NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Sign-ups for Newport News’ One City races – the marathon, half-marathon, 5K and mile fun run – are now open.

The race weekend will be March 3-5.

People can prepare with Marathon Mondays, which started Jan. 9 with free wellness activities for the family, and will continue on Mondays through Feb. 27.

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The One City Marathon is in its ninth year, and is a point-to-point marathon option for runners in the Hampton Roads region. It’s a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

The weekend starts with packet pickup from noon to 7 p.m. March 3 at the Holiday Inn at 980 Omni Blvd.. The Maritime 5K race begins at 8 a.m. March 4 at City Center, and the Nautical Mile Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

There will be a One City celebration from 8 a.m. until noon at Tradition Brewing Company at 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., with packet pickup for the marathon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 980 Omni Blvd.

The One City Marathon and relay begins at 7 a.m. March 5 at Newport News Park at 2400 Washington Ave., and the half-marathon also begins at 7 a.m. at Menchville High School.

The One City celebration will be from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at The Yard District – 23rd St.