Cashman Park
Newburyport, MA
Sunday, May 15st, 2016, 9:15 AM

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Newburyport River Run 1/2 Marathon & 5k, May 15th, 2016

The River Run is set for May 15th at 9:15 am at Cashman Park, Newburyport, MA

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2015 5K Results: HERE
2015 Half Results: HERE

2015 Pictures: HERE

Contact Information
Fuel Training Studio
Julle 617.694.5489
Jeanne 978.270.0020
Join Newburyport River Run 1/2  Marathon & 5k Facebook Page HERE

A portion of our proceeds will go to the Pan Mass Challenge. The PMC  raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. To make a direct donation to Team Paul & Eve go HERE

Half Marathon Price = $70 per person, after March 1st, $75, after online registration closes and race day,(CASH ONLY),$85
5k Price = $30, after online registration closes and race day (CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS), $35
Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

Packet Pickup 
Packet pick up will be at the Greater Boston Running Company, 27 Water St. Newburyport, Friday, May 13th, 3-7 and Saturday, May 14th,10 am-3pm.The last day to sign up online and get a T-shirt is April 18th at 11:59 pm. SIGN UP NOW! The last day to sign up online will be Thursday, May 12th at noon. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON RACE DAY. You may have somebody pick up your packet for you if you cannot make the packet pick up times. Race day registration CASH ONLY if the event is not to capacity.

12 and up for 5k.
16 and up for 13.1

What you get
All  participants will receive a wicking t-shirt if registered by April 18th. All participants will receive food and beer. YOU MUST HAVE an ID IN ORDER TO BE SERVED BEER. The after party will be hosted by Evolvement Radio. Beer will be sponsored by Budweiser. Michael’s Harborside will be serving ……. TBD. Several prizes will be donated by Greater Boston Running Company. All 13.1 participants will receive a finishers medal.

Parking and directions
For a map of local lots click here.
Cushing Park
Newburyport neighborhoods that surround the event have plenty of on street parking. Nearby streets that are adjacent to Merrimac Street are Kent, Broad, Tyng and Oakland. You cannot park on Dove, Carter and Warren. You will not be able to park on Merrimac Street during the run. Downtown Newburyport has a few lots available and is approximately a half mile from the event. This cost is .50/hour unless you find parking on the street. See above for local lots.

Individual Prizes for 1/2 Marathon and 5k will be determined by age groups. All 13.1 participants will receive a finishers medal. Must be present to receive awards. Awards will not be mailed.

13.1 Prizes Cash Prizes for Men and Women
1st- $300
2nd- $75
3rd- $50
1st and 2nd place 60 plus, non cash prizes

5k Prizes
1st-3rd place men and women, non-cash prizes
1st and 2nd place men and women, 60 plus, non-cash prizes

Race Certified
Newburyport River Run 1/2 Marathon and 5k is USATF certified.

Course description

Want to run one of the most scenic and flat courses in Newburyport? Choose to run the Newburyport half marathon this year. This race starts and ends a few blocks from historic downtown Newburyport. The course travels along scenic Water Street which offers great views of the Merrimac River. Take a right on Bromfield St. and a left on High St. You will then take a right on Summer St. and then a quick left on Washington St. The last half mile of the race takes you down the rail trail, past the Newburyport Harbor and into Cashman Park, where you will be greeted by family, friends and the great sounds and energy at the Finish Line Festival. It’s a race that can’t be missed! The race will start on Merrimac St at the bottom of Oakland St. in Newburyport, MA. The Finish will be at Cashman Park in Newburyport. The after party festivities will take place at Cashman Park.

Start Line

Finish Line

Course Map and Route for 13.1
Start at the bottom of Oakland Street near the North End Boat Club on Merrimac St. Follow Merrimac St. along the Merrimac River until you reach Rolf’s Lane. Take a right on Rolf’s Lane, travel to the end and cross over High St. on to Hanover St. Follow Hanover St. until it splits and stay to your left onto Green St. Follow Green St and at the next intersection take a right onto Hay St. Follow Hay St. until you see Newman Rd. on your left. Turn Left on Newman Rd. and follow through the marsh until you get to your next intersection. At the end of Newman Rd. take a right onto High Rd. Cross over the Parker River and pass the River Front Marina and then take a right on Old Rowley Road. Turn back around after .4 miles and come back to High Road. Cross over High Road to Newbury Neck Road. Bare left and stay on Newbury Neck Road and enter back on to High Road. Travel down High Road back into Newburyport and take a right on Summer Street then a left on Washington and then a quick right onto the Rail Trail. Stay on the Rail Trail until you get to the water then take a left and enter into Cashman Park. The finish is at the tennis courts.

