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Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

Runners will make their way through this historic coastal Massachusetts town less than an hour’s drive from Boston at the annual Newburyport River Run Half Marathon & 5K, a USATF-certified half that also features the 5K distance.

Settled in 1635, Newburyport was home to former president John Quincy Adams and claims actors, authors, abolitionists, former Senators, polar explorers and even a signer of the Declaration of Independence among its residents at one time or another during the past four centuries.

Famous for its coastal marshes and its riverfront streets, the town of roughly 20,000 also is the place where the first “Tea Party” rebellion against the British tea tax took place.


Age Limit

12 and up for 5k. 16 and up for 13.1.

Maximum Time

The following are time limits that participants have to complete their events: The race time limit is 4 hours. 13.1 and 5k events will both start at 9:15 am. Runners need to return to the finish line by 1:15 pm.


Newburyport neighborhoods that surround the event have plenty of on street parking. Nearby streets that are adjacent to Merrimac Street are Kent, Broad, Tyng and Oakland. You cannot park on Dove, Carter and Warren. You will not be able to park on Merrimac Street during the run. Downtown Newburyport has a few lots available and is approximately a half mile from the event. This cost is .50/hour unless you find parking on the street. See above for local lots.

Newburyport River Run Half Marathon Route Map

Newburyport River Run Half Marathon Route Map


Cashman Park

43-55 Sally Snyder Way, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA




Want to run one of the most scenic and flat courses in Newburyport? Choose to run the Newburyport half marathon this year. This race starts and ends a few blocks from historic downtown Newburyport. The course travels along scenic Water Street which offers great views of the Merrimac River. Take a right on Bromfield St. and a left on High St. You will then take a right on Summer St. and then a quick left on Washington St. The last half mile of the race takes you down the rail trail, past the Newburyport Harbor and into Cashman Park, where you will be greeted by family, friends and the great sounds and energy at the Finish Line Festival. It’s a race that can’t be missed! The race will start on Merrimac St at the bottom of Oakland St. in Newburyport, MA. The Finish will be at Cashman Park in Newburyport. The after party festivities will take place at Cashman Park.


13.1 km

Start at the bottom of Oakland Street near the North End Boat Club on Merrimac St. Follow Merrimac St. along the Merrimac River until you reach Rolf’s Lane. Take a right on Rolf’s Lane, travel to the end and cross over High St. on to Hanover St. Follow Hanover St. until it splits and stay to your left onto Green St. Follow Green St and at the next intersection take a right onto Hay St. Follow Hay St. until you see Newman Rd. on your left. Turn Left on Newman Rd. and follow through the marsh until you get to your next intersection. At the end of Newman Rd. take a right onto High Rd. Cross over the Parker River and pass the River Front Marina and then take a right on Old Rowley Road. Turn back around after .4 miles and come back to High Road. Cross over High Road to Newbury Neck Road. Bare left and stay on Newbury Neck Road and enter back on to High Road. Travel down High Road back into Newburyport and take a right on Summer Street then a left on Washington and then a quick right onto the Rail Trail. Stay on the Rail Trail until you get to the water then take a left and enter into Cashman Park. The finish is at the tennis courts.

5 km

Start at the bottom of Oakland St. just past the North End Boat Club. Go straight down Merrimac Street. Take a right on Bromfield Street.Take a right on High Street and continue down to Summer Street.Take a right on Summer Street and take a quick left on to Washington Street and another quick right onto the Rail Trail. At the end of the Rail Trail take a left and the finish line is right by the tennis courts in Cashman Park.

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.