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Jersey City Hillers VIRTUAL Fatass Marathon and Half Marathon Course Challenges.

November 27, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

These are virtual races that can only be run on our courses. You cannot use another route in its place.

Please REGISTER at https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/JERSEYCITY/JerseyCityHillersMarathonfatassandHalfMarathonChallenges

You have from Black Friday, November 27th, to Sunday December 6th to complete a course.

– We have updated both courses on MapMyRun which you can download.
– They are not USATF certified courses, so they are not EXACT as far as the half and full marathon distance goes.
– We also have new very detailed turn by turn instructions below. It is recommended that you carry them on your run.
– If you want to qualify for a medal (yes we will have our wonderful metal keys again), you will need to email your results from Strava, Garmin, or another similar service with a map to [masked] so we know that you ran the official course.
– If you do not email us a link to your results and map, you can take a photo of your watch, or screenshot of your phone, and we will record your finish time, but we will not place you or award a medal.
– You must NOT stop your watch if you are caught at a light – Our course records are legit for these courses, including stops. We will use the “total elapsed time” from your run tracking service to determine your official time and placement.
– You must wear masks on the course whenever near anyone.
– You must sign our waiver which includes COVID information.
– You must pay attention to all traffic signs – For those who have done our course before, you know how tricky our course is, be careful!
– Optionally you can email us the date and time when you will run–we may show up to cheer you in.

Our Half Marathon Course.

Half marathon course: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3420629224

Link to Turn By Turn Instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sxZbR8iDa214p6MW2mF8Eq3-24xtWCcH/view?usp=sharing

Our half course is a half marathon length. You will have a good shot at a course PR, especially if it is your first time, but you will probably NOT have your PR for a half marathon–unless it is your first.

You will climb 1,137′ of elevation, some steep hills.

You will have amazing views of Manhattan and see Jersey City’s fab Bear Mural.

There are Tiger Mart convenience stores listed in our directions, and there are gas stations along the route.

The course records are:

Alessandro Cardito 1:33:36 (M) Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sarah Schillaci 1:37:04 (F) Sunday, December 2, 2018

Full Course – Marathon
Full course: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3423260443

Link to Turn By Turn Instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lDbcL4_lIsfVkVbUhxrx6nwQDRE2o9A-/view?usp=sharing

Our full course is Marathon length (close enough for a fatass). We are challenging our friends to run our full route. You will have a good shot at a course PR, but you will probably NOT have your PR for a marathon–unless it is your first.

You will climb 2,701′ of elevation, some very steep hills.

You will have amazing views of Manhattan, Jersey City’s fab Bear Mural, the Weehawken Cliffs (Hamilton duel fame) and turning around in James Braddock Park (Cinderella Man fame).

Our course has lots and lots of turns. We need you to be super careful when crossing the roads, some are one way, and a lot are busy, so please obey the traffic signals. Be aware you will NOT make the full course without getting stuck at least one light!

The course records are:

Jason Teran 3:27:21 (M) Sunday, December 1, 2019
Jing Leong 6:01:50 (F) Sunday, December 1, 2019


November 27, 2020
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Enos Jones Park
8th Street and Division Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States