Gulf Beach Half Marathon
Saturday September 14, 2019
The Gulf Beach Half Marathon is the most gorgeous and FLATTEST Half Marathon in Connecticut!
Voted one of ACTIVE.COM’s “HALF MARATHONS TO DO”.
Run along the beautiful beaches of Milford featuring the Silver Sands State Park Boardwalk. This is a PR Course like no other. Join us for our 9th Annual. There is day-before registration and packet pick-up PLUS race-day registration and packet pick-up for pre-registered entrants and race-day entry. Register now and close out Summer with the best race in Connecticut!
Official Facebook Race Page
Check the photos, the feedback and the BUZZ surrounding the race and RSVP while you are there.
Aid Stations stocked with Poland Spring Water, Gatorade and GU at Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5 and 10.5.
Custom Finisher Medals.
Men's and Women's cut Short Sleeve Tech T-Shirts.
Exact timing using “transponder on the bib” at the start, half-way and finish. Net time and gun time.
There is a Mile 6.65 (Half way) timing split too.
Results emailed that day. Grab your "Race Receipt" when you finish with all of your stats and see if you won an award
Custom Awards for overall top 3 men and women as well as top 3 men and women in all 5-year age groups up to 80+. 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. Get your award immediately with your Finisher Receipt. If it says Top 3 just go to the award table. No need to wait around!
Post-race food: bagels and bananas.
Professional photography by J Macht Photography
Plenty of Porto-Lets and REAL BATHROOMS!
The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!
Day-Before Registration and Packet Pick-up
On Friday, September 13, 2019 there will be an OPTIONAL early packet pick-up and registration at The Multisports Academy 109 Sanford St. Hamden, CT. 06514 from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
DRIVE ALL THE WAY BACK. LAST UNIT IN RIGHT BUILDING. WE SHUT DOWN AT 6:00PM SHARP!
Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up
Race Day registration and packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish from 6:30am-7:30am: Gulf Beach Recreation Area 550 Gulf St. Milford, CT. 06460. Make sure you arrive with PLENTY of time to get your packet with your bib. The race will start at 8:00am promptly.
6:30am: Race-Day Registration and Packet pick-up Starts
7:30am: Registration and Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
9:15am: First Finishers
11:30am: Final Finishers
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed
11/4/2018 - 3/14/2019
Half Marathon $60
3/15/2019 - 9/11/2019
Half Marathon $65
In-Person: 9/13 and 9/14
Half Marathon $70
3:30 Half Marathon Time Limit. This is a 16 minute per mile pace.
*We may be able to accomodate early starts. Please email President@ShorelineSharks.com
You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 8/31/2019 for $10. This is done by YOU. Log in to your Active.com account and follow the directions. No need to email us.
You may DEFER your entry to the 2019 Gulf Beach Half Marathon until 8/31/2019 for $10. You do this by emailing President@ShorelineSharks.com.
All deferrals and transfers are final.
NO REFUNDS & NO EXCEPTIONS.
DO NOT ASK FOR AN EXCEPTION.
**This Half Marathon is Race 3 in the Shoreline Sharks Streaker Series. Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon will be mailed a custom Race Series Hoodie FREE!
We have the permit to park in the Resident Only lots for the day. There are 300 spots there at the venue. There are hundreds more spots on side streets that are legal and within 1/4 of a mile. Please do not park where it is prohibited! You risk being ticketed and towed. MAP:
From the South: Take RT 95N to Exit 39A. Go Right off Exit and bare LEFT on CHERRY St. Follow Cherry about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf Street and follow to Gulf Beach. From the North: Take 95S to Exit 39A. Exit will merge you onto RT 1. Bare left at the fork to Cherry St. Follow Cherry Street about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf St and follow to Gulf Beach.
TRAVEL AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Milford, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (64 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (71 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (65 miles away) both in Queens, NY. Bradley will be MUCH easier to fly through and travel to and from the race venue, but the tickets may be more expensive.
The best and closest (2 miles from the venue) hotels to stay in for the Gulf Beach Half Marathon are:
Hilton Garden Inn
291 Old Gate Ln. Milford, CT. 06460
Phone (203) 783-9988
190 Old Gate Ln. Milford, CT. 06460
Phone (203) 877-9800