About Harborside Half Marathon & 5K

The Harborside Half Marathon & 5K is an annual running event held each fall in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The race was first held in 2016 and has since become a popular destination for runners from all over the country.

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The Half Marathon

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The race features a scenic course that winds through the historic seaport city, along the Merrimack River and through the surrounding countryside. The Harborside Half Marathon is a fast-paced and rewarding race featuring 13.1 miles of iconic New England landscapes over a net elevation gain of 331 feet. The race begins in the industrial park on Parker Street and winds its way through the city. Runners will then head out of town and into the countryside, where they’ll enjoy stunning views of the Merrimack River and the surrounding countryside before finishing back in Newburyport at Cashman Park.
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The 5K

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The Harborside 5K is a shorter and more accessible race that is perfect for first-time runners or those who are looking for a shorter challenge. The 5K course is 3.1 miles long and features a net elevation gain of 100 feet. The race features plenty of water stations, medical tents, and volunteers along the course. There is also a post-race party with food, drinks, and music. The Harborside Half Marathon & 5K is a great way to experience the beauty of Newburyport and challenge yourself in a scenic and supportive environment.
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Ready to Run?

The Harborside Half Marathon & 5K returns to Newburyport, MA on November 10, 2024 for another race past iconic New England waterscapes. Register today!