Join 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.
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.
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.
directions_runStart Address: 43-55 Sally Snyder Way, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
flagFinish Address: 43-55 Sally Snyder Way, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
12 and up for 5k. 16 and up for 13.1.
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.
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