May – 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.
No Race Day registration.
This race is the host for the USA 20k Championship. Also have a 5k.
Great way to start labor day. Post race food and beer in on the green.
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.
Set for its 3rd annual running along Connecticut’s southeastern coast as summer is giving way to fall in 2013, Milford’s Gulf Coast Half Marathon & 5K takes runners on an out-and-back tour of this stretch of the Long Island Sound, from Milford Harbor and Gulf Pond to Silver Sands State Park, and down to Cedar Beach and back.
The entire course is basically fast and flat all the way from the starting line at the Gulf Beach Recreational Area along Gulf Street in Milford, to the turnaround point at Cedar Beach. With the exception of stretches along the first couple of miles, which unfold along the city streets that surround Milford Harbor, most of the rest of the race lies right along the coastline, giving runners views of the Long Island Sound for most of the race.
Runners will get to run across part of the newly constructed boardwalk in Silver Sands State Park, which connects the park with nearby Walnut Beach. There is also a second detour away from the coastline at just before the mid-way point of the race, as runners head off Seaview Avenue and onto 5th Avenue and then Milford Point Road, before re-joining Seaview for the remainder of the way to the turnaround point.
Once runners reach Cedar Beach, they then head back northeast along Seaview, all the way back toward Milford along the route they’ve just run, where they’ll cross the finish line back on Gulf Street. The starting time for the half marathon is scheduled for 8:00 AM, followed by those running the 5K at 8:15 AM.