Newport News One City Marathon
The City successfully hosted the 2nd Annual Newport News One City Marathon on March 13, 2016. A variety of events were held throughout the weekend, from one end of the City to the other, in celebration of City unity, wellness and fun for the entire family. The City, EDA/IDA and staff, sponsors, members of the community and more than 800 volunteers showed their support for not only the Health and Wellness Expo, Marathon and Marathon Relay, but also the Maritime 8K, Nautical Mile Fun Run and One City, One Celebration post-race party. A total of 3,041 people registered for the four races (a 16% increase over the inaugural year), and nearly 9,000 people attended the One City, One Celebration in Victory Landing Park.
Three local charities that provide services to those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence were selected to be beneficiaries of the Marathon. A total of $21,647 was collected from Marathon proceeds and direct contributions through online registration.
The 3rd Annual Marathon Weekend is scheduled for March 10-12, 2017.