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New Bedford Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About New Bedford Half Marathon

The New Bedford Half Marathon Race Committee, Inc. became the host and organizers of the annual race following a one year mentorship by the event creators and the 2009 New Bedford Half Marathon.
We are a 100 % volunteer, non-profit, community focused organization in support of both the charitable endeavors of our Parent Organization the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of New Bedford, Massachusetts and other charitable intentions as recommended by our board.

Our Race Committee is a proud and diverse cross section of the community from within the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, to previous race committee staff, to passionate volunteers who yearn to see this proud running tradition continue here in New Bedford. Each year we welcome people to join our volunteer effort.

The Annual New Bedford Half Marathon continues its proud tradition as a 100% volunteer, Non-Profit organization. Through our inspiring relationship with the our hosts, The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, we have been able to expand our charitable footprint here in New Bedford and have made an impact farther afield as well.

Your support through participation, volunteerism and sponsorship, allow us to maintain this world class event here in New Bedford!

Distances

New Bedford Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Seven on-course water stations (8th water stop at the finish). All with cell phone hook ups to emergency services.

Timing

Timed by Yankee Timing Company. Now using B-Tag timing for more accuracy and more comfort! Start and Finish Timing.

New Bedford Half Marathon Route Map

New Bedford Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

New Bedford Fire Department

New Bedford,us

Highlights

Blustery, windy and cold conditions are often in the air at the annual early springtime running of the New Bedford Half Marathon.

The race takes runners on a tour of this town that overlooks Buzzards Bay in the southern part of the state, not far from Cape Cod, and features both the natural beauty of New Bedford Harbor and Clarks Cove as well as the architectural beauty of the neighborhoods and city streets through which runners make their way through the race.

Overview

The course itself – which is a single loop that’s fast and made up entirely of paved city streets – offers a number of hills, with the two most significant hills around miles 3 and 12.

From the starting and finish line on Purchase Street, the race’s first few miles feature views of the New Bedford Harbor waterfront, and then the course turns westward back into the city, past sights such as Buttonwood Park and the city’s Whaling National Historic Park, which commemorates New Bedford’s importance as “the whaling city” during the 19th century.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.