Newport News One City Marathon
EDA/IDA and staff are pleased to support the Newport News One City Marathon, to be held March 15, 2015. The Marathon will serve to promote unity throughout the three districts of the City and will follow a path spanning the length from Newport News Park to the Victory Arch. The race is a certified qualifier for the Boston Marathon. In addition to the main 26.2-mile race, there will also be a Maritime 8K and a Nautical Mile covering the Shipyard and Downtown areas of Newport News.
Other highlights of the weekend include a tango marathon, a Health Expo featuring various health and wellness vendors and amenities, and finally, a “One City, One Celebration” post-race festival. Newport News Shipbuilding will serve as the presenting Marathon sponsor, and many other local companies have committed to sponsoring this inaugural event. Neighborhoods, businesses, churches and civic organizations have been encouraged to show spirit and foster a sense of community by hosting small events and cheering runners along the path.