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Twin Lights Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 04 Oct 2020

Previous date: 02 May 2020

About Twin Lights Half Marathon

Welcome to the Twin Lights Half offering a superb course on beautiful Cape Ann in Essex County.

On behalf of our entire team, a big thanks to our athletes, volunteers and sponsors for making the Twin Lights Half a special community event. Thanks also to the residents of Gloucester and Rockport for their ongoing support.

We believe in giving back to community and important causes, as such, we our proud to support our National Partner, the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, as well as our Local Partner the Cape Ann YMCA.

Distances

Twin Lights Half Marathon

  • 21.082354km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There will be 6 water stations serving water and Gatorade located approximately every 2 miles on the course. There will be 4 portable toilets on the course. Front beach has 2 public bathrooms (around mile 4.5) that will be open on the course.

Parking

Good Harbor Beach is just off Route 127A in Gloucester, MA. From Boston follow Route 128 (as seen on the map) until you hit Route 127 – make a left and follow Rout 127 (Eastern Ave) – look for Barn Lane on your right – make a right on Barn Lane - then at Route 127A go left to the Good Harbor Beach entrance. The area outside the Good Harbor Beach parking can get very congested, so please leave extra time to park for this race and please carpool when possible.

Start:

Good Harbor Beach

Gloucester,us

Highlights

The sounds of seagulls calling in the wind and the waves rushing in along the shoreline will be familiar sounds by the time you reach the finish line at Gloucester’s Twin Lights Half Marathon, which is set along the Massachusetts North Shore coastline.

Along the way, the seashore will be visible for most of the race’s 13.1-mile route, as runners get an up-close and personal look at several of the sights that have deep roots in the nation’s maritime history.

Known as “America’s oldest seaport,” Gloucester dates its history all the way back to 1623, when it was founded by an expedition chartered by England’s King James I and later became one of the earliest settlements of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the earliest of the English colonies in the “New World.” Ever since, the city and the Cape Ann area have been an important shipbuilding and fishing center.

The Gloucester area also is known as one of New England’s premier art colonies, as it has attracted some of the country’s best-known painters and sculptors including Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and others. Today, many artists live among the area’s full-time residents and show their works in the city’s bevy of art galleries all along the city’s downtown streets.

Overview

The Twin Lights Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile out and back course that begins at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester and leads runners along the seacoast of Cape Ann and through beautiful downtown Rockport. The seashore will be visible for most of the race's route and allows runners a close-up of many quaint views of some of New England's most spectacular scenery.

The race will start in the Good Harbor Beach parking lot. Runners will exit the lot, and turn right to go north to follow Route 127A through downtown Rockport, continue north on Route 127 along the seacoast for a few more miles and loop around in Pigeon Cove and return south on 127 along the coast to finish inside Good Harbor Beach.

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.