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Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday May 26, 2018





The 7th Annual Hamden Hills Half Marathon and 5K is being held on Saturday, May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend.)

Our Half Marathon course is challenging and picturesque as you run through the back country of Hamden. The course runs on the Rail-Trail for the first 2 miles and the last 2 miles offering a bit of flat, shady ground to enjoy.

The 5K is 100% on the rail-trail for a flat and fast finish.

  • Chip timed for accuracy
  • Mile 6.65 timing mat for the half way split
  • Short sleeve race shirts for all entrants
  • Custom Finisher Medals for the Half Marathon
  • Bananas and Bagels post-race
  • Gatorade, GU and Poland Spring water at all Aid Stations (Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5)
  • Porto-lets at the Start/Finish and Miles 4.5 & 8.5
  • All finishers receive a "Race Receipt" when they finish will all of their stats. You'll know if you won top 3 right away
  • Our Real-Time tracking system allows award winners to get their award immediately so there is no wait for an awards ceremony later
  • Top 3 Overall and in every 10 year age division wins a custom Race Pilsner Award
  • Professional photos by J Macht Photography

Pricing Structure:

10/16/2017 - 2/25/2018
Half Marathon $60 5K $25

2/26/2018 - 5/22/2018
Half Marathon $65 5K $30

5/25/2018 & 5/26/2018 (In-Person Registration)
Half Marathon $70 5K $35

You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 4/30/2018 for $10. 

You may DEFER your entry to the 2019 Hamden Hills Race until 4/30/2018 for $10.



From I-91: Take exit 10 (Rt 40 connector) to Rt 10 North (Whitney Ave) Make a left onto Sherman Ave. From Rt 15 (Merritt Parkway): Take exit 61, Rt 10 North (Whitney Ave) Go for 2.7 miles and turn left onto Sherman Ave. Turn LEFT into the Canal Rail-Trail Lot. 
Google Map Link

Optional Friday Packet Pick-Up and Day-Before Registration
Friday May 25th from 3:30-6:30pm

*You may pick up for other people if those people are notified in advance*

Packet pick-up and day-before-registration will be at
The Multisports Academy, 109 Sanford St. Hamden, CT. 06514 (203-691-7349)

Race-Day Registration & Packet Pick-up Saturday May 26th from 7:00-7:45am
Race Day Registration and packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish (see directions above.) 
The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!

Click to see the Half Marathon course including elevation

Click this link to see the 5K course including elevation

Raceday Schedule:
7:00am: Registration and Packet Pickup opens
7:45am: Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
8:15am: 5K Starts
8:30am: First 5K finishers
9:15am: Last of the 5K finishers are in
9:20am: First finishers for the Half Marathon
11:30am: Final Finishers of the Half Marathon
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed


*This 5K is Race 1 of 3 in the Shoreline Sharks 5K Streaker Series.  All who finish The Hamden Hills 5K on 5/26, The Pirate Day 5K at Gulf Beach on 6/9 and the Savin Rock 5K on 7/15 will receive a FREE Custom Long Sleeve Tech Shirt!
Click here to save $10 and sign up for all three 5Ks 

**This Half Marathon is Race 2 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!


Register for the 3-Half Marathon Series and save 20%

Register for ALL of the 2018 Sharks Races and save 20%




Air Travel
Hamden, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (46 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (85 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (79 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 hotels to stay in for the Hamden Hills Half Marathon are:

Whitney Inn & Suites (Half a mile from the race venue)
3400 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518
Phone (203) 288-2505

Clarion Hotel & Suites  (3 Miles from the race venue)
2260 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518
Phone (203) 288-3831