THE MARITIME 8K PRESENTED BY ANTHEM
DATE: MARCH 12, 2017
***NEW START TIME IN 2017***
Run the Maritime 8K and take a tour of shipbuilding history! Runners will begin their journey in the downtown area of Newport News, where the roots of Newport News Shipbuilding were established, venturing 4.97 around the downtown area and finishing at the Newport News Victory Arch. The race will be followed by the One City, One Celebration in Victory Landing Park.
The 8K course has been measured for USATF certification. The certification number is VA14077RT. View Certification map here. Please note that March 12 is Daylight savings. Please set your alarm clocks accordingly.
Maritime 8K Participants Receive
- Short-sleeved cotton T-shirt
- Custom finishers medal
- Virtual goody bag
- Personalized bib (must register before February 12, 2017)
- On course and post race refreshments including complimentary runner meal from 6 different food trucks and 2 beers or wine (21+)
- ChronoTrack B-Tag timed race
- Access to One City, One Celebration festivities including live music, food truck rally, runner relaxation area and a beer truck!
- Water Stations
Water stations will be located approximately every two miles along the 8K route. Gatorade will be provided at the 2nd water station located at approximately Mile 4.
- Portable Toilets
For your convenience and use during the race portable toilets will be available at every water station.
- Course Timing
The 8K will utilize ChronoTrack B-Tag timing. The timing chip is attached to your bib and will record your time as you cross the Start/Finish line.
Track your favorite runner throughout the 8K!
- Packet Pick-up & Finisher Items
Participants must attend packet pick-up at the One City Health & Wellness Expo to receive their bib and shirt. If you are picking up a packet for another runner you must fill out and bring this form below. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants who did not participate. ALL PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO. THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP.
Parking will be available in the public lots throughout the downtown Newport News area.
The Hotel Shuttle will only be making one trip to the Maritime 8K start line at 5AM. If you are staying at the Marriott at City Center please arrive to the fountain side drop off location prior to 5AM to board your shuttle. All other shuttles will be picking up in the main entrance to your hotel.
Gear check for the Maritime 8K will be located at the finish area. Participants must use the clear bag provided to them by race organizers. No exceptions will be made.
Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. trades as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, and its service area is all of Virginia except for the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association