This Sunday, Sept 20th, will be the Newport Liberty Half Marathon at 8:30 am in Newport, Jersey City, NJ. I’ve participated in this race as a runner and as a spectator since 2012. I thought I would do a mile by mile description of the Newport Liberty Half Marathon. Thanks to Google Streets for all of these shots.
By the time you’ve ran half the race, you’re getting tired, but the sight of Lady Liberty will perk up your spirits.
The views of the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, the Manhattan skyline, and the waterfront are simply spectacular. This is one of my favorite section of the course.
Past Mile 11, we’ll be running past Taqueria Downtown, the best place for tacos in Jersey City,
California Girl approved.
The restaurant is the little reddish-brown storefront on the left hand side.
This is a photo of the waterfront that I took (actually the first photo I ever uploaded onto WordPress).
The waterfront is great place to run. Word of warning, when running around Hyatt Hotel at Mile 12, your Garmin watch may freak out. I often lose signal or Garmin suddenly thinks I ran a half mile out on the Hudson River and back. Be prepared for GPS signal disruption and don’t let it derail you.
At Mile 13, you’ll no longer be running along the waterfront. The course takes you back to the streets of Jersey City. When you see this, you know the end is near. There’s one last right hand turn to the finish line.
The roar of the crowds grows louder here and there’s a stick wall of cheering spectators in the last .1 mile of the course. It’s time to switch into high gear and deliver your winning kick!
I hope you enjoyed this mile by mile description. I loved visiting my old streets on Google and can’t wait to see them and my friends again this Sunday.