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Hamden Hills Half Marathon & Flat 5K

When: May 22, 2021
Where: Hamden, CT
Race type(s): 13.1M, 5K

The 9th Annual Hamden Hills Half Marathon and Flat 5K is being held on Saturday, May 22,2021.

Our Half Marathon course is challenging and picturesque as you run through the backcountry of Hamden. The course runs on the Rail-Trail for the first 2 miles and the last 2 miles offering a bit of flat, shady ground to enjoy.

The 5K is 100% on the rail-trail for a flat and fast finish.


  • Chip timed for accuracy
  • Half-Way chip mat for Mile 6.65 Split
  • Porto-Lets at the Start/Finish, Miles 4.5 and 8.5
  • Short Sleeve Men’s and Women’s Cut Tech Race Shirts to all entrants
  • Custom Finisher Medals for the Half Marathon
  • Gatorade, GU and Poland Spring Water at all Aid Stations (Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5)
  • Our new Real-Time system allows for award winners to get their award immediately after they finish.  Just grab your race receipt from the timing table and bring it to the award table. Results are immediately emailed to you and also streaming on-line
  • Top 3 Overall (M&F) and in Age Groups: Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+ win a custom race pilsner. (10 year age divisions for the 5K)
  • Professional photos by J Macht Photography

Pricing Structure:
10/24/2019 – 2/23/2020
Half Marathon $65
5K $30

3/24/2020 – 5/20/2021
Half Marathon $70
5K $35

5/22/2021 (In-Person Race-dayRegistration)
Half Marathon $75
5K $40
Cash, Checks, Venmo and Paypal ONLY. NO CARDS!


You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 4/22/2021 for $10. You do this through

You may DEFER your entry to the 2022 Hamden Hills Race until 4/22/2021 for $10. You do this by emailing The $10 will be due in 2022 at registration where you will register in-person.

NO REFUNDS and NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not email asking for an exception. NO EXCEPTIONS AT ALL FOR ANY REASON.

  • The Hamden Hills Half Marathon is Race 2 in the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon Streaker Series.  Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Half Marathon (3/27/2021) PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon (5/22/2021) PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon (9/18/2021) will receive a custom Race Series Hoodie FREE!

    Register for the 3-Half Marathon Series Single Entry Ticket and save 15%

  • The Hamden Flat 5K is Race 3 in the Shoreline Sharks 5K Streaker Series!  Finish the Savin Rock 5K (3/27/2021) PLUS the Mother Knows Best 5K (5/8/2021) PLUS the Hamden Flat 5K (5/22/2021) PLUS the Gulf Beach 5K (9/18/2021) will receive a FREE custom Long Sleeve Race Streaker Tech Shirt!  You can register on-line or in-person. Finish all 4 and you get the shirt!

Event details and schedule


From I-91: Take exit 10 (Rt 40 connector) to Rt 10 North (Whitney Ave) Make a left onto Sherman Ave. From Rt 15 (Merritt Parkway): Take exit 61, Rt 10 North (Whitney Ave) Go for 2.7 miles and turn left onto Sherman Ave. Turn LEFT into the Canal Rail-Trail Lot. 
Google Map Link:


Half Marathon and 5K Maps

Click this link to see the Half Marathon course including elevation.

Click this link to see the 5K course including elevation.

5/22/2021 Raceday Schedule:
7:00am: Registration and Packet Pickup opens
7:45am: Packet Pickup Closes
8:00am: Half Marathon Starts
8:15am: 5K Starts
8:30am: First 5K finishers
9:15am: Last of the 5K finishers are in
9:20am: First finishers for the Half Marathon
11:30am: Final Finishers of the Half Marathon
12:00pm: Race Venue Closed



Air Travel
Hamden, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (46 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (85 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (79 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 hotels to stay in for the Hamden Hills Half Marathon are:

Whitney Inn & Suites (Half a mile from the race venue)
3400 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518
Phone (203) 288-2505

Clarion Hotel & Suites  (3 Miles from the race venue)
2260 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518
Phone (203) 288-3831