-) 2017 Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K:
The 6th Annual Hamden Hills Half Marathon and 5K is being held on Saturday, May 20th as we move a week earlier and NOT on Memorial Day Weekend. Our Half Marathon course is challenging and picturesque as you run through the back country of Hamden. The course runs on the Rail-Trail for the first 2 miles and the last 2 miles offering a bit of flat ground to enjoy. This is the same course as last 2 year and is the best we have created here. The 5K is 100% on the rail-trail just like the last 2 years. Chip timed for accuracy, Short Sleeve Tech Race Shirts to all entrants (male and female cut) and Custom Finisher Medals for the Half Marathon. SUBWAY is providing the post-race food. Gatorade, GU and Poland Spring Water at all Aid Stations (Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5) Our new Real-Time system allows for award winners to get their award immediately after they finish. Just grab your race receipt from the timing table and bring it to the award table. Top 3 Overall (M&F) and in 10 year age divisions win a custom race pilsner.
Shoreline Sharks Races are all about the athlete's experience. We are runners too.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PARKING IN THE DUNKIN DONUTS, AMITY LIQUORS PARKING LOT.
Park in the Rail-Trail lot, Mt. Carmel Church lot or across the street in our new lot. Look for signs.
11/17/2016 - 4/20/2017
Half Marathon $60
4/21/2017 - 5/17/2017
Half Marathon $65
5/19/2017 - 5/20/2017 (In-Person Registration)
Half Marathon $70
If the race sells out there will be no race-day registration.
NO TRANSFERS and NO REFUNDS
Event details and schedule
The Half Marathon is Race 2 in the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon Streaker Series. Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon (4/1/2017) PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon (5/20/2017) PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon (9/16/2017) will be mailed a custom Race Series Hoodie FREE!
The Hamden Hills 5K is the first event in the Shoreline Sharks 5K Streaker Series! Finish Hamden Hills (5/20/2017), The Pirate Day 5K at Gulf Beach (6/11/2017) and The Savin Rock 5K (7/16/2017) to receive a FREE custom Long Sleeve Race Streaker Tech Shirt!
Want to DOUBLE STREAK? Do all (using the Hamden Hills Half Marathon to count for both Hamden races) and get both the Hoodie and Long Sleeve Tech!
From I-91: Take exit 10 (Rt 40 connector) to Rt 10 North (Whitney Ave) Make a left onto Sherman Ave. From Rt 15 (Merritt Parkway): Take exit 61, Rt 10 North (Whitney Ave) Go for 2.7 miles and turn left onto Sherman Ave. Turn LEFT into the Canal Rail-Trail Lot. THIS IS ALSO THE PLACE FOR RACE-DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Vnb7M
Optional Friday Packet Pick-Up and Day-Before Registration
Friday May 19th from 3:30-6:30pm
*You may pick up for other people if those people are notified in advance*
Packet pick-up and day-before-registration will be at The Multisports Academy 109 Sanford St. Hamden, CT. 06514 (203-691-7349)
Race-Day Registration & Packet Pick-up Saturday May 20th from 7:00-7:45am
Race Day Registration and packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish (see directions above.)
The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!
Half Marathon and 5K Maps
Click this link to see the Half Marathon course including elevation.
Click this link to see the 5K course including elevation.
7:00am: Registration and Packet Pickup opens
7:45am: Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
8:15am: 5K Starts
8:30am: First 5K finishers
9:15am: Last of the 5K finishers are in
9:20am: First finishers for the Half Marathon
11:30am: Final Finishers of the Half Marathon
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed
Central NYC Stadium