Race Details

The event kicks off on Sunday, March 6th in Hampton Beach, NH with both the half marathon and 5k starting at 10:00am. Click a section below for more details.

The Course

Half Marathon

Start Time: 10:00am

The course begins on the beach at Hampton Beach State park - at low tide.  You will run about 1/2 mile on the beach on hard packed sand then run out of the Hampton Beach parking lot onto Ocean Boulevard. It then heads north right along the Atlantic Ocean and turns inland for a loop on tree-lined roads before coming back out to the ocean at Mile 10. It finishes with a three-mile stretch along the beach, ending back by the Beach between A and B Streets for a well-deserved post-race snack!

All miles are marked with mile markers and all corners have at least one arrow. Race marshals and police will be stationed at any confusing corners.

The course is not measured and certified but it is 13.1 miles.

5k

Start Time: 10:00am

The Hampton 5k is one of the most scenic road races in New England! The course is comprised of the first 3.1 miles of the half marathon course. The course now begins on the beach at Hampton Beach State park - at low tide.  You will run about 1/2 mile on the beach on hard packed sand then run out of the Hampton Beach parking lot onto Ocean Boulevard and finish on the Boulevard between the A and B street signs.

Course Map (Coming Soon)

Packet Pickup


Packet pickup takes place outside at the Hampton Beach State Park on the morning of the race where you'll receive your bib and quarter-zip! As always, half marathon participants will get their medals at the finish line. Shirts won't be mailed out after the event if you don't pick yours up, so don't oversleep!

Packet Pickup & Start Address:
Ashworth by the Sea
295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH 03842

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Looking to give back? The Hampton Rotary will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to five pantries around Hampton. Bring two or more items and we'll give you a gift (while supplies last) as our thanks for your generosity! Please see the list below for accepted food items.

The After-Party

All runners will be treated to craft beer from our friends at Smuttynose (21+), steaming hot soup (both minestrone and chicken noodle), and an assortment of healthy snacks after the race! The best part? Everything is included with your registration!

Directions & Parking

The Start is on the beach at the Hampton Beach State Park (the packet pickup location). 

Parking will be at this park, or any legal spot along Ocean Boulevard.


Lodging

Ashworth by the Sea
295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH 03842

Rooms are only $109 plus tax the Saturday before the race with code Hampton Half! Both king and double queen rooms with balcony and side view of the ocean are available!

Office: 603-929-7382
https://www.ashworthhotel.com/

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Ready To Run?

Reserve your spot today at New Hampshire's best half marathon & 5k!