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Hamden Hills Half Marathon & Flat 5K

Saturday May 23, 2020

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The 9th Annual Hamden Hills Half Marathon and Flat 5K is being held on Saturday, May 23rd (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 men's and women's cut Tech race T-shirts for all entrants
  • Custom Finisher Medals for the Half Marathon
  • Bananas and Fresh 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 with 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 age divisions: Under 10, 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+ wins a custom Race Pilsner Award
  • Race results are emailed and streaming immediately.
  • Professional photos by J Macht Photography

Pricing Structure:

10/23/2019 - 2/23/2020
Half Marathon $65 5K $30

2/24/2020 - 5/20/2020
Half Marathon $70 5K $35

5/23/2020 (In-Person Race-day Registration)
Half Marathon $75 5K $40

Cash, Check, Venmo and PayPal ONLY. No Cards.

You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 4/30/2020 for $10.  You log into your Active.com account to transfer. Questions go through Active.com. 

You may DEFER your entry to the 2020 Hamden Hills Race until 4/30/2020 for $10.  You email President@ShorelineSharks.com to do this. You will register In-Person in 2021 and only pay $10.




The Hamden Hills Half Marathon is Race 2 in the Shoreline Sharks Streaker Series.  Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon (3/28/2020) PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon (5/23/2020) PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon (9/19/2020) will receive a custom Race Series Hoodie FREE!

Click here to register for the 3-Half Marathon Single Entry and save 15%



The Hamden Hills Flat 5K is Race 1 of 4 in the Shoreline Sharks 5K Streaker Series.  All who finish The Mother Knows Best 5K (5/9/2020) PLUS The Hamden Hills Flat 5K (5/23/2020) PLUS The Gulf Beach 5K (6/6/2020) PLUS The Savin Rock 5K (7/12/2020) will receive a FREE Custom Long Sleeve Tech Shirt!

Click here to register for the 4 Race 5K Streaker Series Single Entry and save 15%


Want to DOUBLE STREAK?  Do all (using the Hamden Hills Half Marathon to count for both Hamden races) and get both the Hoodie and Long Sleeve Tech!  The Golden Ticket is the way to go.

Click here to register for ALL 7 of the 2020 Sharks Races and save 20% 




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. 
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Race-Day Registration & Packet Pick-up Saturday May 23rd 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



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