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Newburyport Half Marathon & Relay

Now in its 8th year, this Massachusetts fall-time classic was voted best overall race and best half marathon on the North Shore!

 

 

1Days 123:Hours 44:Minutes 50Seconds
Oct 21, 2018
09:15 am
202 Merrmac St, Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
racedirector@greenstrideraces.com
1Days 123:Hours 44:Minutes 50Seconds
Oct 21, 2018
09:15 am
202 Merrmac St, Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
racedirector@greenstrideraces.com
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We are excited to bring you the 8th annual Green Stride Newburyport Half Marathon & Relay on October 22nd! Has been voted “Best Half Marathon” in the North Shore as well as the “Best Post-Race Party” by the North Shore Road Race Guide, we plan on keeping our fun, scenic and challenging environment. The post-race party has good food, great beer and some rockin’ bands that will help carry on the tradition of our award-winning post-race parties (pretty cool – we know).  The historic, scenic course and ideal October running conditions in New England are sure to bring a wonderful atmosphere to Newburyport on October 22nd.

The Newburyport Half Marathon is a USATF certified fast course that includes some main roads (yes, we have traffic control), back roads and even a paved rail trail. There ARE a few hills, but no climbs. Please check out the elevation maps to plan accordingly. It is a professionally chip timed race so that your results will be accurate.

 

Newburyport Course Map Measurements

 

TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS

1 – ON MERRIMAC  ST. @ 50 YD. AFTER JEFFERSON ST., AT BEGINNING OF DRIVEWAY #420 (R), 16 FT. AFTER POLE 91 (R)

2 – 33 FT. BEFORE BEGINNING OF BRIDGE LN. (L), 3 FT. AFTER END OF DRIVEWAY #52 SPOFFARD ST. (R),  EVEN WITH GRANITE LAMPPOST IN YARD

3 – 27 FT. BEFORE POLE 23 (L), AT BEGINNING OF 2ND DIRT DRIVEWAY #37 PINE HILL RD. (L)

4 – IN WESTBOUND LANE OF STOREY AVE.,  13 FT. AFTER ROAD COVER IN DIRECT LINE OF RUNNERS’ PATH.

  • CONE ON CENTER LINE OPPOSITE BEGINNING OF STORM DRAIN AT NORTH SIDE OF STOREY AVE. RUNNERS RESTRICTED TO RIGHT SIDE OF STOREY AVE.

5 – @100 YD. BEFORE STOP SIGN AT END OF TURKEY HILL RD. JUST AFTER 2ND LONGFELLOW DR., EVEN WITH BEGINNING OF CEMENT STAIRS TO #84 (R) AND MAILBOX POST #91 (L)

  • RUNNERS RESTRICTED TO RIGHT SIDE OF TURKEY HILL RD.

6 – 32 FT. AFTER MAILBOX POST 413 MIDDLE ST.(L), 26 YD. AFTER POLE 147 (L)

7 – 6 FT. AFTER END OF SHORT CONCRETE WALL OVER BRIDGE (L), 3 FT. AFTER A GUARD RAIL POST

8 – 8.5 FT. BEFORE POLE 54 (L)

  • RUNNERS RESTRICTED TO RIGHT SIDE OF HALE ST. FROM 8.4 TO 9.86 AT TURN ONTO MALCOLM HOYT DR.

9 – ON HALE ST., 2 FT. AFTER SIGNPOST (L) FOR THE LITTLE RIVER NATURE TRAIL, EVEN WITH CURB SEAM 2 FT. AFTER GUARD RAIL (R), 30 YD. AFTER RED FIRE HYDRANT (R)

10 – ON MALCOLM HOYT DR., JUST BEFORE SHARP CURVE TO RIGHT, 60 FT. AFTER POLE 30 (R)

*10.507 AT MALCOLM HOYT / MULLIKEN WAY

*TURNAROUND POINT 10.6734  – JUST AFTER #10 MULLIKEN WAY, 29 FT. AFTER POLE 8 (L)

*10.84 AT MULLIKEN WAY / MALCOLM HOYT

11 – AT BEGINNING OF DRIVEWAY TO #3 MALCOLM HOYT (R), @ 0.1 MILE BEFORE PARKER ST., 28 FT. AFTER POLE 4 (R) ; AT BEGINNING OF DRIVEWAY TO BLUE/GRAY BUILDING (L)

*11.8 AT BEGINNING OF RAIL TRAIL

12 – AFTER HORSE SCULPTURE, AT MIDDLE OF DOUBLE CIRCULAR ROCK GARDEN, 1 FT. AFTER END OF RECTANGULAR GRANITE STEP IN GROUND

13 – 22 FT. AFTER CENTER NET OF TENNIS COURTS, 12 FT. BEFORE BEGINNING OF WOODEN BENCHES (L)

Register early for $65 before prices increase!

Our cash prizes will increase from last year. We will again give cash prices to the top 5 male and female finishers ($1,000 to each first place finisher). We are also adding a cash prize for our masters.

Where and when is pre-registration pick-up?

You will be able to pick up your registration up to one day prior to the race. We will be hosting an off-site pick-up at The Greater Boston Running Company located at 27 Water St in Newburyport from 11am-3pm. If you are unable to make this pick-up time, you may pick up your registration onsite at the event on race day beginning two hours prior to the start. See you then!

Are stroller allowed on the course?

We prefer that strollers be left with your significant other and help cheer you on at the finish line. However, if you are really hoping to run with your little one, we ask that you be VERY cautious and start your race in the back of the crowd

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, furry friends must remain off the course.

