A Distance For Everyone
Half Marathon Course

The race takes place on the beautiful, historic New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University. The course goes through the several campuses offering great scenic views.

This course is 13.1 miles of collegiate beauty that will take your breath away. Rutgers University is one of the oldest, largest and most beautiful campuses in the country. The Unite NJ Half Marathon at Rutgers University does indeed unite runners of all abilities from elite to novice.

The point to point route passes by the recently renovated Rutgers Stadium, historic College Ave. Gym and finishes down College Avenue to thousands of fans!

Race the premier New Jersey half marathon!

Start Time: 8:00 am

8K Course

The 8k is 4.88 miles and runs the same course as the half marathon finishing down College Avenue to thousands of spectators!

Start Time: 8:15 am

Course Rules and Time Limits

  1. After March 1st all entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.
  2. You must be able to complete the half marathon in 3.5 hours or less.
  3. Race numbers are required to participate – no bandits please.
  4. All participants must sign the race waiver form.
  5. You must be at least 13 years old to participate.
  6. You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge.
  7. You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing tag.
  8. Coaches, baby-joggers, bikes, dogs, in-line skates, skateboards or dogs will not be allowed on the course.
  9. If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future CGI Racing.
Walkers Welcome

Please note – while all runners will be chip timed, the course cut off will be determined from the official start of the race or gun time.  We have factored in the time it will take for the last corrals to cross the start line. Please plan your training accordingly.

Race the NJ half marathon at Rutgers University
Postponed to April 2022

Kickoff your spring running season with the Scarlet Knight and thousands of fans cheering you down College Avenue!

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