Newburyport River Run Half Marathon

Course map and route for 5k
Start at the bottom of Oakland St. just past the North End Boat Club. Go straight down Merrimac Street. Take a right on Bromfield Street.Take a right on High Street and continue down to Summer  Street.Take a right on Summer Street and take a quick left on to Washington Street and another quick right onto the Rail Trail. At the end of the Rail Trail take a left and the finish line is right by the tennis courts in Cashman Park.5k grab

Newburyport River Run 5K

This course has only 1 hill on Newman Road in Newbury.

Weather Conditions
Temperatures average around 60 degrees.

Course Time Limits
The following are time limits that participants have to complete their events: The race time limit is 4 hours. 13.1 event starts at 9:15 am and 5k event will start at 9:30 am.  Runners need to return to the finish line by 1pm.

Water Stations
Mile 2.75 corner of High St. and Rolf’s Lane
Mile 5.8  corner of High Rd. and Newman Rd.  + GU
Mile TBD+ Powerade
Mile 11.2 corner of Rolfes Lane and High St.

Relief Stations
Mile 2.75 Corner of High St. and Hanover St.
Mile 9 TBD
Mile 11.4 Corner of High St. and Hanover St.

We Hold Your Valuables 
Race Key USA travels to road races, triathlons, marathons, etc. and offers a unique service to competing athletes. For $2 we check competitor’s car keys, bags, t shirts, cell phones and more. … we store them in a Race Key USA van while they compete in the event. A Race Key USA van will be parked in a designated area and attendants will be with the van at all times during the event. We stay on site until all belongings have been picked up.


Start Time
Please make sure to arrive at starting line on time. Don’t worry about when you’ll cross the starting line. Whenever you cross the start line, your chip will go off, so no need to push towards the front. Take your time and make it YOUR race! See you at the start line!

Finish Line Festivities
Fuel will be hosting a post race party at the finish line, which is located at Cashman Park.  Race participants will enjoy complimentary food and beer. Evolvement Radio will be playing all your favorite tunes. Budweiser will be suppling the beer.

Training Programs
Fuel will be offering 1/2 marathon and 5k training. Please email us for information.


Can I sign somebody else up for the run?
YES! They must sign a waiver. Please use their email address and NOT yours so they will get the reminder to sign the waiver.

Can I transfer my name to somebody else?
YES! You will be charged a $5 transfer fee. You can do this by doing into

Can I change my event category?
YES! You will be charged a $5 transfer fee. You can do this by doing into

Can I get a refund?
No, there are no refunds, no exceptions, but you can transfer your sign up to somebody else. Or if you purchased Insurance then you can call 888.497.6987

Can I get insurance just in case I can’t participate in the run?
YES! The River Run has a strict no refund policy; however you can protect your race registration fee by purchasing Registration Protector for just $7 through Allianz Global Assistance. Simply add this option to your cart as you are registering for our event.
If you purchased insurance and need a refund, please contact Allianz Global Assistance directly at 888.497.6989 to make a claim or visit their website. You can also call 888.497.6987 for general customer service questions. Unfortunately we cannot help you with any claims as they are all managed through Allianz.

Can somebody else pick up my bib at packet pick up?


Market Basket
Minuteman Press
Michael’s Harborside
Newburyport Development
G. Mello Disposal
Matter Communications
Evolvement Radio
Greater Boston Running Company
Seaport Sign Works
New England Foot and Ankle
Darling Merrill Hair Company
Elements Massage
Stonyfield Yogurt
Perfect Fuel Chocolate
Metro Rock Newburyport
Macaroni Kid Newburyport
Ice Lollies
Purity Organic
Chia Bar- Health Warrior
Swazy & Alexander Landscaping
Buen Sabor
Agua Enerviva
Karhu International
Cornerstone Family Practice 

Become part of our race team volunteers. All volunteers will receive a Race Team t-shirt and will be treated to a post-race party hosted by Fuel. To volunteer email us at or call 617.694.5489.

Fairfield Inn
35 Birchwood Point
Amesbury, MA

Essex Street Inn
7 Essex Street
Newburyport, MA
Mention that you will be running the race and get a 10% discount.

The Garrison Inn
11 Brown Square
Newburyport, MA

The Compass Rose
51/2 Center St.
Newburyport, MA 01950