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Harborside Half Marathon

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The 4th Annual Harborside Half Marathon & 5k is returning to Newburyport, MA on Sunday, November 10, 2019 for another day of beautiful fall running! Join thousands of runners and spectators at the North Shores most scenic road race, where you celebrate your finish with an after-party featuring refreshing Ipswich Ale craft beer, bone-warming soup, Stonyfield yogurt, and more!

How to enter the Harborside Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $89
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  2. 5k run

    Run 5km
    $45
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Harborside Half Marathon routes

Half Marathon

The Harborside Half marathon course offers runners a beautiful lollipop loop course with scenic views of rural fields, salt marshes, and nature preserves! The race starts at an industrial park in Newburyport (40 Parker Street) with the first mile on flat, wide, and easy roads through the park before heading out onto some of the prettiest roads in the area.

From Mile 4 to Mile 6, you’ll run by a very large nature preserve called the Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area. You’ll then run through a small section of Newbury, past the ivy-covered buildings of The Governor’s Academy at Mile 7 before heading over the gorgeous Parker River Bridge and through the salt marsh.

Miles 9 to 12 will repeat Miles 1 to 3 and then you’ll venture down the Clipper City Rail Trail, a 1.3-mile paved running path through lush forests, all the way back to the finish at Michael’s Harborside, where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the mighty Merrimack River and an awesome after-party (details below)!

Course Hills: This is a relatively easy course. The highest elevation is only 64 feet. There are no major hills and most hills are simply rollers that come and go quite easily.

There will be five water stops on the course, two of which will also have Gatorade and one will have energy gel: Mile 2.5, 4.5, 6.7, 9.7, & 12. We know that sometimes nature calls at the when it’s least convenient, that’s why we’ve put portable toilets near the Mile 12 water stop.

The course is USATF Certified.

5k

The Harborside 5k starts and finishes at the same time and locations as the half marathon. It offers runners a beautiful loop course along the scenic Clipper City Rail Trail, a paved running path with views of rural fields and forests! The race starts at an industrial park in Newburyport (40 Parker Street) with the first mile on flat, wide, and easy roads through the park before heading out onto the trail. The finish is at Michael’s Harborside Restaurant, where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the mighty Merrimack River and an awesome after-party (details below)!

Course Hills: This is a relatively easy course. The highest elevation is only 64 feet. There are no major hills and most are simply inclines that come and go quite easily.

Event Details

What’s Included
COMMEMORATIVE RACE TEE

Half marathoners get a very cool 1/4 zip long-sleeve wicking race tee and 5k runners get a long-sleeve wicking tee!


FREE FOOD

You read that right! You get free soup from Michael’s Harborside, Stonyfield yogurt, Clif Bars, and bananas after the race!


FINISHER'S MEDAL

Half marathoners also get a Harborside Half commemorative medal!


CRAFT BEER

As if all that wasn’t enough, runners 21+ get treated to a post-race party including two craft-brewed beers!

THE AFTER-PARTY

Not only do you get a wonderful day of amazingly scenic running, but you’re also treated to an after-party at Michael’s Harborside Restaurant in downtown Newburyport, featuring panaoramic views of the Merrimack River, FREE bone-warming soup or award-winning chowda, healthy granola, and bananas. As if that weren’t awesome enough, runners 21+ get 2 tasty craft beers from our friends at Ipswich Ale Brewery! The best part? It’s all included with your registration!
Raceday Logistics
PACKET PICK-UP
Packet pick-up will be held at Michael’s Harborside Restaurant on the morning of the race from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. where you’ll receive your bib and commemorative race tee! Half marathoners will get their medals at the Finish, as always. Shirts won’t be mailed out after the event if you don’t pick yours up, so don’t oversleep!


FAQs
BAG DROP
You can leave your bag at the finish or take it on the bus with you and leave in the UHaul truck at the start. The finish bag drop is self-serve and located in the parking lot of Michael’s Harborside. Bags must be picked up by 12:30 p.m. Clothes left in the tent after the race will be donated to charity. Loco Races is not liable for any losses or theft that may occur. Clothes left at the start will also be brought back to the finish area.

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Harborside Half Marathon weather forecast

Possible drizzle throughout the day.

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