April – September 2015
Running – in the first ever Mystic Half Marathon and 10K.
Experience 13.1 mystical miles past historic tall ships, through charming downtown and along the scenic shoreline.
Like Mystic itself, this event promises to quickly become a true New England classic.
The Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon is a scenic two-loop course which begins and ends in the center of Simsbury. Runners will enjoy the picturesque course along the Farmington River and the farmlands of Simsbury. The charming town center is loaded with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants.
Come see for yourself why the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon was selected as one of Bart’s Favorite Picks in Runner’s World.
The Aqua/Bike event will run simultaneously with the triathlon on the same swim & bike course. The duathlon starts with a 4.5K run and then joins the triathlon’s bike course and finishes with a 10K run. Celebratory food and drink top off race day.
Full details on the HMF site.
Swim: 1/2 mile point-to-point course in Niantic Bay, an ocean bay with no waves or strong currents. Swim waves do not exceed 100 people and we offer a special wave for first timers.
Bike: 12-mile loop through scenic East Lyme with water views and shaded streets. Long straightaways along flat, sea level roads make this course popular with both experienced riders and beginners.
Run: 3.2-mile distance takes place completely along the oceanfront area lined with cheering spectators. A spectacular beach finish caps off a perfect race. A heartfelt thank you to the volunteers and sponsors who brave the early morning hours to support the athletes.
The Niantic Bay Triathlon is a great destination race. Click here to see why Niantic was recently named the first ”Fan Favorite” at the Connecticut Conference on Tourism Industry Forum.
More info on the HMF site.
The Women’s Triathlon is a sprint distance tri, conducted in a friendly non-intimidating environment, and caters to women of all abilities and ages. Participants will swim 1/2 mile in Dunning Lake at Winding Trails, then cycle 12 miles through the quiet roads of Farmington and Avon and finish with a flat 5K run on the shaded, wide dirt trails in Winding Trails.
If you’ve never participated in a triathlon, this Women’s Triathlon is for you. Come along and experience a supportive and friendly environment for beginners and competition for the experienced triathletes.
Details and registration info at the HMF site.
Running along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI, the Surftown Half Marathon is a spectacular beach run featuring stunning ocean views! Fast and flat, the 13.1 mile course is a great destination race!
Not up for the challenge of the half marathon? Try out the 5K! A fast 5K run through the Misquamicut beach community.