New York Road Runners to Host Inaugural NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K in Jersey City on May 4

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Michelob ULTRA will host THE ULTRA CLUB post-race celebration area and other sponsor activations throughout Jersey City

New York, April 24, 2019 – New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization and organizer of the TCS New York City Marathon, today announced that the inaugural NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K in Jersey City will take place on May 4. The event is expected to host more than 5,000 runners and up to 1,000 kids for a unique and festive experience for runners and their families.

“At New York Road Runners, we are inspired to continually grow our impact and offerings to best serve the running community, and we are thrilled to be adding a race in Jersey City,” said Michael

Capiraso, president and CEO, New York Road Runners. “The NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K is a great addition to our current New Jersey running opportunities that include free youth and community

“We’re proud to host the state’s first-ever New York City Marathon qualifier right here in Jersey City,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop. “Over the last several weeks, NYRR positively engaged our City, bringing together runners of all ages in active and healthy ways to build an even bigger running community. I hope we can eventually turn this into the largest 5K in the nation.”

Prior to the race, Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR’s free youth running program and events platform, will host youth races starting at 3:00 p.m. featuring three stages for various ages and abilities. Additionally, Rising New York Road Runners will host a fitness festival from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. featuring fun activities for the entire family including an activation from the New Jersey Devils.

The NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K starts at 5:00 p.m. and the post-race celebration continues until 8:30 p.m. featuring food trucks, live music, and games and activities. Michelob ULTRA will serve as the exclusive beer sponsor and will host THE ULTRA CLUB, which features the ULTRA Run Mobile Unit and the ULTRA Pure Gold Camper. Leading up to the race, Michelob ULTRA will host onsite activations and free giveaways around Jersey City. The following locations will be participating on the following dates:

• April 25, 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Dorrian's Red Hand (555 Washington Blvd.)
• April 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Buddy Who's (247 Washington St.)
• April 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Grove Corner Bar (116 Newark Ave.)

The NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K will take runners on a tour of downtown Jersey City highlighting local businesses, City Hall, and views of the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan. The start and finish line are located on Washington Street just north of the Newport Parkway. NYRR partnered with the LeFrak Organization, Newport Associates Development Company, and the city of Jersey City to organize a new race and to develop a strategic plan to engage the local community through health and fitness activities. NYRR is has built year-round programs to serve residents and runners of all ages and abilities. Earlier this month, the organization launched NYRR Open Run at Lincoln Park, the first Open Run located outside New York City. Through this initiative, NYRR works with community leaders and volunteers to bring free weekly runs to neighborhood parks. 

Additionally, NYRR will grow Rising New York Road Runners in New Jersey. To date, there are nearly 20 schools served in New Jersey. In 2019, NYRR will increase its youth efforts throughout the state
for the next generation to live healthier lives.

For more information and register for the race, please visit NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K.

About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s
commitment to the New York City area features races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit

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