The 12th Annual Newport 10,000 Meter road race will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 with the gun going off at 8:30 a.m. The start will be at Newport Town Square, 100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Touted as the fastest 10 K course in the tristate area it attracts many elite level runners from across the country. It may also be one of the best overall road race events in New Jersey. It always attracts a large field of elite, recreational and ordinary everyday runners. m. Among those slated to vie for the prize money include for the men: Eric Fernandez of Flaggstff, Arizona; Bobby Mack of Raleigh, North Carolina; Donn Cabral of Annandale, New Jersey. On the women’s side some of the elite include: Brianne Nelson of Golden, Colorado; Renee Metevier Baille of Bend, Oregon and Leonora Petrina of Bayport, New York.
The course is also a scenic one along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City’s community of Newport. Recreational and elite runners will have the opportunity to compete at the highest level for their share of $15,000 in prize money. The USA Track & Field-certified course is comprised of flat and local roads that interweave along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and provide spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.
After the race there is a great outdoor post-race party at Newport Town Square featuring music, refreshments and lots of prize drawings!
The race proceeds according to the organizers will be donated to the Jersey City Medical Center Barnaibas Health, the area’s newest regional referral teaching hospital, providing the highest level of care for women and infants, and trauma and heart patients.
The sponsors this year are Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP (title sponsor), Cosi, Westin Jersey City, Courtyard Marriott Jersey City, Newport Swim & Fitness, NJ Beer
Runners can get information on registration and more details on the event web site.
Other races this weekend include:
Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. 5K, Harvest of Hope 5K, North Brunswick, New Jersey
Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m. 5K and Kids Races, Lighthouse 5K, Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Saturday, May 2, 10K, Newport 10K, Jersey City, New Jersey
Sunday, May 3, 5K, Run the Hills, Shark River Hills, Neptune, New Jersey
Sunday, May 3, 5k, Half Marathon, Rock the River, Fort Lee, New Jersey
A new Beginner’s Group will starting on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Information and Registration Here for anyone looking to run their first 5K.
For any runners who would like to “run fast” and potentially set a personal best at an upcoming event a Speed Class will be starting on Wednesday, May 27, 6 p.m. Speed Class Starts, Spring Lake – Wall Area, New Jersey.
More events can be found on the race calendar.