A spectacular beach race featuring stunning views! The redesigned half marathon course runs into the pristine neighborhoods of Watch Hill first before entering Weekapaug and running along the coastline and through the picturesque beach community. The Surftown Half Marathon, presented by Westerly Hospital, is a destination race not to miss, with additional distance options available.
The 2-person relay gives runners a chance to experience part of the awesome Surftown Half course split with a buddy for 5.1 mile and 8 mile legs. Relay participants exchange within walking distance of the pre/post-race area.
The 5K race offers a 3.1 mile beachy run to remember! The flat and fast course travels out-and-back along Winnapaug Pond and the Misquamicut beach community and starts shortly after the 13.1 mile race kicks off.
All participants earn a funky beach-themed finisher medal, a high quality short sleeve technical shirt and a post-race party by the beach with a variety of fresh food and NEW in 2023, a complimentary ice-cold beer from Grey Sail Brewing (21+ w/ID only).
NEW in 2023 – Take on the Crabby Challenge! Run any distance at the Surftown Half Marathon in addition to any distance at the Mystic Half Marathon & 10K on May 21 and at the L+M Hospital Summer Stride 5K & 10K on July 15 to earn the special Crabby Challenge medal. DETAILS
Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit Jonnycake Center of Westerly. Jonnycake Center provides food, clothing, educational and financial assistance to those in need in the Westerly-Chariho area.