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Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 03 Oct 2020

Previous date: 23 May 2020

About Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K

Runners get the chance to trek through the gorgeous, challenging hills of this corner of New England backcountry as well as take in both colonial American and Native American history at the Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K.

The race will take the field of runners through the part of southern Connecticut known as the “land of the Sleeping Giant,” named for the stretch of mountains about eight miles north of New Haven that actually looks like a giant asleep on the ground. in fact, The race will start at the foot of the Sleeping Giant State Park.

This is Race 3 in the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon 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 Hoodie or Jacket FREE!

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

After Race Services

SUBWAY is providing the post-race food.

Aid Stations

Aid stations are located at Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5. Gatorade, GU and Poland Spring Water at all Aid Stations.

Award Medals

Custom Finisher Medals for the Half Marathon.

Parking

Park in the Rail-Trail lot, Mt. Carmel Church lot or across the street.

Timing

Chip timed.

Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K Route Map

Hamden Hills Half Marathon & 5K Route Map

Start:

Quinnipiac University

Hamden,us

Highlights

The race will take the field of runners through the part of southern Connecticut known as the “land of the Sleeping Giant,” named for the stretch of mountains about eight miles north of New Haven that actually looks like a giant asleep on the ground. In fact, the race will start just a few miles south of Sleeping Giant State Park where the giant himself lies.

Overview

The race will start on the York Hill campus of Quinnipiac University. From the parking lot next to the university’s TD Bank North Sports Center, the course for the race heads south and west along Sherman Avenue, starting off with a sharp downhill in the first mile and continuing with more hills in the first few miles of the race.

Expect plenty more hills as you continue heading southwest through the northern edges of Hamden and into the rural country roads just outside town.

The course continues heading west until runners make it into West Rock Ridge State Park, where they make a counter-clockwise loop around the northern end of the park before heading back onto Chauncey Road and Dunbar Hill Road, and then retrace their steps back to the Quinnipiac York Hill campus for the race finish.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.