebration at Newport Green with plenty of refreshments, music and more! Scroll through to learn more, or visit nycruns.com for more information.


This year, the race starts and finishes at Newport Green Park, just north of the previous location, Newport Town Square. The new course eliminates a lot of the twists and turns in Liberty State park and adds in a tour of Jersey City’s more historic neighborhoods. Fast, flat, and of course – USATF certified.

Also New This Year:

  • Split (timing) points at the 5K, 10K, 15K, and 20K marks
  • Hydration stations no less than every 1.5 miles (Gatorade available at all before mile 12)
  • Pacers provided by the Marlboro Running Club for the following times: 1:25, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 3:00.The Marlboro Running Club is based out of Marlboro township in Central New Jersey. There are currently over 280 members. The Marlboro Running club is for runners on all levels to chat, learn, share, motivate and RUN. We even have supervised group runs for kids.


Bag check and toilets will be provided. 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.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you a few weeks later. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address in the body of the email.


Pre-race pickup will be available in Manhattan and Newport. Pickup in Manhattan will be on Friday and in Newport on Saturday.

Friday, September 13 – Paragon Sports, 867  Broadway – 11AM – 6PM
Saturday, September 14  – Newport Green Park – 10:00AM – 2PM

Race-day packet pickup will be available in the festival area at Newport Green Park, starting at 6:30 AM and ending at 8:15 AM.


PATH: Take the PATH Train to Hoboken Station. If you are traveling on the PATH, please check the schedule here for up-to- date service information.

From Hoboken Path head toward NJ transit tracks following signs for “Light Rail” which will take you toward track 17. Pass the tracks and bear right which takes you outside. Continue past track H4 and turn right onto the promenade. Follow waterfront promenade path around the bend to the left. Turn right into Newport Green Park which is about 200 feet from the end of the walkway.

From Manhattan: Take the Holland Tunnel. Upon exiting in Jersey City, make the first right at the Speedway service station. Make a right onto 18th Street which becomes Washington Boulevard. Proceed south. At Newport Parkway, follow race parking signs.

From New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike Extension (from NJ Turnpike North or South or Rt. 78 East) to Exit 14C. After coming down the ramp, make right at traffic light onto Jersey Avenue. Bear left onto 11th Street Viaduct which becomes Newport Parkway. Pass Newport Centre Mall on right. Make right onto Washington Boulevard. Follow race parking signs.

Parking: The following garages are recommended:

  • Newport North: Enter on 60 Mall Drive East or 561 Washington Blvd
  • Newport South: Enter on 2 Mall Drive East or 479 Rear Washington Blvd

We recommend you enter the garage no later than 7:30 AM to avoid being impacted by street closures.

Parking costs range from $5.00 (2 hours or less) to $25.00 (until 12 AM).

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up-to-date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


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September 15, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm