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ALL YOU NEED TO PLAN YOUR RACE WEEKEND

ALL YOU NEED TO PLAN YOUR RACE WEEKEND

 

Traffic & Parking Information

Race Day Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle busses will be used to transport participants from the finish to the start line and the various marathon relay exchange zones. Shuttles will then be used to transport runners from the marathon relay exchange zones back to the finish. We encourage all runners to take the shuttle buses to avoid any traffic delays on race morning. All exchange zones are at schools which are open for all runners while waiting for their teammate.

Marathon and Marathon Relay Leg 1 Shuttles:

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.
Marathon and Relay Leg 1 Shuttle Schedule

Marathon Relay Legs 2-4 Shuttles:

Legs 2-4 Schedule

Official Race Hotel Shuttles:

If you are staying at one of our three of official race hotels, you will be able to take a shuttle to the start lines, and from the finish line back to your hotel.
Hotel Shuttle Schedule

Traffic Impacts - Partial Road Closures
Traffic Impacts - Full Road Closures
 

Traffic & Parking Information

Race Day Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle busses will be used to transport participants from the finish to the start line and the various marathon relay exchange zones. Shuttles will then be used to transport runners from the marathon relay exchange zones back to the finish. We encourage all runners to take the shuttle buses to avoid any traffic delays on race morning. All exchange zones are at schools which are open for all runners while waiting for their teammate.

Marathon and Marathon Relay Leg 1 Shuttles:

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.
Marathon and Relay Leg 1 Shuttle Schedule

Marathon Relay Legs 2-4 Shuttles:

Legs 2-4 Schedule

Official Race Hotel Shuttles:

If you are staying at one of our three of official race hotels, you will be able to take a shuttle to the start lines, and from the finish line back to your hotel.
Hotel Shuttle Schedule

Traffic Impacts - Partial Road Closures
Traffic Impacts - Full Road Closures

HOTELS

$93/night (+ taxes)

Complimentary shuttle service to and from Newport News Airport (PHF)

.5 miles from Newport News Airport (PHF)

$85/night

1 mile from Newport News Airport

Complimentary shuttle service to and from Newport News Airport and within 5 mile radius of hotel

$124/night

Located in City Center

4.4 miles from Newport News Airport (PHF)

Official hotel of One City Marathon Elite Athletes

$93/night (+ taxes)

Complimentary shuttle service to and from Newport News Airport (PHF)

.5 miles from Newport News Airport (PHF)

$85/night

1 mile from Newport News Airport

Complimentary shuttle service to and from Newport News Airport and within 5 mile radius of hotel

$124/night

Located in City Center

4.4 miles from Newport News Airport (PHF)

Official hotel of One City Marathon Elite Athletes

FAQ

Below is a listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Newport News One City Marathon Weekend. If you see a question that you would like the answer to, simply click on the question and the answer will be revealed.

What is the date of the Newport News One City Marathon?

Sunday, March 4, 2018. The Marathon and Marathon Relay start at 7:00 a.m., the Maritime 8k gets underway at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Nautical Mile Fun Run at 10:00 a.m.

How Can I register?

Click here to register online for any of our races. 

Click here to download a mail-in registration form.

Only one runner per entry form. There will be NO entry fee refunds or transfers.

What are the entry fees for the Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8k, and Nautical Mile?
What is the Cancellation/Refund Policy for the event?

Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to other persons. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing chip to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Newport News One City Marathon events.

Once I'm registered, can I switch races?

If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other (i.e., the marathon to the marathon relay), you may do so by following these steps below. There is a $5 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. All changes must be made by February 18, 2018.

1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. If you would like to change your current race selection to a different race, select change race. Follow the prompts under each of these options to make the changes you desire.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Can I defer my entry to next year?

You may defer your entry from the 2018 Newport News One City Marathon, Marathon Relay, Maritime 8k or Nautical Mile Fun Run to the 2019 event. The fee to defer an entry is $10 for the 8K and Nautical Mile and $20 for the Marathon and Marathon Relay. You may only defer to and from the same event: 2018 8K to 2019 8K, 2018 Marathon to 2019 Marathon, 2018 Marathon Relay to 2019 Marathon Relay or 2018 Nautical Mile to 2019 Nautical Mile. Deferred entries may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. All deferrals must be done by February 18, 2018. There will be no deferrals after this date or at the race expo. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2018 entry to 2019, you will not be able to defer it in 2019 to 2020).

