New Start/Finish in 2021! Breathtaking! Flat! Scenic! Did we mention gorgeous? We are thrilled to present our oceanfront half marathon course with a few updates. We know you will love it as much as we do!
Race start is outside of the Westerly Town Beach on Atlantic Avenue. After the start, head east on Atlantic, which is a straight, well paved road along the beach (mile 1 -2). Turn right to Weekapaug where the course winds around the rocky coastline and through this picturesque beach community (mile 3). You head back on Atlantic Avenue, right past the starting line where your cheering fans keep your spirits soaring (mile 4 – 5). A right onto Maplewood, left onto Bayberry and right onto Oceanview Highway (mile 6) takes you past summer cottages and north to Shore Road. Left onto Shore Road for a stunning waterfront tour as you make your way to Watch Hill (mile 7 – 8). Soon you gaze upon impressive Victorian summer homes, the majestic Ocean House and the quaint village of Watch Hill (mile 9) with our perennial favorite restaurant, the Olympic Tea Room. Heading east out of Watch Hill on Oceanview Highway, you will devour a breathtaking trek along oceanfront marshes, stunning homes and the Misquamicut Golf Course (mile 10 – 11). Turn right on Bayberry and right on Maplewood for the last mile to a glorious finish back on Atlantic Avenue (mile 12 – 13). Gorgeous!