The Newburyport Half Marathon takes runners through one small part of what is known as the Massachusetts North Shore, the string of towns and cities along the coastal area between Boston and New Hampshire, which is known for the stark beauty of its rocky coastline and beaches as well as its distinct culture and history. From the starting line in front of the park on Merrimac Street, runners then head out on what is basically a counter-clockwise loop through the city.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.