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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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May 22

Registration Now Open for 2018 One City Marathon

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 8:06 AM by Communications Department

The City of Newport News and Flat Out Events are excited to announce that the 4th Annual One City Marathon Weekend is taking place March 2 - 4, 2018. OCMStart_SCWe are thrilled to welcome back Newport News Shipbuilding as the presenting sponsor of the One City Marathon Weekend.

In addition to the marathon, the Marathon Relay, the Maritime 8k and the Nautical Mile Fun Run are all back as options on race day, Sunday, March 4. The weekend also includes a two-day Health and Wellness Expo presented by Riverside, the Family Fit and Fun Day on Saturday and the One City, One Celebration post-race festival on Sunday.

Registration for all the races opened on this past Friday! Early Bird Pricing ends Wednesday, May 31 and the first 100 registrants for the Marathon, Marathon Relay or Maritime 8K are entered in a drawing to win one of several One City prize packs!

The One City Marathon is a point to point course and has been certified as a Boston Marathon Qualifier. Despite the frigid temperatures, over 60 marathoners achieved qualifying times in 2017.

“Newport News Shipbuilding is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of the One City Marathon Weekend,” said Susan Jacobs, Newport News Shipbuilding’s vice president, human resources and administration. “The annual event is an opportunity for us to support and engage with our Newport News community and it underscores our wellness initiative that encourages a healthy lifestyle for our employees and their families.”

The weekend promotes community pride, encourages physical activity and gains positive exposure for Newport News. For more information about the One City Marathon, registration or just to learn more about the event, please check out the One City Marathon website.