2014 Course Map coming soon.
The half marathon will travel on a new course in 2014. but will retain the same finish and close to the same start.
As of right now, the elevation guide we have shows this to be the flattest course in New England for a half marathon.
The race course will be measured and certified according to the USATF.
New certification pending.
This Half marathon travel on mostly scenic country roads and include miles of oceanside views. The course is very flat - for New England - and has only one medium hill you travel over once but you are rewarded with a spectacular view.
Our course starts in the center of Hampton Beach near C street, and north of the large Sea Shell. The starting line is about 1/4 mile south of the famous Seashell on Hampton beach. Before you start, why not plunge into the cool ocean water at Hampton Beach Park? It has a wide sandy beach with bath-house, showers and lifeguards (in the summer) along with blocks of attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
The race for Half Marathon starts in designated pace stalls. Wave to all your friends and family as off you go south on Rt. 1A or Ocean Boulevard for about 1 mile with the Atlantic Ocean and Hampton Beach to your right.. After a foliage laden loop of Hampton's rural roads and neighborhoods the course heads back to the Atlantic Ocean along Rt. 1A.
This is a "loop" course where the top of the loop eventually ends back up on Rt. 1A by mile 9. This loop includes some of the most scenic Atlantic Ocean roads on the rocky New Hampshire coast. Enjoy unobstructed views of the ocean and the rocky cliffs at Little Boars Head, a seaside promontory that became a fashionable summer resort in the 19th century, and contains elegant examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
North Beach also has a sandy beach, bathhouse and lifeguards. Right on the water’s edge, the park offers beautiful gardens and places to spread out for a picnic or nap.
Finally you'll return to finish at Hampton Beach and celebrate with a well-deserved after-race party.