If I already registered but cannot run, may I have a refund?

Unfortunetly no refunds. If you register early enough and warn way ahead of time that you are now not able to make the race, we will do our best to accomodate you and give you the best we can.

Can a friend pick up my bib for me?

Yes. But please have your friend print out YOUR confirmation email for us to check.

Where do I park?

The start of the race is approxiamately at 202 Merrimac St on the corner of Kent St. Almost all of the streets off Merrmac St are parking friendly. Please be courteous and respectful to the neighbors living in these neighborhoods and be sure to not block a driveway or too close to a fire hydrant. Please see the attached map to give you a sense of the best places to park. Keep in mind that if you arrive less than an 1.5 hours from the start, it is best to not drive too close to the start line as you may be in traffic.

RED – Merrimac St. DO NOT PARK!!

GREEN – Parking friendly

About

We are excited to bring you the 8th annual Green Stride Newburyport Half Marathon & Relay on October 22nd! Has been voted “Best Half Marathon” in the North Shore as well as the “Best Post-Race Party” by the North Shore Road Race Guide, we plan on keeping our fun, scenic and challenging environment. The post-race party has good food, great beer and some rockin’ bands that will help carry on the tradition of our award-winning post-race parties (pretty cool – we know).  The historic, scenic course and ideal October running conditions in New England are sure to bring a wonderful atmosphere to Newburyport on October 22nd.

Course Description

The Newburyport Half Marathon is a USATF certified fast course that includes some main roads (yes, we have traffic control), back roads and even a paved rail trail. There ARE a few hills, but no climbs. Please check out the elevation maps to plan accordingly. It is a professionally chip timed race so that your results will be accurate.

 

Newburyport Course Map Measurements

 

TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS

1 – ON MERRIMAC  ST. @ 50 YD. AFTER JEFFERSON ST., AT BEGINNING OF DRIVEWAY #420 (R), 16 FT. AFTER POLE 91 (R)

2 – 33 FT. BEFORE BEGINNING OF BRIDGE LN. (L), 3 FT. AFTER END OF DRIVEWAY #52 SPOFFARD ST. (R),  EVEN WITH GRANITE LAMPPOST IN YARD

3 – 27 FT. BEFORE POLE 23 (L), AT BEGINNING OF 2ND DIRT DRIVEWAY #37 PINE HILL RD. (L)

4 – IN WESTBOUND LANE OF STOREY AVE.,  13 FT. AFTER ROAD COVER IN DIRECT LINE OF RUNNERS’ PATH.

  • CONE ON CENTER LINE OPPOSITE BEGINNING OF STORM DRAIN AT NORTH SIDE OF STOREY AVE. RUNNERS RESTRICTED TO RIGHT SIDE OF STOREY AVE.

5 – @100 YD. BEFORE STOP SIGN AT END OF TURKEY HILL RD. JUST AFTER 2ND LONGFELLOW DR., EVEN WITH BEGINNING OF CEMENT STAIRS TO #84 (R) AND MAILBOX POST #91 (L)

  • RUNNERS RESTRICTED TO RIGHT SIDE OF TURKEY HILL RD.

6 – 32 FT. AFTER MAILBOX POST 413 MIDDLE ST.(L), 26 YD. AFTER POLE 147 (L)

7 – 6 FT. AFTER END OF SHORT CONCRETE WALL OVER BRIDGE (L), 3 FT. AFTER A GUARD RAIL POST

8 – 8.5 FT. BEFORE POLE 54 (L)

  • RUNNERS RESTRICTED TO RIGHT SIDE OF HALE ST. FROM 8.4 TO 9.86 AT TURN ONTO MALCOLM HOYT DR.

9 – ON HALE ST., 2 FT. AFTER SIGNPOST (L) FOR THE LITTLE RIVER NATURE TRAIL, EVEN WITH CURB SEAM 2 FT. AFTER GUARD RAIL (R), 30 YD. AFTER RED FIRE HYDRANT (R)

10 – ON MALCOLM HOYT DR., JUST BEFORE SHARP CURVE TO RIGHT, 60 FT. AFTER POLE 30 (R)

*10.507 AT MALCOLM HOYT / MULLIKEN WAY

*TURNAROUND POINT 10.6734  – JUST AFTER #10 MULLIKEN WAY, 29 FT. AFTER POLE 8 (L)

*10.84 AT MULLIKEN WAY / MALCOLM HOYT

11 – AT BEGINNING OF DRIVEWAY TO #3 MALCOLM HOYT (R), @ 0.1 MILE BEFORE PARKER ST., 28 FT. AFTER POLE 4 (R) ; AT BEGINNING OF DRIVEWAY TO BLUE/GRAY BUILDING (L)

*11.8 AT BEGINNING OF RAIL TRAIL

12 – AFTER HORSE SCULPTURE, AT MIDDLE OF DOUBLE CIRCULAR ROCK GARDEN, 1 FT. AFTER END OF RECTANGULAR GRANITE STEP IN GROUND

13 – 22 FT. AFTER CENTER NET OF TENNIS COURTS, 12 FT. BEFORE BEGINNING OF WOODEN BENCHES (L)

Registration

Register early for $65 before prices increase!

Results and Awards

Our cash prizes will increase from last year. We will again give cash prices to the top 5 male and female finishers ($1,000 to each first place finisher). We are also adding a cash prize for our masters.

FAQ's

Where and when is pre-registration pick-up?

Are stroller allowed on the course?

Are dogs allowed?

If I already registered but cannot run, may I have a refund?

Can a friend pick up my bib for me?

Where do I park?

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