Gulf Beach Half Marathon

Gulf Beach Half Marathon

Gulf Beach Half Marathon

( 4 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Milford,
    Connecticut,
    United States
  • September
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race

Matt

Connecticut, United States
20 9
2014
"A Fast, Flat and Fun Race"
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Matt 's thoughts:

Right off the bat I have to say, I loved this race!! I didn’t quite know what to expect going into this but everything about this race was an absolutely amazing time.

The course of the race is simply beautiful, starting and finishing right on the waterfront in Milford, and taking runners all along the Connecticut shoreline and through some really beautiful neighborhoods.

Being mid-September and starting early in the morning, the temperature was definitely cool, and the winds blowing off the ocean only made things colder. But once the race got underway, it was a perfect temperature.

The crowds for the race were ideal for the roads that the course took runners on. Crowding was definitely not an issue, except for one narrow passage through a small bridge overpass, but runners were very careful of one another.

Not enough can be said about how great this course was. If you’re looking for a fast, flat and scenic course, this is it! The course takes runners down through the beaches of Milford right on the boardwalk, which gives a great view of the water for a good portion of the course. Being an out-and-back, runners get to experience the view twice, which make the course twice as nice.

The finish line takes runners right on the beach, which was a bit unexpected especially when pushing a stroller, but still a really scenic and very original finish line. And the finisher’s medals leave nothing to be desired with their unique designs and themed rope ribbons. And the long sleeve tech shirts had a great design and were a really great quality.

Parking for this race can be a bit tough, so leave yourself plenty of time to make sure you don’t miss the start of the race.

This is definitely a race that is not to be missed!

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