The Rocky Neck Runfest combines three different race opportunities in one incredible venue along the beach and trails of Rocky Neck State Park. Explore the natural beauty on well-marked roads and trails, including the Bride Brook salt marsh, the historic stone Ellie Mitchell Pavilion and the Four Mile River tidal area. Ideally set up in a central location with high-energy atmosphere for relay exchanges, participants and spectators can gather, cheer, refuel and easily access the nearby finish line. The post-race party is one not to be missed with live music, hot bRUNch, and incredible camaraderie.
Choose an adventure:
- Rocky Neck Relay: Each member of the 3-person team takes on one road 5K and one trail 5K with a break in between rotations. A centrally located exchange zone lets team members relax, refuel and cheer others when not in their run rotation. All teams cross the finish line by the beach.
- Rocky Neck 30K: Solo adventure with 5K rotations of road and trail courses for a total of six legs, approximately 18.6 miles. The early spring adventure will test endurance with a beautiful, challenging trail venue complimented with the road course in and around the campground area.
- Rocky Neck 5K, trail OR road: Both offer picturesque views of Rocky Neck State Park and a stunning finish overlooking beautiful Long Island Sound. The trail 5K is part of the USATF-CT Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) race series.
All participants will earn a long sleeve technical shirt and custom designed finisher medal.
NEW IN 2024: Take on the Spring Hustle to enjoy some extra motivation through the season! Choose the distances to personalize a challenge plan and achieve three race finishes in this new challenge (walker-friendly!). Start with the Middletown 5K or 10K on April 7, then choose any distance in Rocky Neck on April 21; and at the UConn Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on June 1 to crush the Spring Hustle and earn the special finisher medal. DETAILS
RUN FOR GOOD
The charity partner for this event is Operation Paws on the Ground. Consider making a donation or run, walk or volunteer with their group and join them in their mission to support the beneficial bond between veterans and canines. DETAILS