The Gulf Beach Half Marathon is the most gorgeous and FLATTEST Half Marathon in Connecticut! Voted one of ACTIVE.COM’s “HALF MARATHONS TO DO”. Run along the beautiful beaches of Milford featuring the Silver Sands State Park Boardwalk. This is a PR Course like no other. Join us for our 5th Annual. The race sells out every year weeks before race day. There is race-day packet pick-up for pre-registered entrants. Register now and close out Summer with the best race in Connecticut! This is Half Marathon 3 in the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon Series. Race 1 is Savin Rock on 3/21/15, Race 2 is Hamden Hills on 5/30/15. Athletes who complete all 3 (Savin Rock Marathon and Half Marathon included) will be mailed a custom Shoreline Sharks Race Series Hoodie! Come and run the best 3 Races in Connecticut.
Official Facebook Race Page
Check the photos, the feedback and the BUZZ surrounding the race and RSVP while you are there. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/214435448672314/
Aid Stations stocked with Poland Spring Water, Gatorade Perform and GU at Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5 and 10.5.
Custom Finisher Medals.
Short Sleeve TECH shirts.
Exact timing using “transponder on the bib” by Last Mile Timing for Net time and Gun time.
Custom Pint Pilsners Awards for overall top 3 men and women as well as top 3 men and women in all 5-year age groups.
Post-race food by SUBWAY.
Great Goody Bags.
Plenty of Porto-Lets and REAL BATHROOMS!
- The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!
- On-course Social Media Tracking (Facebook and Twitter) and emailed results.
OPTIONAL Day-Before Packet Pick-up
On Friday, September 18, 2015 there will be an OPTIONAL early packet pick-up at TOTAL FITNESS EQUIPMENT 575 Boston Post Rd. Orange, CT. 06477 from 3:00pm-6:30pm.
Race-Day Packet Pick-up
Race Day packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish from 6:30am-7:30am: Gulf Beach Recreation Area 550 Gulf St. Milford, CT. 06460. Make sure you arrive with PLENTY of time to get your packet with your bib. The race will start at 8:00am promptly. Pleanty of parking in the lots or within 1/4 of a mile on local streets.
From the South: Take RT 95N to Exit 39A. Go Right off Exit and bare LEFT on CHERRY St. Follow Cherry about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf Street and follow to Gulf Beach. From the North: Take 95S to Exit 39A. Exit will merge you onto RT 1. Bare left at the fork to Cherry St. Follow Cherry Street about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf St and follow to Gulf Beach.
Event details and schedule
6:30am: Packet pick-up Starts
7:30am: Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
9:15am: First finishers
10:00am: Awards for those who finish in under 2 hours
10:30am: Awards for those who finish after 2 hours
11:30am: Final Finishers
11:45am: Last call for Awards
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed