May 25, 2019

8th Annual Hamden Hills Half Marathon & Flat 5K

May 25, 2019 Rail-Trail Parking Lot • 245 Sherman Ave. HamdenCT  06518 View Map Organized by Shoreline Sharks

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About this event

May 25, 2019

Rail-Trail Parking Lot

245 Sherman Ave. HamdenCT  06518
View Map

The 8th Annual Hamden Hills Half Marathon and Flat 5K is being held on Saturday, May 25th (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, shady ground to enjoy.

The 5K is 100% on the rail-trail for a flat and fast finish.


  • Chip timed for accuracy
  • Half-Way chip mat for Mile 6.65 Split
  • Porto-Lets at the Start/Finish, Miles 4.5 and 8.5
  • Short Sleeve Men's and Women's Cut Tech Race Shirts to all entrants
  • Custom Finisher Medals for the Half Marathon
  • Bananas and Fresh Bagels 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. Results are immediatley emailed to you and also streaming on-line
  • Top 3 Overall (M&F) and in Age Groups: Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+ win a custom race pilsner.
  • Professional photos by J Macht Photography

Pricing Structure:
10/17/2018 - 2/25/2019
Half Marathon $60
5K $25

3/26/2019 - 5/22/2019
Half Marathon $65
5K $30

5/24/2019 - 5/25/2019 (In-Person Registration)
Half Marathon $70
5K $35


You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 4/30/2018 for $10. You do this through

You may DEFER your entry to the 2020 Hamden Hills Race until 4/30/2019 for $10. You do this by emailing The $10 will be due in 2020 at registration where you will register in-person.

NO REFUNDS and NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not email asking for an exception.

  • The Hamden Hills Half Marathon is Race 2 in the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon Streaker Series.  Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon (3/23/2019) PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon (5/25/2019) PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon (9/14/2019) will be mailed a custom Race Series Hoodie FREE!
    3-Half Marathon Single Entry Click Here: Register for the 3-Half Marathon Series and save 15%

  • The Hamden Hills Flat 5K is Race 2 in the Shoreline Sharks 5K Streaker Series!  Finish Savin Rock 5K (5/11/2019), Hamden Flat 5K (5/25/2019) and The Gulf Beach 5K (6/8/2019) to receive a FREE custom Long Sleeve Race Streaker Tech Shirt!
    3-5K Race Seies Click Here: Register for the 3-5K Series and save $10

  • 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!  The Golden Ticket is the way to go.

    Golden Ticket (All 2019 Races) Click Here: 
    Register for ALL of the 2019 Sharks Races and save 20% 


Event details and schedule


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. 
Google Map Link:

Optional Friday Packet Pick-Up and Day-Before Registration
Friday May 24th 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) DRIVE ALL THE WAY BACK.

Race-Day Registration & Packet Pick-up Saturday May 25th 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.

Raceday Schedule:
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



Air Travel
Hamden, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (46 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (85 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (79 miles away) both in Queens, NY.  Bradley will be MUCH easier to fly through and travel to and from the race venue, but the tickets may be more expensive.

The best and closest hotels to stay in for the Hamden Hills Half Marathon are:

Whitney Inn & Suites (Half a mile from the race venue)
3400 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518
Phone (203) 288-2505

Clarion Hotel & Suites  (3 Miles from the race venue)
2260 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518
Phone (203) 288-3831

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