Gulf Beach Half Marathon

  Start time: 8:00 AM
  Milford, CT
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  • 21.1K / 13.1M (Half Marathon) — Road Run


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 out-n-back PR Course like no other. Join us for our 7th Annual. The race sells out every year at 700 and there is NO race day registration. There is race-day packet pick-up for pre-registered entrants. 3:30 time limit. Register now and close out Summer with the best race in Connecticut!

This is Race 3 in the Shoreline Sharks Streaker Series. Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon (4/1) PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon (5/20) PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon (9/16) will be mailed a custom Hoodie FREE!

Aid Stations stocked with Poland Spring Water, Gatorade 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” for Net time and Gun time

Emails with all your finisher info sent that day inlcuding the half-way split.
Custom Awards for overall top 3 men and women as well as top 3 men and women in all 5-year age groups. Awards given immediately so no need to stick around all day. All athletes get a Race Receipt. If you are in the top 3, come to the award table. Yes!

Post-race food by SUBWAY plus bagels and bananas.

Professional photography by J Macht Photography.

Plenty of Porto-Lets and REAL BATHROOMS!

The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!

Day-Before Packet Pick-up
On Friday, September 15, 2017 there will be an OPTIONAL early packet pick-up at Multisports Academy (new this year) 109 Sanford St. Hamden, CT. 06514 from 3:30pm-6:30pm.
If the race does not sell out, there will be registration on Friday. Last year the race sold out before Friday and many people regretted not registering early.
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 shirt and bib. The race will start at 8:00am promptly.

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
Pricing Structure:
12/1/2016 - 5/31/2017
Half Marathon $60

6/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
Half Marathon $65

9/1/2017 - 9/12/2017
Half Marathon $70

3:30 Half Marathon Time Limit. This is a 16 minute oer mile pace.

Race-day Schedule
6:30am: Packet pick-up Starts
7:30am: Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
9:15am: First finishers
11:30am: Final Finishers
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed

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