For the first time since 2017, New Jersey’s capital city will host a half marathon race this year.

UPDATE (2/19/2020): NYCRUNS has announced the date of the race has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. See this post for an update.

NYCRUNS has added a Trenton Half Marathon to its 2020 race calendar. The race is scheduled to take place 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, and will start and finish in the front of the State House on West State Street.

As with the old Trenton Half Marathon, which was run by a different race organizer from 2012-2017, the preliminary course features a “Delaware Double-Cross” with runners crossing the Delaware River from Trenton to Morrisville, Pa., via the Lower Trenton (aka, “Trenton Makes”) Bridge, and then returning to Trenton via the Calhoun Street Bridge. The proposed course then heads up Route 29 and eventually through historic Cadwalader Park before coming down West State Street back to the finish line.

Screen Shot 2020-01-09 at 9.43.56 AMPreliminary course map for NYCRUNS 2020 Trenton Half Marathon (NYCRUNS)

With its May 9 date, this race is perfect for those who miss out on the lottery for the Broad Street Run in Philly the previous weekend, or for those like me who will be doing both races. The previous incarnation took place in the fall and often competed for runners with the nearby Princeton Half Marathon and the NYC Marathon.

For more information and to sign up, visit the race site at NYCRUNS. Registration is just $65 through January 14.

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