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Wallis Sands Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 24 Oct 2020

Previous date: 17 May 2020

About Wallis Sands Half Marathon

Welcome to the Wallis Sands Half Marathon. On behalf of our entire team, a big thanks to our athletes, volunteers and sponsors for making this event a perennial favorite on the running circuit. Thank you also to the residents of Rye for their ongoing support in this community-building event.

We believe in giving back to community and important causes, as such, we are proud to support our National Partner, the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, as well as our Local Partner Rett’s Roost.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.082354km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There are five (5) water stations serving water and Gatorade located approximately every 2 miles on the course. There are portable toilets on the course located at the 4th and 5th water stations.

Parking

Free parking is available at the Wallis Sands State Beach parking lot. Plan to arrive early as we anticipate this lot will fill up. Overflow parking is available on the street 1/4 mile north of the Wallis Sands Beach parking lot and 1/2 mile south of Wallis Sands Beach parking lot where the street signs allow for parking. Runners and friends and family watching the race should be parked by 7:30am to avoid any traffic hassles. Please make sure to follow posted street parking signs--if you park on a street that says "No Parking" you may be towed.

Start:

Wallis Sands State Beach

Hampton,us

Highlights

Named for the state park where the loop route for this race starts and finishes, Rye’s Wallis Sands Half Marathon takes runners and walkers — the event is open to both — on a loop tour along the oceanfront highways and the scenic country roads of this small town along the New Hampshire coast.

The town’s history dates all the way back to 1623, when it was first founded as a town called Pannaway by settlers who landed in the area now known as Odiorne Point State Park.

Both this park and Wallis Sands State Park make up part of New Hampshire’s 18-mile coastline here along the Atlantic Ocean, and are known for the serene beauty of their wide sandy beaches, quaint New England homes, and the coastal roadways that overlook the waves crashing onto the rocks just below.

Home to just over 5,000 hardy New England souls — including famed novelist Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, and New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg.

The course will feature both the dramatic scenery of the Rye coastline — from the starting line in Wallis Sands Park, the course will take runners first out along Ocean Boulevard, also known as New Hampshire 1A — as runners make their way north along the highway and then make the turn left, following the highway along the inland side of Odiorne Point State Park.

Overview

The 13.1 mile one loop course will start and finish in the Wallis Sands State Beach parking lot. The seashore will be visible for half of the race's route and the inland part of the course allows runners a close-up of many quaint views of some of New England's spectacular scenery.

Runners will exit the park and turn left on 1A (Ocean Blvd) heading south along Route 1A for several miles, then turn inland and go north through the town of Rye, hit Route 1A again and travel south along the seacoast to finish back inside Wallis Sands State Park.

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.