Starting at the Greater Boston Running Company, this route is a hilly loop.
This moderately hilly 5.4 mile route takes you around the south side of Newburyport. The first mile runs along the Merrimack River as you head south on Water Street. You’ll hit your first major hill on Rolfe Lane, while the route takes you out of town. The run rolls along the countryside for several miles before heading back into town, passing the First Parish Burial Ground just after 4 miles. You’ll head north on Federal Street, and lean forward for the final half mile, as the run drops nearly 43 feet where it ends back at the doorstep of the Greater Boston Running Company.
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