To defer your race entry please follow these steps below:
1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. You will be given two options, either defer your race, or change your race. If you want to remove yourself from the current year’s race, and defer your entry to the following year, select defer. Follow the prompts under this option to make the changes you desire.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Where can I park on race day?

Free parking will be available in many different lots in downtown Newport News.

If you are traveling west-bound you will follow I-64 W and I-664 S to 26th Street in Newport News. Take exit 6 from I-664 S and continue on 26th Street towards the marked parking lots.

If you are traveling south-bound you will follow I-64 S to 26th Street in Newport News. Take exit 6 from I-664 S towards the marked parking lots.

View Parking Map Here

What is the race day shuttle schedule?

All marathon and marathon relay runners are encouraged to utilize the complimentary shuttle service on race morning. Shuttle service will not be available back to the start line at the conclusion of the race. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the shuttles.
MARATHON & MARATHON RELAY LEG 1 SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
MARATHON RELAY LEGS 2-4 SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
HOTEL SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Please note that all relay runners will be shuttled to the finish line to finish the race with their respective relay team.

How do I receive my race packet?

Packet pick-up will take place at the Race Expo held on Friday, March 2 from 12 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Denbigh Community Center. Denbigh Community Center is located at 15198 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23608.

If you are picking up a packet for another runner, you must fill out and bring this form: Packet Pick Up Form

Race day packet pick up is only available for the Nautical Mile Fun Run. We advise picking up your registration packet at the expo. If you choose to pick up on race day, we ask that you arrive early to avoid delays.

How do I sign up for runner tracking?
Where can I veiw course maps?

Click here to view the Marathon and Marathon Relay course map. 

The One City Marathon is a USA Track & Field Certified Course, and Boston Qualifier. The certification number is VA15074RT.

Click here to view the Maritime 8K course map. 

The Maritime 8K course is a USA Track & Field Certified Course. The certification number is VA14077RT.

Click here to view the Nautical Mile Fun Run course map.

Can I pump my jams on my personal listening device?

Yes, iPods and other personal listening devices are permitted. We ask that you please remember that you are sharing the roads with other participants and, in some cases, vehicular traffic. Always be aware of your surroundings.

Are there special rates for travel and accommodations?

The One City Marathon is proud to partner with 3 official hotels for the 2018 marathon. You can view these hotels & find booking information by visiting our Plan Your Race page.

Is there an official charity of the Newport News One City Marathon?

The One City Marathon is proud to partner with local charities, and has donated over $40,000 in our first three years. Our 2018 charities will be announced soon! Click here for more information.

How will the event be timed and how does it work?

The marathon, marathon relay and 8K will utilize ChronoTrack B-Tag timing. Splits will be located along the marathon course and runner tracking will be available for family and friends. Split locations To Be Determined.

What fluid replenisher is the Newport News One City Marathon using?

Marathon and Marathon Relay:  Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the marathon route. Gatorade will be provided at every other water station. Beginning with water station #2.

Maritime 8K: Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the 8K route. There will also be Gatorade provided at water station #2.

Nautical Mile: A Water station will be located at the midpoint of the Nautical Mile route.

What awards will be provided at the event?

All finishing participants will receive a finishers medal.

Monetary Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female finishers for the Marathon and 8K. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded for the following age categories for men and women: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Overall awards for the marathon and 8K will be given on race day. All other awards (including age group) will be mailed in 4-6 weeks following the event.

FAQ

Below is a listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Newport News One City Marathon Weekend. If you see a question that you would like the answer to, simply click on the question and the answer will be revealed.

What is the date of the Newport News One City Marathon?

Sunday, March 4, 2018. The Marathon and Marathon Relay start at 7:00 a.m., the Maritime 8k gets underway at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Nautical Mile Fun Run at 10:00 a.m.

How Can I register?

Click here to register online for any of our races. 

Click here to download a mail-in registration form.

Only one runner per entry form. There will be NO entry fee refunds or transfers.

What are the entry fees for the Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8k, and Nautical Mile?
What is the Cancellation/Refund Policy for the event?

Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to other persons. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing chip to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Newport News One City Marathon events.

Once I'm registered, can I switch races?

If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other (i.e., the marathon to the marathon relay), you may do so by following these steps below. There is a $5 fee to do so, along with any applicable entry fee increase. All changes must be made by February 18, 2018.

1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. If you would like to change your current race selection to a different race, select change race. Follow the prompts under each of these options to make the changes you desire.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Can I defer my entry to next year?

