Newport Liberty Half Marathon
Known among running enthusiasts as a preparation and training run for the New York City Marathon held each November, the Newport-Liberty Waterfront Run starts and finishes in downtown Newport, and offers a mostly flat and fast race through the streets of Jersey City with plentiful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, lower Manhattan and Ellis Island.
The race includes exceptional amenities, increased course support and four split points. Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the great post-race spread at the finish line.
Cost is $80 through Sept. 2, $100 on race day. Location: Newport Green Park. Sign up at nycruns.com/races.