Race Details

The event kicks off with packet pickup at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 28th in Hampton Beach, NH. Both the half marathon and 5k start at 10 a.m.! Click a section below for more details.

The Course

Half Marathon

With an elevation gain of only 115 feet, the Hampton Half is one of the flattest, fastest and most scenic half marathons in New England, second only to the Smuttynose Rockfest Half in October!

The course begins at C Street and Ocean Boulevard with a loop around downtown Hampton Beach. 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 at the Start for a well-deserved celebration!

This course is very spectator friendly with great views of the runners at the Start, Mile 2, Mile 4, and at the Finish. 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 measured and certified by the USATF. Online interactive map: Click Here

The 5k Course

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, which means you'll be cheered on by spectators as you run beside the beautiful Atlantic ocean!

5k runners start alongside the half marathoners at 10 a.m. (they just get finished a little earlier)!

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup takes place inside the Ashworth By The Sea Hotel, 295 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842. on the morning of the race from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 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!

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/Finish is in front of the Ashworth By The Sea Hotel (the packet pickup location). Please arrive by 8 a.m. to ensure you have time to park, check-in, and stretch before the race begins at 10 a.m.


Your GPS should bring you straight down 101E to Ocean Boulevard. You can then turn right or left and find FREE parking at any of the state park beach lots a short walk from the Ashworth By The Sea Hotel.

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