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 with a new start and finish venue in 2021. Take on 13.1 or split the distance with a buddy in a 2-person relay.
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.
Give Back: Please help give back to the community that this event takes place in. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected at the packet pickups and on race day through the HMF Can drive, supported by Stop & Shop. The collection will benefit Jonnycake Center of Westerly, who provide food, clothing, educational, and financial assistance to those in need in the Westerly-Chariho area.
There are NO REFUNDS of registration fees, however, participants may choose to defer their race registration for any reason up to 14 days before the event. Policy Details
Effective May 18, 2021, per CDC guidance, face masks will not be required at outdoor events in Rhode Island. Keeping with state recommendations, runners, volunteers, spectators and staff will not be required to wear masks at any Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) event. We encourage those more comfortable wearing masks to continue to do so and urge unvaccinated participants attending HMF Events to wear a face mask for their own safety and for the safety of those who have vulnerable conditions or weakened immune systems.
HMF will continue to maintain safety protocols at all events, including hand washing and sanitizing stations, modified water distribution and spacing of start and finish areas to allow social distance.