When it comes to road racing, we are as ready as you are to get back to it. That’s why we are Virtual and Hopeful in 2021!

The HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon will be virtual November 1st – 14th and should conditions allow, we’ll have a live race on November 14.   

What makes our race so incredibly unique - our downtown start and finish and a course that captures all of Princeton - also complicates our ability to meet safety standards. We are working hard to figure it out!  Running 13.1 miles through the middle of Princeton requires coordination with multiple entities, now including state and local health officials. We are awaiting further evaluation by Princeton Township as it relates to the pandemic progress. Keep your fingers crossed! 



Participants who register for the 2021 Virtual Half Marathon and those who deferred in 2020 will be invited to upgrade their registration to the live event before the general public.



Complete your 13.1 miles at once or cumulatively between November 1st and November 14th.

Miles can be completed at any time during this period and at any place of your choosing.

Enjoy our interactive online results tracking that will virtually move you around the HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon course. 

Receive a commemorative medal, shirt, and bib - direct shipping included.

Secure the opportunity to upgrade to the live event before the general public. (Event pending Township approval)

Inclusive registration with male, female, and nonbinary gender options.


Registration Fee






This “Just RUN” event for all young people up to 18 years of age, rewards any distance run between November 1st and November 14th with a commemorative youth medal.

This is perfect way to make this a family or team event. 

Registration Fee

$25 when registering for just the Youth Run
$10 when purchased as an add on item to the Half Marathon





The HiTOPS Princeton Half is not only an awesome race, it is HiTOPS’ single largest fundraising event each year. Race proceeds and fundraising efforts go a long way to support the work we do with young people throughout New Jersey. Since its inception, the event has generated over $833,000 (net funds) for the organization. Every dollar raised and every registered participant matters. 


Raise $150 for HiTOPS

Simply add a HiTOPS fundraiser to your run when registering. With an easy-to-create personal fundraising page, you can help support HiTOPS while making your run even more meaningful! It's as simple as 15 friends each donating $10, then you can run for FREE via a registration refund.

Refer 5 Friends 


Training and running is more fun with friends! Get 5 friends to register using your unique registration link and you can run for FREE via a registration refund. 







Our unwavering commitment to today's youth translates into strong relationships, physical and emotional well-being, and inclusive communities.

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