NEWPORT NEWS –Newport News recently announced plans to bring back the One City Marathon March 4 through 6, 2022.
Newport News Shipbuilding will once again be the presenting sponsor for the event, which will return for its 8th Annual run. Participants can choose from five races options.
Highlights for Saturday, March 5 will include the Maritime 5K at Newport News City Center sponsored by Optima Health – Sentara. Ferguson, one of the newest sponsors, will have the Nautical Mile Fun Run as well as activities on Ferguson’s newly opened campus in City Center. Tradition Brewing will also provide family friendly entertainment throughout the day.
Races on Sunday, March 6 will include the One City Marathon beginning in Newport News Park for 26.2 flat miles, and the One City Marathon Relay with a team for 26.2 miles. Bayport Credit Union is sponsoring the Half Marathon. Riverside Health System is also a sponsor for the event.
The weekend event will conclude with the first ever One City Celebration at the Yard District at 23rd Street. Food, drinks, activities, and vendors will be featured as part of the celebration hosted by Pro\Vost Construction.
“After hosting the 2021 One City Marathon virtually due to the pandemic, we look forward to welcoming runners, volunteers, and families back to Newport News in 2022,” said Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price in a statement. “The One City Marathon, as well as our other races, gives participants the opportunity to see our vibrant city and neighborhoods from a unique vantage point. It also brings our city and community together, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Thank you to our sponsors for their support of One City Marathon weekend and for helping us highlight the spirit of our great city.”
To register for any of the races, visit https://www.onecitymarathon.com.