Rated highly by both Runner’s World and New England Runner magazines, the New Bedford Half Marathon course takes runners on a single loop around this coastal Massachusetts city, which is fast and largely flat, and made up entirely of paved city streets. The race route offers a number of hills, with the two most significant hills around miles 3 and 12. From the starting and finish line on Purchase Street, the race’s first few miles feature views of the New Bedford Harbor waterfront, and then the course turns westward back into 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, contact us here.