HALF MARATHON

New enhancements in 2022! 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 just outside of the east end of Misquamicut State Beach on Atlantic Avenue. After the start, head west on Atlantic Avenue. (mile 1-2) 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 3 – 4). Soon you’ll gaze upon impressive Victorian summer homes, the majestic Ocean House and the quaint village of Watch Hill (mile 5) 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 6 – 7). Turn right on Bayberry and right on Maplewood, left on Atlantic and back through the heart of Misquamicut, well paved road along the beach (mile 8 – 10). Enter into Weekapaug where the course winds around the rocky coastline and through this picturesque beach community (mile 11). You head back on Atlantic Avenue for the last two miles to a glorious finish!

COURSE

Course Map

SOCIAL DISTANCE RACING:
HMF continues to closely monitor best safety practices for outdoor events and plan race details following state and local guidelines. If race modifications are required, details will be updated on site pages and via email to all registered participants.

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 1:06:46 – set by Louis Serafini in 2019
Female: 1:17:09 – set by Katie Edwards in 2014

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

RACE START

The race start will consist of one corral with “Self Seed” pace per mile signs to assist with participant spacing.

The start horn will go off at 7:30 am (10 minutes before the 5K). The Half Marathon will start at the east end of Misquamicut State Beach, on Atlantic Avenue.

PACE TEAMS

Learn more about ProHealth Physicians Pace Teams, a free service available to help athletes achieve their goal times. More…

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 – 12-14, and 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Female Age Group – 12-14, and 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Non-Binary More…
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in each Division
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE LIMITS

Course limit is 3 hours for the Surftown Half Marathon.  To finish within these time limits you must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mileMore…

COURSE SUPPORT

MARKINGS:

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks & timing mats at finish line and along the course

AMENITIES:

  • Hydration (Water & Nuun Sport Lemon Lime flavor):
    • Pre & Post Race / every 1 to 2 miles along the course
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Elongated water station layout to prevent participant congestion
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • GU Energy Gel
    • One location on course
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Portalets: Pre/Post Race & along the entire route
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at water stations along the course. 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.

Baby Jogger/Strollers are NOT permitted in the half marathon race but will be allowed in the 5K race, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

  • OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS

     
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