Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
The Gulf Beach Half Marathon is the most gorgeous and FLATTEST Half Marathon in Connecticut!
Voted one of ACTIVE.COM’s “HALF MARATHONS TO DO”.
Run along the beautiful beaches of Milford featuring the Silver Sands State Park Boardwalk. This is a PR Course like no other. Join us for our 8th Annual. If the race sells out and there is NO race day registration. There is race-day packet pick-up for pre-registered entrants. Register now and close out Summer with the best race in Connecticut!
Official Facebook Race Page
Check the photos, the feedback and the BUZZ surrounding the race and RSVP while you are there.
Aid Stations stocked with Poland Spring Water, Gatorade Perform and GU at Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5 and 10.5.
Custom Finisher Medals.
Short Sleeve T-Shirts.
Exact timing using “transponder on the bib” at the start, half-way and finish. Net time and gun time. Results emailed that day. We have a Mile 6.65 (Half Way) timing split too.
Custom Awards for overall top 3 men and women as well as top 3 men and women in all 5-year age groups. Get your award immediately with your Finisher Receipt. If it says Top 3 just go to the award table. No need to wait around!
Post-race food by SUBWAY, bagels and bananas.
Professional photography by J Macht Photography
Plenty of Porto-Lets and REAL BATHROOMS!
The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!
Day-Before Packet Pick-up
On Friday, September 14, 2018 there will be an OPTIONAL early packet pick-up at Multisports Academy (new this year) 109 Sanford St. Hamden, CT. 06514 from 3:30pm-6:30pm.
DRIVE ALL THE WAY BACK. LAST UNIT IN RIGHT BUILDING.
Race-Day Packet Pick-up
Race Day packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish from 6:30am-7:30am: Gulf Beach Recreation Area 550 Gulf St. Milford, CT. 06460. Make sure you arrive with PLENTY of time to get your packet with your bib. The race will start at 8:00am promptly.
6:30am: Packet pick-up Starts
7:30am: Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
9:15am: First finishers
11:30am: Final Finishers
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed
You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 8/31/2018 for $10.
You may DEFER your entry to the 2019 Gulf Beach Half Marathon until 8/31/2018 for $10
We have the permit to park in the Resident Only lots for the day. There are 300 spots there at the venue. There are hundreds more spots on side streets that are legal and within 1/4 of a mile. Please do not park where it is prohibited! You risk being ticketed and towed. MAP
From the South: Take RT 95N to Exit 39A. Go Right off Exit and bare LEFT on CHERRY St. Follow Cherry about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf Street and follow to Gulf Beach. From the North: Take 95S to Exit 39A. Exit will merge you onto RT 1. Bare left at the fork to Cherry St. Follow Cherry Street about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf St and follow to Gulf Beach.
TRAVEL AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Milford, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (64 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (71 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (65 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.
The best and closest (2 miles from the venue) hotels to stay in for the Gulf Beach Half Marathon are:
Hilton Garden Inn
291 Old Gate Ln. Milford, CT. 06460
Phone (203) 783-9988
190 Old Gate Ln. Milford, CT. 06460
Phone (203) 877-9800