The marathon was developed as a way to help bring the City together. Newport News is a great city with much diversity and many assets. Coincidentally the geography of the city is ideal for a marathon. This is a perfect way for our citizens to celebrate all that is good in our city.

It is with that hope and spirit that we envision the neighborhoods that interact with the race route to come out and support all that the health expo, marathon and celebration has to offer. The City also realizes that the route might pose some inconveniences for our residents. Although staff is working hard to minimize the impacts, we also know impacts will be felt. As such we are providing a breakdown of road closures, lane closures and intersection blockages to help our citizens stay informed and plan their travels accordingly.

Downtown Runner Parking

Race Day Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle busses will be used to transport participants from the finish to the start line and the various marathon relay exchange zones. Shuttles will then be used to transport runners from the marathon relay exchange zones back to the finish. We encourage all runners to take the shuttle buses to avoid any traffic delays on race morning. All exchange zones are at schools which are open for all runners while waiting for their teammate.

Marathon and Marathon Relay Leg 1 Shuttles:

Hampton Roads Transit shuttle buses will be used to transport runners to the start line, and will run from 5AM-6AM, leaving continuously as buses fill up. We encourage all runners to arrive as early as 4:30AM to not be rushed on race morning. The last shuttle will leave for the start line at 6:15AM. Shuttle busses will be located on 23rd St. and West Avenue in downtown Newport News.
Marathon and Relay Leg 1 Shuttle Schedule

Marathon Relay Legs 2-4 Shuttles:

Legs 2-4 Schedule

Official Race Hotel Shuttles:

If you are staying at one of our three of official race hotels, you will be able to take a shuttle to the start lines, and from the finish line back to your hotel.
Hotel Shuttle Schedule

On Street Parking Restrictions

Traffic Impacts - Partial Road Closures

Traffic Impacts - Blocked / Closed Intersections

Traffic Impacts - Full Road Closures

To view the entire marathon race course click HERE
To view the entire 8K race course click HERE

Projected Runner Timelines

The below documents outline the expected runner timelines for each of the race distances.

Upcoming Community Awareness Meetings

Want to learn more about the Newport News One City Marathon?
Several community meetings will be held in the coming months to provide information about the race route, weekend activities, course preparations, and expected runner timelines as well as to discuss ways that you can get involved. Please join us and tell a friend.

February 9, 2017
South District Town Hall : Brittingham- Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Drive Newport News, VA 23601

February 21, 2017
Brittingham- Midtown Community Center Room 104
570 McLawhorne Drive Newport News, VA 23601

February 27, 2017
North District Town Hall: Midtown Community Center
15198 Warwick Blvd Newport News, VA 23608

If you have any questions please feel free to call The City of Newport News 311 Contact Center:

Phone: (757) 933-2311




7a.m. - 6p.m.

*Special Hours for Race Day (03.12.17)

6a.m. - 2.p.m.

As the event gets closer, updated information will be provided on message boards, street signs in designated areas and announcements on social media, NNTV and on the City’s website,