The Margarita Half Marathon & 5K kicks off with packet pickup at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 19 at Lowes on Portsmouth Ave – Rt. 33. The race starts at 8 a.m. and the party goes through the morning! Click a section below for more details.
Packet pick-up will be held at Lowes of Portsmouth on the morning of the race from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. where you’ll receive your bib and commemorative race tee. As always, runners receive a medal at the finish line. Shirts won’t be mailed out after the event if you don’t pick yours up, so don’t oversleep! Note, to get back to your car after the race there will be a Shuttle bus leaving every 5 minutes.
Jump into fall on this beautiful rural course that runs on the outskirts of Portsmouth and through the historic towns of Greenland and Newington!
The Margarita Half features a gently rolling, scenic, and relatively easy course. The race course is revised slightly this year. The new course starts at the Lowes parking lot and makes a loop around a Portsmouth Avenue neighborhood. Then it heads out onto Newington Road with views of the Great Bay Estuary and pastoral farm fields. As you cross the town border into Newington, you experience the serenity of the Great Bay National Wildlife preserve before coming into the village area where you run by centuries-old stone walls and cemeteries. At the turn around you will be treated to views of the Newington Historic district complete with the Old Town Hall. Next you will high five your friends on the out and back section and retrace your steps back to the finish. The 5K starts in the same place as the half marathon, and both races run together until 3.1 miles where the 5K finishes at the Portsmouth Mercedes Benz.
The Half course is measured up to USATF specifications. Click here for the MapMyRun course map.
Join us after the race on the lawn at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth for an after party featuring margaritas, beer from Smuttynose Brewing Company, burritos and refreshing Hint Water! The best part? Everything is included with your registration!
Directions & Parking
Park near the Target store which is next to Lowe’s in the same shopping plaza. (Look for Event Parking signs.) Registration, parking and the race start is at Lowe’s in Greenland on Rt. 33. (1440 Greenland Road, Greenland, NH 03840). IMPORTANT PARKING NOTE: there is no parking at the finish area dealership or on adjacent roads, but there will be plenty of FREE parking at Lowe’s After you finish there is a FREE shuttle from the finish to Lowe’s.