While we can’t predict exactly what the next several months will bring, we’re going to do everything in our power to offer an event that lives up to the awesome beachy road race you know and love.

Planning is underway for a limited capacity this year. Registration is now open for the Half Marathon & 5K distances; guarantee a spot in the limited field with assurance that your registration investment is protected. Register now and you have until June 1 to request a 75% refund of your registration (less processing fees) if for any reason you decide not to participate in the September 12 event. Those registered early (by February 28) have until June 1 to request 100% refund.

The temporary refund policy gives you a safety net while race plans are developed that enable HMF to keep its non-profit operations viable. Hope for the best with confidence that HMF will be prepared for many iterations of what the future could bring. Please check back for regular updates.


A spectacular beach race featuring stunning views, the half marathon course runs along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI. The Surftown Half Marathon, presented by Westerly Hospital, is a fast and flat destination race.

The 5K race offers a 3.1 mile beach run to remember! The fast course runs through the Misquamicut beach community.

All participants earn a funky beach-themed finisher medal and a high quality short sleeve technical shirt.

Safety remains top priority, but there are so many details to be worked out that only time will bring definitive answers on. Expect staggered start waves determined by anticipated finish times. Course limits will need to adjust, everything from parking plans to pre-race prep areas will be overhauled. The packet pick-up process will be assessed in addition to roles of volunteers and opportunities for spectators.