Now in its 9th year, this Massachusetts fall-time classic was voted best overall race and best half marathon on the North Shore!
We are excited to bring you the 8th annual Green Stride Newburyport Half Marathon & Relay on October 21st! 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 21st.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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