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Portsmouth Half Marathon

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April 22, 2018 (Sunday)
Half Marathon
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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The Second Annual Portsmouth Half Marathon is coming to the Portsmouth, NH area on April 22, 2018 for another day of scenic New England running!

Event Start Location
Mercedez Benz of Portsmouth

Course Description
The Portsmouth Half features a gently rolling, scenic, and easy course. The race starts at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth and makes a short loop through a rural neighborhood and then heads out onto Newington Road with views of the Great Bay Estuary and pastoral farm fields. As you cross the town border into Newington, you experience the serenity of the Great Bay National Wildlife preserve before coming into the village area where you run by centuries-old stone walls and cemeteries. At the turn around you will be treated to views of the Newington Historic district complete with the Old Town Hall. Next you will high five your friends on the out and back section and retrace your steps back to the finish.

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Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pick-up will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth on the morning of the race from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. where youíll receive your bib and commemorative race tee. As always, youíll get your medal at the finish line. Shirts wonít be mailed out after the event if you donít pick yours up, so donít oversleep!

Timing / Results

Post Race Activities
Beer! (21+)

Rain or shine.

The race starts and finishes at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth, 309 Portsmouth Ave, Greenland, NH 03840. However, thereís no parking at the dealership or on adjacent roads, but there will be plenty of FREE parking at Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Dr, Portsmouth, NH 03801 and a FREE shuttle between the college and the Start/Finish both before and after the race (for both runners AND spectators). Please arrive by 6:30 a.m. to ensure you have enough time to park, catch the shuttle, and check in before the race begins at 8 a.m.

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Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Runners Alley  Portsmouth NH 3.7 Miles store info
 Greater Boston Running Company Newburyport  newburyport MA 15.7 Miles store info
 Yankee Runner  Newburyport MA 15.7 Miles store info
 Whirlaway Sports Center  Methuen MA 27.3 Miles store info
 Greater Boston Running Company Andover  Andover MA 31.3 Miles store info
 Athletes Corner  Andover MA 31.3 Miles store info
 Runners Alley  Manchester NH 31.5 Miles store info
 New England Running Co.  Beverly MA 33.1 Miles store info
 Beverly The New England Running Company  Beverly MA 33.1 Miles store info
 Marx Running & Fitness  St. Lowell MA 36.1 Miles store info
 Joe Kings Shoe Shop  Concord NH 36.8 Miles store info
 Runners Alley  Nashua NH 38.6 Miles store info
 Marathon Sports  Melrose Park MA 41.4 Miles store info
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