NEWPORT NEWS ONE CITY MARATHON PRESENTED BY NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING
DATE: MARCH 12, 2017
Take a tour of Newport News… marathon style! Runners will begin their journey in the stunning setting of Newport News Park where they will enjoy the allure of spring in a landscape as historical as it is beautiful. From there the next 26.2 miles will include the very best Newport News has to offer, finishing, and fittingly so, at the Newport News Victory Arch. The One City Marathon is a flat, fast, point to point course and also a Boston Qualifier. The race will be followed by the One City, One Celebration in Victory Landing Park.
For those interested in using this race as a Boston Qualifier, the course has been measured for USATF certification. The course certification code is VA14074RT. View Certification map here.
All runners must be 18 years old by March 12, 2017 to run the marathon. Please note that March 12 is Daylight savings. Please set your alarm clocks accordingly.
Marathon Participants Receive
- Long-sleeved technical shirt
- Custom finishers medal
- Virtual goody bag
- Personalized bib (must register before February 12, 2017)
- On course and post race refreshments including complimentary runner meal from 6 different food trucks and 2 beers or wine (21+)
- ChronoTrack B-Tag timed race
- Access to One City, One Celebration festivities including live music, food truck rally, runner relaxation area & beer trucks!
Check out these videos for a virtual tour of the marathon course!
- Water Stations
Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the marathon route. Gatorade will be provide at every other water station beginning with water station #2. GU Energy Gels will be provided at Water Station #7 (Mile 14) and #10 (Mile 20).
- Portable Toilets
For your convenience and use during the race portable toilets will be available at every water station.
- Hometown Spirit Award
The Hometown Spirit Award will be awarded to one group who shows exceptional Hometown Spirit on race day. The One City Marathon will also be presenting the winning group with a $500 donation towards the charity of their choice.
We also encourage neighborhoods, civic groups, businesses, schools, and houses of worship to create their own “wave stations" from natural viewing areas along the entire course to help cheer on the runners!
How will you show your Hometown Spirit on marathon day?
- Course Timing
The marathon will utilize ChronoTrack B-Tag timing. The timing chip is attached to your bib and will record your time as you cross the Start/Finish line.
Track your favorite runner throughout the marathon!
- Pace Teams
Pace Teams are comprised of experienced marathon runners who help others achieve their performance goals. Pace times will range from 3:30 finish pace to 4:30 finish pace. You do not need to sign up in advance to run with a pacer on race day.
If you would like to become a pacer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marathon Pace Requirement
The Newport News One City Marathon has a 7-hour time limit. This translates into a 16:00 minute per mile pace requirement for participants. Runners unable to maintain the required pace may be picked up and transported to the finish.
- Packet Pick-up & Finisher Items
Participants must attend packet pick-up at the One City Health & Wellness Expo to receive their bib and technical shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this form below. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate. ALL PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO. THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP.
Parking and Shuttles
Parking will be available at the finish of the race. Hampton Roads Transit shuttle buses will be used to transport runners to the start line, and will run from 5AM-6AM, leaving continuously as buses fill up. We encourage all runners to arrive as early as 4:30AM to not be rushed on race morning. The last shuttle will leave for the start line at 6:15AM. Shuttle busses will be located on 23rd St. and West Avenue in downtown Newport News.
Runners may choose to be dropped off at the start line. However, shuttles will not be available to transport runners back to the start line at Newport News Park following the race.
Gear check for the Newport News One City Marathon will be located at the start area at Newport News Park. Following the start of the marathon, the gear check vehicle will transport all of the checked items to the finish to be picked up by participants upon completing the race. Participants must use the clear bag provided to them by race organizers. No exceptions will be made.