Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
3.8
(6 Ratings)  (6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.5
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
2.2
The Gulf Beach Half Marathon is the most gorgeous and FLATTEST Half Marathon in Connecticut! Run along the beautiful beaches of Milford featuring the Silver Sands State Park Boardwalk. This is a PR Course like no other. The race sells out, so register now and close out Summer with the … MORE
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Recent reviews

    dlmartin FIRST-TIMER '22

    Small town race mostly along the shore line and residential streets making this a scenic course. I especially enjoyed the boardwalk section open to the ocean views. The race production … MORE

    Small town race mostly along the shore line and residential streets making this a scenic course. I especially enjoyed the boardwalk section open to the ocean views. The race production and swag are minimal and could certainly be improved upon. The course is totally OPEN to all traffic, pedestrians and cyclists at all times…. even at the start and finish lines. Being from out-of-state, I was very uncomfortable with the lack of safety, added obstacles and minimal directions while racing on the course. Glad I finished but not a race I plan to do again.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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    HardRockMom FIRST-TIMER '22

    A flat and scenic course. Loved running on the boardwalk. Very convenient parking and host hotel only two miles away. Not too big, not too small. Not a lot of … MORE

    A flat and scenic course. Loved running on the boardwalk. Very convenient parking and host hotel only two miles away. Not too big, not too small. Not a lot of crossing help and I only saw one police car(I did not see any police after that) before start of race. Somehow I got missed on pre race email and mentioned it during bib pickup. Not too happy with the response, Thankfully I had a friend running this one with me who received the email. Plenty of port-a -potties, limited selection of post food. Swag was limited to a finishers medal and Tshirt.

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    1
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    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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    cpaidoussis FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was a beautiful seaside course which was primarily flat. The coastal town was charming with its beach themed shops and ice cream parlors. No real swag to speak of … MORE

    This was a beautiful seaside course which was primarily flat. The coastal town was charming with its beach themed shops and ice cream parlors.

    No real swag to speak of here and no real after party. There were very few on course spectators and unfortunately, in my opinion, not enough water stops. Be sure to bring your own water! The beautiful scenery more than made up for this though and I would recommend this race.

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    3
    SCENERY
    4
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    2
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    cdefonso FIRST-TIMER '22

    The Shoreline Sharks are in charge of this event, and they do a great job of organizing. The race was limited to 600 participants this year and was sold out … MORE

    The Shoreline Sharks are in charge of this event, and they do a great job of organizing. The race was limited to 600 participants this year and was sold out a few days before race day. There was no packet pick up before race day which was kind of a bummer, but they managed to get bibs and t-shirts to everyone before the 7am start. Parking was limited at the starting line, so if you didn’t get there early, you were forced to turn around and park on some side streets. The t-shirt was a bright neon yellow technical shirt (pretty low quality) with very basic design. (Probably will be throwing that in the clothes donation pile!) They started right away at 7am. There were water/aid stations every few miles starting at mile 2.75. The course itself went though some neighborhoods and along the boardwalk of the gulf beach, winding through Walnut Beach and turning around at the Silver Sands state park sanctuary. So after 6.5 miles you turned around and then ran back the exact same way you came. Except for a few hills in the neighborhoods, the course was very flat. Not many spectators to cheer you on, and there were no road closures, so you had to share the road with cars. Medals were pretty weak, just saying “Gulf Beach Half Marathon”. (No date, not even on the ribbon!) Finish line goodies included water, bananas, and bagel slices. All in all, a good half marathon to complete if you are looking to do a race in Connecticut, with fantastic scenery along the shore and good course support with aid stations and volunteers.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    RRWAEB83 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was a great race! No frills, clear expectations and communication. I loved that there were indoor bathrooms to use before and after racing, the morning of race bib and … MORE

    This was a great race! No frills, clear expectations and communication. I loved that there were indoor bathrooms to use before and after racing, the morning of race bib and shirt pickup was smooth, and on site support was great. I placed second in age/gender and got a really cool pint glass. I highly recommend this race. Scenic, gorgeous, great!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '14

    This is a tie with Hartford for my favorite race in Connecticut. The race organizers, the Shoreline Sharks, offer great events, and this race is their main/crown event. The course … MORE

    This is a tie with Hartford for my favorite race in Connecticut. The race organizers, the Shoreline Sharks, offer great events, and this race is their main/crown event. The course is almost entirely flat, and is an out and back course that takes you by the beach and the waterfront. This race sells out every year so definitely register early. I think this is a great event for people who want to see coastal Connecticut. Highly recommended.

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    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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