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Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 18 Oct 2020

Previous date: 26 Apr 2020

About Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K

Connecticut’s cool April weather might provide the perfect opportunity to start your running season, and the Cheshire Half Marathon provides a fun race to jumpstart anyone’s race season!

The flat & fast scenic half marathon course that runs through Cheshire & Hamden with significant stretches on the historic Farmington Canal Trail. the on-course entertainment is sure to make your run even more fun!

The event also offers a flat 5k course and a 1/2 Mile and 1/4 Mile Kids Fun Run. In addition, there is a relay option for the half marathon.


Half Marathon

  • 21.1km


  • 5km


After Race Services

Post-race party with great food, refreshment and live music.

Aid Stations

There are several aid stations along the course.

Award Medals

Roundtrip JetBlue Airline ticket and trophy to top male & female finisher. Three deep age category awards.

Maximum Time

3 hours 15 minutes.


Parking is extremely limited at the event. Participants, volunteers and spectators are encouraged to car pool. Please plan to arrive early on raceday. Parking is available at Cheshire High School and Bartlem Park.

Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K Route Map

Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K Route Map


Cheshire High School





Significant stretches of the race are run on the historic Farmington Canal Trail.


The half marathon begins and finishes at Cheshire High School, south of downtown Cheshire. From there, the course heads out of the high school and west onto Higgins Road before making a loop through a residential area to the west of the start line, then turning left onto the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.

The course continues along the trail for four miles before making a sharp right turn onto River Road and continuing north along Brooksvale Avenue, Mt. Sanford Road, and Brooksvale Road. After a brief second stint on the Heritage Trail, half marathoners retrace most of their steps from the first mile of the course before crossing the finish line on the Cheshire High School track.

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.