Runners start the Harborside Half Marathon just south of Newburyport at the industrial park on Parker Street, near the entrance to the Clipper City Rail Trail. From there, it unfolds along a lollipop-shaped loop route, taking runners around the salt marshes and wide-open fields of the Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area, as well as the Artichoke River Reservoir. Then it’s back around to Parker Street again, where you’ll jump on the Clipper City trail and follow it into Newburyport, where you’ll cross the finish line at Michael’s Harborside, overlooking the Merrimack River.
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, contact us here.