Overall Rating
Overall Rating (11 Reviews)
4
(11 Ratings)  (11 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.5
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
3.6
SWAG
3.9
Race along the most beautiful terrain of Long Island’s East End at the annual Hamptons Marathon & Half. Travel on foot through Southampton Village with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock Bay and Coopers Beach. Begin your race though Southampton Estates, run down wooded roads, and enjoy our gorgeous beaches … MORE
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    Lexifer FIRST-TIMER '22

    First off the scenery was absolutely beautiful I was never bored and there was always something new to see. However, there was a lot of twists and turns and the … MORE

    First off the scenery was absolutely beautiful I was never bored and there was always something new to see. However, there was a lot of twists and turns and the course was not owe is clearly defined by markers, or volunteers. This especially got worse at the end of the race as I am a slower runner. On multiple occasions I was confident that I had taken the wrong turn because there was no clear signage or volunteer to help. But if you are a faster runner, or really good at memorizing courses, definitely do this!

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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '22

    I was interested in this race since I like flat, beachside courses and wanted to check out the Hamptons but it is a bit of a trek from Rochester being … MORE

    I was interested in this race since I like flat, beachside courses and wanted to check out the Hamptons but it is a bit of a trek from Rochester being at the tip of Long Island. This year this race was the Saturday before the Bronx 10 Mile so it seemed like a perfect double. This also seemed like the perfect come back half marathon since it is flat and also has a 6 hour time limit so no stress about finishing. For the race you could have the bib mailed early. They only charged about the cost of postage which I appreciated. This made race morning easier since it was going to be a long trip for me. For the race I stayed in a hotel in Queens since that was the most convenient location for both races. It was about a 1.5 hour drive from Queens to the Hamptons. They had good pre-race communication and said where to park or you could purchase a parking pass for closer parking. It was very easy to park in the suggested public parking and was about 1/2 mile walk to the start. The start is at a school. They had samples from dunkins of their refresher drinks and a good amount of porta potties. Some lines but less than most races. There was a start/finish arch and announcer asked people to line up by pace. Calling the under 8 min/mile pace first then 10 min/mile pace etc so people were spaced out. This is a very nice sized half with about 700 participants and about 100-200 in the marathon. Start was organized and everyone seemed to line up pretty correctly. The course is really nice. It is first an about 3 mile loop then the rest is a lollipop loop. There are some parts you do see twice. The scenery is nice and is mostly extremely fancy houses. Though some are behind hedges. There are also some areas closer to the beach. The areas by the houses are shaded but the area by the beach is not shaded. It was around 70 degrees and perfect temp in the shaded area and a bit hot in the unshaded area. There were plenty of aid stations about every 1.5 to 2 miles. There were some spectators though not a ton. The elevation profile is exactly what I like. Flat with no true hills but lots of slight inclines and declines. This is the kind of course I am usually the fastest and I was super impressed with my time today. I was hoping I was going to finish around 3 hours but just wanted to finish but I felt great and ended up finishing in 2:48 which isn’t much slower than my normal half marathon time. I was so happy to have an almost normal finish time after dealing with injury and my last few halfs being quite a struggle. At the finish line you are cheered on and get your medal. The medal is a cute design with a sneaker but I wish it were more specific to the hamptons or the race. You can also pick up your shirt at the end which is great so you don’t have to carry it or bring it back to your car. My only minor complaint about the race is there is not much post race festivities. There are just basic snacks like bagel, granola bar and fruit. I’m not really a big post-race party person and I needed to leave right away as I had plans in the city but if you love a post race party this may not be the race for you. Overall though I thought this was a great race and I would definitely recommend it for a New York half especially if you are worried about the time limit or prefer mid sized race. It was also very fast so would be a good PR or BQ race. Even though it is a long drive away I would definitely consider this one again.

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    micart91 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Beautiful scenery, fast & flat throughout the entire course! First ever half for me & was better than I expected it to be! Race medal was beautiful as well! MORE

    Beautiful scenery, fast & flat throughout the entire course! First ever half for me & was better than I expected it to be! Race medal was beautiful as well!

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    drrobert909 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Nice scenic flat course with some water views and houses that most people can’t afford. About a third of the marathon has little shade so on a sunny day, that … MORE

    Nice scenic flat course with some water views and houses that most people can’t afford. About a third of the marathon has little shade so on a sunny day, that can be an obstacle.

    A good amount of aid stations both with water and Gatorade. Not a lot of crowd support but this was a lower than usual turnout due to covid and an unusual amount of races during the same time period.

    Not much of an after party as the start and finish is held on school grounds so don’t expect a complimentary beer.

    Shirt and Medal are decent.

    Overall a good event but not one I’m likely to repeat.

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    Mell REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race is very well organized by professional and friendly people. Parking is pretty easy, traffic on the small streets nearest the race gets very slow so get there early. … MORE

    This race is very well organized by professional and friendly people. Parking is pretty easy, traffic on the small streets nearest the race gets very slow so get there early. The course is fairly flat and pretty, later in the day there are some longer stretches with little shade but it’s not terrible. There aren’t too many spectators for this race but the cheer squads that are there are awesome. Local law enforcement is super helpful and energetic for us runners too. Definitely an enjoyable fall race!

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    b0bt00ch REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The course is fair with minimal hills. The wind from the coast is a factor, but not a race killer. Small crowd/ field for the full marathon, so very enjoyable. MORE

    The course is fair with minimal hills. The wind from the coast is a factor, but not a race killer. Small crowd/ field for the full marathon, so very enjoyable.

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    martabilleci REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Well organize race with beautiful scenery... butterflies along the course, serene peaceful landscape, plenty of water stations and attentive service. MORE

    Well organize race with beautiful scenery… butterflies along the course, serene peaceful landscape, plenty of water stations and attentive service.

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    jlakas REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This was a wonderful race course. The path was relatively flat. The planners did a very nice job with regard to all components of the race. This was my third … MORE

    This was a wonderful race course. The path was relatively flat. The planners did a very nice job with regard to all components of the race. This was my third half marathon and I would recommend this reckons this as a first half marathon or a subsequent half. I would also consider this as a full marathon race in the future.

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    esposd02 FIRST-TIMER '19

    It's a really nice race with scenic route, flat course, nice swag and after race party, it was really hot that day and there's not much shade so I suffered … MORE

    It’s a really nice race with scenic route, flat course, nice swag and after race party, it was really hot that day and there’s not much shade so I suffered the heat and was dehydrated. Would have appreciated more water aid stations. But I recommend it!

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    MomRuns REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Small race, maybe 200 marathoners. Most of the crowd support is along the half marathon portion of the race. The views are gorgeous, you are in the hamptons and have … MORE

    Small race, maybe 200 marathoners. Most of the crowd support is along the half marathon portion of the race. The views are gorgeous, you are in the hamptons and have water views. It was hot as heck though, probably 10 miles with no shade. They ran out of marathon medals which was disappointing. The swag is great though, fleece blanket this year, usually a tote bag, and a t-shirt. If they have leftover shirts from the previous year, then usually give those out too. I would do the half again, but not the full.

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    They provide really nice race swag but I hated this course. No road closures or cones to block off a small section for runners which was really dangerous on some … MORE

    They provide really nice race swag but I hated this course. No road closures or cones to block off a small section for runners which was really dangerous on some portions that were winding roads. I was nearly hit by a car at least twice. Also not ideal race temps this time of year and it is likely to be really warm.

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