Newport News One City Marathon is New

07/29/2014 - 14:36

newport1.jpgA new marathon will be held March 15 in Newport News, VA, the Newport News One City Marathon.

Presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, the marathon will run the entire 26 mile length of the city, with Newport News Park as the setting for the start of the race and the Victory Arch in downtown will serve as the finish line. Along the way, the certified course will take runners past various cultural amenities, educational institutions, businesses and neighborhoods.

The marathon, which also offers a relay option, culminates at a community festival at Victory Landing Park as runners race through the finish line. In addition to the marathon, there will be an 8K Run/Walk and a Kids Fun Run. Marathon weekend will also include a Health and Wellness Expo at the Newport News Marriott at City Center

City Manager James M. Bourey, an avid runner, said, “The marathon was developed as a way to help bring the City together. Newport News is a great city with much diversity and many assets. Coincidentally the geography of the city is ideal for a marathon. This is a perfect way for our citizens to celebrate all that is good in our city and at the same time gain additional national exposure for Newport News."

Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray was announced as the first registrant and will be the featured speaker at the pre-race dinner on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

The City has contracted with Flat Out Events, a local race management company that has organized many notable races on the Virginia peninsula.


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