Surftown Half Marathon Race Review

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Surftown Half Marathon boasts magnificent ocean views from along Watch Hill and Weekapaug beach neighborhoods, providing runners with a fast 13.1-mile course for an exciting destination race experience!

No matter your running ability or experience level, this race will make for a fun weekend of running with family or friends! Don’t miss this fantastic race!

1. 13.1 miles

Surftown Half Marathon provides spectacular beaches and breathtaking oceanfront views to make this race truly special! This fast and flat 13.1 mile course travels along Misquamicut Beach, Watch Hill and Weekapaug streets along their oceanfront streets; live entertainment will accompany pace teams along a well-marked course, featuring timing clocks, fluid stations and support.

Running starts and finishes near Misquamicut State Beach’s entrance and participants will spend much of the race in Weekapaug, Rhode Island – its picturesque coastal town offering ample photo opps. In addition, runners will pass through Watch Hill with its dramatic coast, before following Atlantic Avenue south of Westerly for an out-and-back run along this course.

If 13.1 miles are too much of an undertaking for you, Surftown 5K provides an exciting 3.1 mile beachy run! Starting and finishing in the same location as the half marathon, runners earn a funky beach-themed medal, high quality short sleeve technical shirt, as well as access to our post-race party with delicious fresh food!

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2. 5K

Location: New England Beach Community Directed by one of the nation’s premier event management teams

The newly revised 13.1 mile route takes runners through the picturesque neighborhoods of Watch Hill and Weekapaug before looping back around Misquamicut State Beach and oceanfront streets in this spectacular beach community. A fun 5K beach run follows shortly after the half marathon course starts, giving participants an exciting beach-themed medal, technical shirt with short sleeve sleeves, race swag as well as 2-person relay option to share Surftown Half.

3. Relay

Surftown Half Marathon is an incredible beach race that boasts breathtaking ocean views. This 13.1 mile event runs along Misquamicut State Beach and neighborhood streets in Watch Hill and Weekapaug for an easy, fast course – an ideal race destination!

Hartford Marathon Foundation, one of the top event management teams in the country, organizes this race which offers all of the small town charm a runner could want. Perfect for beginners or returning after an extended hiatus from road racing; scheduled mid September ensures there will be ample parking spaces and few crowds on race day!

Run Ottawa Member Coordinator Lisa Georges took part in her inaugural relay event this year and was immediately taken with it. “I love that this allows people to run their dream distance safely and comfortably while having someone running with them who will support and celebrate each milestone along their journey,” she says.

Surftown’s 2-person Relay offers you and a friend the chance to experience its course together, with one exchange zone located within walking distance of both pre and post race areas. Furthermore, this event runs simultaneously with the half marathon on exactly the same course!

Participants of the relay receive an exciting beach-themed medal and high quality short sleeve technical shirt of high quality, made in America. Additionally, team members registering together can receive a discount. Registration closes February 29th so don’t wait!

4. Post-Race Party

Enjoy sports massages, fresh food options, and an awards ceremony at this scenic oceanside destination race. Each participant receives a custom short-sleeve tech shirt as well as an adorable beach finisher’s medal to remember their experience by.

The revamped half marathon course invites runners into the picturesque neighborhoods of Watch Hill and Weekapaug before following Misquamicut Beach along its beautiful coast. Experience Surftown half marathon with a friend by splitting its 13.1 mile distance into two legs of 5.1 and 8 miles each.

This flat destination race is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to up their running game, improve their personal record or participate in their first half marathon! Plus, it serves as an excellent training race for anyone considering entering one of the Hartford Marathon Foundation Big Time races.

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