BayPort Credit Union has joined the Newport News One City Marathon team as sponsor of the new half marathon race. The BayPort Credit Union One City Half Marathon debuts at the 2019 event and complements the other races, which include the marathon, marathon relay, 8K Run/Walk, and Nautical Mile Kids Fun Run. In addition to sponsoring the half marathon, BayPort will host pre-race popup community events geared toward fitness and financial wellness in months leading up to marathon weekend.
Stan Leicester, Interim CEO of BayPort Credit Union, said, “BayPort is excited to partner with the city of Newport News to introduce the BayPort Credit Union One City Half Marathon. Events like this show the community our support for physical and financial wellness.”
City Manager Cindy Rohlf said, “We are delighted to have BayPort on board as the sponsor of the new half marathon race. This sponsorship speaks to BayPort’s continued dedication to this community, and we are extremely fortunate to have BayPort as an active and engaged corporate citizen.”
The addition of a half marathon race comes at the request of runners. Registration is open for all races at www.OneCityMarathon.com.
About the Newport News One City Marathon:Presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, the fifth annual Newport News One City Marathon takes place Sunday, March 3, 2019. The marathon course runs the entire 26 mile length of the city, with Newport News Park as the setting for the start of the race and the Victory Arch in downtown serving as the finish line. Along the way, the certified course takes runners past various cultural amenities, educational institutions, businesses and neighborhoods. The marathon, which also offers a relay option, culminates at a One City, One Celebration event at Victory Landing Park as runners race through the finish line. In addition to the marathon, there is also an 8K Run/Walk and a Nautical Mile Kids Fun Run, and NEW for 2019 is a much requested half marathon race. Marathon weekend (March 1-3, 2019) also includes a Women’s Forum, a Health and Wellness Expo and other community focused events.