Run Alongside Beautiful Landmarks While Benefiting a Great Cause
On Your Marks
The 13th annual Hamptons Marathon is quickly approaching, so here is everything you need to know before tying those laces and running amongst the best. The marathon offers three races: the full marathon, half marathon, and the 5k. The full and half marathon both begin at 8 AM at the Southampton Intermediate School, while the 5k begins at 8:15 AM. There are multiple free and paid parking options, and proceeds from the paid spots go back into the educational system. Since the weather will still be warm, dress comfortably, stretch, and stay positive—you will reach the finish line in no time.
In the days leading up to the race, make sure to pick up your runner’s packet, which will include a chip-encrypted runner’s number to accurately track your running time. All you need is your ID. Click here to register for the race.
The Hamptons Marathon has partnered with the Hamptons Jitney by providing buses to and from New York City to make sure you arrive and get home safely. All participants receive a Hamptons Marathon t-shirt, and hydration stations line the racecourse every 1.5 to 2 miles. The stations will have both sports drinks and water, as well as port-a-johns on-site. The Hamptons Marathon is a Boston qualifying USATF-sanctioned event; click here to see the qualifying times.
The course is generally flat and runs through some beautiful scenery. Through wooded areas and past beaches, the Hamptons Marathon offers a truly scenic route.
The Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock Bay, and Cooper’s Beach are just a few of the landmarks you will be seeing along your run.
In the past 13 years, the Hamptons Marathon and neighboring Bridgehampton Marathon have raised over $750,000 for local groups and after-school programs. All runners receive a medal for completing the race, and a post-race party closes the night with live music and a DJ. Free massages are provided for those who ran in the race, and with temperatures averaging in the 70s, the Hamptons is a great spot to relax after a long race.
Photographers will be stationed throughout the course to capture the event, and photos will be available online a few days later. Use your runner’s number to locate your personal photos.
For everything else you may need to know, head over to the official website to register and receive important updates.
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