The 20th Annual Direct Edge Newport Liberty Half Marathon was held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Jersey City, N.J. The popular half marathon drew a large field with 2696 finishers who made their way through an awesome scenic course which featured spectacular views of the New York City skyline. . According to one of the organizers, Elizabeth Walden, “the race also attracted a substantial crowd to Newport; family, friends and more lined up along the Hudson River waterfront to celebrate and cheer on the runners all along the way.”
The weather certainty cooperated with a cool crisp fall morning at the 8:30 a.m. start with temperatures barely in the 60’s. The sun shined bright offering amazing vistas of the NYC skyscrapers to include the Empire State Building and the new World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) building. It had rained earlier in the morning making for some slick conditions but it did not affect the top runners who put in some impressive times.