You may defer your entry from the 2018 Newport News One City Marathon, Marathon Relay, Maritime 8k or Nautical Mile Fun Run to the 2019 event. The fee to defer an entry is $10 for the 8K and Nautical Mile and $20 for the Marathon and Marathon Relay. You may only defer to and from the same event: 2018 8K to 2019 8K, 2018 Marathon to 2019 Marathon, 2018 Marathon Relay to 2019 Marathon Relay or 2018 Nautical Mile to 2019 Nautical Mile. Deferred entries may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. All deferrals must be done by February 18, 2018. There will be no deferrals after this date or at the race expo. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you defer your 2018 entry to 2019, you will not be able to defer it in 2019 to 2020).

To defer your race entry please follow these steps below:
1. Visit Chronotrack Live
2. Log into your Chronotrack account. If you do not have one, you will need to create one so that you can manage your race(s)
3. Once logged in, you will see all of the races you are registered for. Beside each race there are two buttons, View Receipt and Change Race. CLICK Change Race.
4. You will be given two options, either defer your race, or change your race. If you want to remove yourself from the current year’s race, and defer your entry to the following year, select defer. Follow the prompts under this option to make the changes you desire.

If you have any questions, please contact Flat-Out Events at 757-879-3279 or email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com

Where can I park on race day?

Free parking will be available in many different lots in downtown Newport News.

If you are traveling west-bound you will follow I-64 W and I-664 S to 26th Street in Newport News. Take exit 6 from I-664 S and continue on 26th Street towards the marked parking lots.

If you are traveling south-bound you will follow I-64 S to 26th Street in Newport News. Take exit 6 from I-664 S towards the marked parking lots.

View Parking Map Here

What is the race day shuttle schedule?

All marathon and marathon relay runners are encouraged to utilize the complimentary shuttle service on race morning. Shuttle service will not be available back to the start line at the conclusion of the race. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the shuttles.
MARATHON & MARATHON RELAY LEG 1 SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
MARATHON RELAY LEGS 2-4 SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
HOTEL SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Please note that all relay runners will be shuttled to the finish line to finish the race with their respective relay team.

How do I receive my race packet?

Packet pick-up will take place at the Race Expo held on Friday, March 2 from 12 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Denbigh Community Center. Denbigh Community Center is located at 15198 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23608.

If you are picking up a packet for another runner, you must fill out this form and bring this form. Packet Pick Up Form

Race day packet pick up is only available for the Nautical Mile Fun Run. We advise picking up your registration packet at the expo. If you choose to pick up on race day, we ask that you arrive early to avoid delays.

How do I sign up for runner tracking?
Where can I veiw course maps?

Click here to view the Marathon and Marathon Relay course map. 

The One City Marathon is a USA Track & Field Certified Course, and Boston Qualifier. The certification number is VA15074RT.

Click here to view the Maritime 8K course map. 

The Maritime 8K course is a USA Track & Field Certified Course. The certification number is VA14077RT.

Click here to view the Nautical Mile Fun Run course map.

Can I pump my jams on my personal listening device?

Yes, iPods and other personal listening devices are permitted. We ask that you please remember that you are sharing the roads with other participants and, in some cases, vehicular traffic. Always be aware of your surroundings.

Are there special rates for travel and accommodations?

The One City Marathon is proud to partner with 3 official hotels for the 2018 marathon. You can view these hotels & find booking information by visiting our Plan Your Race page.

Is there an official charity of the Newport News One City Marathon?

The One City Marathon is proud to partner with local charities, and has donated over $40,000 in our first three years. Our 2018 charities will be announced soon! Click here for more information.

How will the event be timed and how does it work?

The marathon, marathon relay and 8K will utilize ChronoTrack B-Tag timing. Splits will be located along the marathon course and runner tracking will be available for family and friends. Split locations To Be Determined.

What fluid replenisher is the Newport News One City Marathon using?

Marathon and Marathon Relay:  Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the marathon route. Gatorade will be provided at every other water station. Beginning with water station #2.

Maritime 8K: Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the 8K route. There will also be Gatorade provided at water station #2.

Nautical Mile: A Water station will be located at the midpoint of the Nautical Mile route.

What awards will be provided at the event?

All finishing participants will receive a finishers medal.

Monetary Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female finishers for the Marathon and 8K. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded for the following age categories for men and women: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Overall awards for the marathon and 8K will be given on race day. All other awards (including age group) will be mailed in 4-6 weeks following the event.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact Information

Flat-Out Events
11843-B Canon Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606
E: raceteam@flatoutevents.com

City of Newport News
2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
E: marathon@nngov.com