ROCKY NECK ROAD 5K

The following information below applies to participants in the Rocky Neck Road 5K, but course details, description, and amenities are applicable to 30K relay and solo participants.

The flat Rocky Neck Road 5K begins near the western edge of Rocky Neck State Park heading east along the park’s major roadway toward the main entrance. The course then hooks back along the seasonal “campers only” road, but not before making a short loop through a section of the park’s campgrounds. The course features beautiful views of the Bride Brook marsh and a picturesque finish* on the front lawn of the Ellie Mitchel Pavilion overlooking Long Island Sound.

*Note: 30K participants will complete the road portion of the event at the exchange zone, adjacent to the pre/post race area.

COURSE

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 21:11 – set by Kevin Guaman in 2023
Female: 23:23 – set by Caitlin Holmquist in 2023

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
Click here for more details.

COURSE PREVIEW

RACE START

The race will start at the western edge of Rocky Neck State Park adjacent to the pre-race area on the park’s main roadway, heading east.

The 30K & Trail 5K will start in separate locations and begin at different times, see RACE DAY page for more details.

ROAD 5K DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 9 & under, and 10-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 10-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Nonbinary/Genderqueer More…

  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
  • All awards based on gun time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE SUPPORT

MARKINGS:

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs

AMENITIES:

  • Hydration (Water & Nuun Sport)
    • Pre/Post Race & Mile 1.5
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • Portalets: Pre/Post Race
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at the water station. More…

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

While we do allow baby jogger/strollers in this event, participants must follow the stroller policy detailed HERE.

OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS