Savin Rock Marathon & Half Marathon
Saturday March 23, 2024
Registration Coming 12/1/2023
Connecticut's 2nd largest Marathon
Join us for our 13th Annual event
The 2023 State Championship
Marathon for the Road Runners Club of America
Our course is challenging and starts off with 4 miles flat, followed by 5 hills in the next 5 miles and finishes downhill and flat for the final 4 miles. Do that twice for the Marathon.
1/3 of the course is along Long Island Sound.
Some roads will be partially closed (Police at intersections) but most roads will be open.
Aid stations every 2 miles beginning at Mile 2.5 stocked with Water, Gatorade & GU.
Porto-Lets at Miles 4.5, 6.55, 13.1, 17.6, 21.5.
USATF Certified Marathon Course #CT15002JHP
Boston Marathon Qualifier
Venue: 6 Rock St. West Haven, CT. 06516
The Savin Rock Conference Center Exterior hosts registration, Porto-lets, awards, etc. Plenty of parking there and spots next door at Jimmie's. Go to the beach side.
THE ENTRANT STUFF
Men's and Women's cut Short Sleeve Tech T-Shirts for all entrants.
Custom Finisher medals for all Finishers *Marathon & Half Marathon are different.
Water, Gatorade, fresh bagels, and bananas at the finish line for Finishers.
Award winners can immediately get their awards from the awards table. We do not have an award ceremony. Grab and go, don't waste the day waiting.
Custom pint pilsner glass awards to the top 3 Men and Women overall and in every 5-year divisions.
Any Marathoner can drop down to the Half Marathon and be an official finisher. You can stop before the 2nd loop or you can try the second loop and not complete it (Mile 17 is across the street from the venue). Your Half Marathon split time will be an official Half Marathon Finish. We call this the "Drop Down Guarantee" and many people do it every year. Just let the timer know and he will change it.
TIMING AND RESULTS
Transponder Timing and Results with timing splits at 6.55, 13.1, 19.65 and 26.2.
CUTOFFS AND EARLY STARTS
Half Marathon Time cutoff is 5:00. All Half Marathoners will start at 8:00am.
Marathon Time cutoff is 6:30 (Please do not enter this race if you cant do 6:30 or better).
The Second loop closes at 11am so any Marathoner who has not started the second loop will become an official Half Marathon Finisher.
Those who plan to run a 6 hour to 6:30 Marathon, MUST start at 7:30am. Simply approach the timer and let him know. He will manually add you in. You will be official.
NOTE: Early starts are only for those who will do a 5:30-6:30 range marathon. We can't have anyone else go early. You will be DQed if you start early and finish faster than 5:30.
WHAT IS A RACE SERIES STREAKER?
Since 2014 we have offered a challenge to all who would like to accept. Finish all 3 of our 2024 Half Marathons (The Savin Rock Marathon counts too) and we give you a FREE custom Shoreline Sharks Race Series Streaker Hoodie.
1. 3/23/2024 The Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon
2. 5/25/2024 The Hamden Hills Half Marathon
3. 9/14/2024 The Gulf Beach Half Marathon
You can register on-line or race-day, it does not matter. Finish all 3 and you’ve got it! We will be handing the Hoodies out at the Rail Trail 10K on 10/5/2024 or the Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K on 11/28/2024 or you can pick it up from us in North Haven. We will no longer be shipping them, unfortunately.
2003-2010: The race was run as the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon and became the unofficial State Championship Half Marathon Race for Triathlon Clubs.
2011: The race was renamed The Savin Rock Half Marathon and a 5K was added. The event was opened to the public.
2015: The Marathon option was added (2 loops) and the course was USATF Measured and became an official Boston Marathon Qualifier. The 5K was moved to another date (Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving).
2020: 2 weeks before the race, Covid19 shut everything down and forced the postponement of the race to 2021. The race did not happen in 2020. The Race was to be the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon & Half Marathon.
2021: The race was pushed to 10/30 due to the Covid19 shutdowns. The Race was the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon & Half Marathon.
2022: We are back to the last Saturday in March. The Race was the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon.
2023: The race is NOT on the last Saturday due to Easter Sunday on 3/31.
12/1/2023 - 1/31/2024
Half Marathon $70
2/1/2024 - 3/21/2024
Half Marathon $75
3/23/2024 Race day
In person is likely but not guaranteed
Cash, Checks, Venmo, PayPal only. No cards.
Half Marathon $80
TRANSFER & DEFERRAL INFO
You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 2/23/2024 for $25.
*This is done by you on-line through Active*
THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
You may DEFER your entry to the 2024 Savin Rock Race until 2/23/2024 for $25
(via email to Defer@ShorelineSharks.com)
We will confirm via email. Print that email and have it when you come in 2025.
You will register in-person, pay $25 and sign the waiver on Race Day.
You are guaranteed a spot.
THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO REFUNDS /NO EXCEPTIONS
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ASKING FOR AN EXCEPTION FOR ANY REASON. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS AT ALL FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.
If we postpone an event due to uncontrollable circumstance as with the Pandemic, we will always honor your registration with a race in the future but we do not refund.
*Active.com offers an insurance plan for a fee but we are not involved with that. We have no refunds. Please do not sign up for any Sharks Races unless you understand that NO REFUNDS means NO REFUNDS AT ALL. THERE ARE ZERO REFUNDS.
Saturday March 23,2024
6:00am: Registration / Bib and Shirt Pickup Opens
7:30am: Registration / Bib and Shirt Pickup Closes
7:30am: Marathon Early Starters GO
8:00am: Marathon & Half Marathon Starts
9:15am: First Finishers for the Half Marathon
10:40am: First Finishers for the Marathon
11:00am: Start of the Second Loop closes
1:00pm: Final Half Marathon Finishers
2:00pm: Final Marathon Finishers
Savin Rock Conference Center (on the beach side)
6 Rock St. West Haven, CT. 06516
Bring photo ID
TRAVEL AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
West Haven, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (59 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (77 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (70 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. Recently Tweed Regional Airport has offered flights from various cities so check them out too. Tweed is less than 10 miles from the venue.
West Haven Train Station is 1.5 miles from the venue.
Service from NYC and Boston among other places.
The closest (2 miles from the venue) hotels to stay in for the Savin Rock Marathon & Half Marathon are:
Hampton Inn Suites
510 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven, CT. 06516
Phone (203) 932-0404
Best Western Executive Hotel
490 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven, CT. 06516
Phone (203) 933-0344