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Half Marathon, 5 K
Michael's Harborside
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Join thousands of runners and spectators at the North Shore’s 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!

Event Start Location
Michael's Harborside

Course Description
5k: 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!
Half: 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.

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Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pick-up will be held at Michael’s Harborside Restaurant on the morning of the race from 7:30 a.m. to 9 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!

Timing / Results
Electronically timed

Post Race Activities
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, healthy Stonyfield yogurt, energizing Clif Bars, and bananas. As if that weren’t awesome enough, runners 21+ get tasty craft beer from our friends at Ipswich Ale Brewery! The best part? It’s all included with your registration!

Rain or shine

Both the half marathon and 5k start at 9 a.m. at 40 Parker Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, which is 1.3 miles from the packet pick-up/finish location at Michael’s Harborside Restaurant.

THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE START LOCATION (40 PARKER STREET) OR MICHAEL’S HARBORSIDE. ANY CARS PARKED THERE WILL LIKELY BE TOWED. All runners and spectators MUST park in downtown Newburyport and ride the free shuttle to the start location (or jog along the Clipper City Rail Trail). There’s a public parking lot at Waterfront Promenade Park. Street parking is also available throughout downtown.

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Retailers (near this event)
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