As the leaves begin to turn and the temperature drops, distance season begins to heat up.
This Sunday marks one of our favorite races of the year…The T-Mobile Newport Half Marathon is a flat, fast course that brings out some the best talent in the state for a perfect late-summer half.
This event also boasts some of the prettiest views you will ever see on a race course. Meandering through the Jersey City waterfront, the course makes it’s way through the iconic Liberty State Park where runners can see picturesque views of Ellis Island, the NYC skyline and Lady Liberty.
For many, it serves as the perfect tune-up run for a fall marathon, but we believe it’s a can’t-miss race on it’s own. We spoke with co-race director Robert Barwick, who shared his thoughts with us.“The reason that folks should run the race is because the flat course allows for PR’s amongst an urban setting in NJ. I am not aware of too many halfs that take place in urban settings in NJ. They are simply not done because of logistical reasons. However, our course is set to run on the streets AND in Liberty State Park and continues its great tradition with views of the NYC Skyline”.
New for ’15 are finisher medals to go along with the traditional long sleeve t-shirts. This year, there will also be a ton of random prizes given out after the awards ceremony. Race organizers are ecstatic to have T-Mobile as the title sponsor for this year’s event, which promises to be another great one.
We hope to see you there as you can still register for this unforgettable race.