NEW Half Marathon
Welcome to the first annual Portsmouth Half Marathon.
Portsmouth is one of the most livable cities in the US. Come for the day or make it a weekend adventure. Portsmouth has much to offer with great restaurants, hotels, B&B and you can't beat walking around Market Square on a sunny day!
Jump into Spring on this beautiful rural course that runs on the outskirts of Portsmouth and in the historic towns of Greenland and Newington. This new half marathon features a flat, fast and easy course.
You will enjoy distant views of the Great Bay Esturary as well as run past the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, an 1,100 acre habitat for many endangered species. Midpoint of the race you will surely enjoy the manicured homes and buildings situated in the historic Newington Historic District.
Certified 13.1 Mile course
Well Marked, low traffic roads
Technical shirts / Finishers Medals
Craft Beer / After-race celebration
RACE LIMIT: 600 Participants
Registration: Click Here
(See our facebook page for $10 discount code, must be used at checkout online.)
Early Registration: $65 Oct 25 - Dec 31
Regular Registration: $70 Jan 1 - March 31
Late Registration: $80 April 1 - April 19 (If Available)
Date & Time
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Start: 8:00 AM
Course: Map Click Here
Start & Finish: Holloway Automotive
Starting at Holloway Automotive you will make a short loop in a rural neighborhood down Portsmouth Ave to Greenland Rd and back past the start area (where you can drop extra clothing!). You then head out onto Newington Road which has on its left distant views of the Great Bay Estuary and on the right pastoral farm fields.
As you cross the town border into Newington, you will experience the serenity of the Great Bay National Wildlife preserve on one side or see remnants of the Pease AFB on the right. Soon you will come to the village area of Newington and pass centuries old stone walls and cemetaries.
At the turn around you will be treated to views of the Newington Historic district complete with the Old Town Hall and a historic Zion Church. Next you will high five your friends on the out and back section and retrace your steps back to Holloway Automotive for the finish.
Charity: The event will be making contributions to several regional civic groups that volunteer at the race as well as contributing to the Holloway Foundation into a fund that is aimed at drug use prevention.
Note: Full Featured Web Site coming soon.