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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 01

Marathon Week- Newport News Shipbuilding

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 11:28 AM by Communications Department

3-1 NNS videoTomorrow marks the beginning of One City Marathon Weekend so today, we bring you our final spotlight of the week! Newport News Shipbuilding is this year’s One City Marathon Presenting Sponsor and has been every year since the first marathon in 2015. We greatly value their partnership and continued support which ensure that the marathon is able to take place.  The fact that their employees enjoy participating is icing on the cake! 

This Sunday, numerous shipyard employees, from nuclear engineers to apprentices, are trading their normal footwear for running shoes. There are a variety of reason why they run.  Some run for their family or family members, others run for specific causes like Veteran’s Awareness or to get healthier.  Whatever reason they run, they have fun.  Whether it’s seeing parts of the city at eye level, challenging themselves or challenging each other, participating in the One City Marathon has made a difference in their lives. Click the video to hear what motivates them to compete and why they love the One City Marathon. 

To learn more about how you can get involved with the race visit Online registration is now closed but if you still want to sign up, registration is available at the Health and Wellness Expo on Friday and Saturday as well as race morning. Check back tomorrow for an overview of all of the weekend’s events!