Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
2.5
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
2.5
From 2004-2010 years this race was run as The Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon. The race was renamed in 2011, honoring the great venue that we have. Since 2011 this race is open to ALL! This is just too good to keep to ourselves! Roads will be closed and The Savin … MORE
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    SlowJuan FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a nice little 2-loop marathon through the town of West Haven, CT. The 2019 edition was characterized by overcast skies, chilly temps and 20+ mph gusts off of … MORE

    This is a nice little 2-loop marathon through the town of West Haven, CT. The 2019 edition was characterized by overcast skies, chilly temps and 20+ mph gusts off of Long Island Sound, so some strategic layering was required. Fortunately, you run right past your vehicle as you begin the second half of the marathon and can make a NASCAR-worthy pitstop to change out shoes or clothing. The portions along the Sound were very scenic with a running soundtrack of surf noise and seabird cries. The course segments through town along the shoulder of the road were hilly and a bit more stressful. I retreated to the sidewalks on more than one occasion, just to put a little distance between the traffic and me.
    If you’re on a budget and need a CT marathon, this is a good option. I would be remiss without making a microbrew recommendation. CT is thick with breweries, but be sure to check out Two Roads, the largest independent brewery in the state. And I really liked two of the smaller taprooms; Milford Point Brewing and Problem Solved Brewing. You just can’t go wrong with a post-marathon brew at a place called Problem Solved!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    Evwatkins FIRST-TIMER '18

    Savin Rock is a great little race to check off Connecticut. No frills. No surprises. The COURSE: There are some ugly hills. The course is a double loop. The first … MORE

    Savin Rock is a great little race to check off Connecticut. No frills. No surprises.
    The COURSE: There are some ugly hills. The course is a double loop. The first mile & the last 2 are along the waterfront with nice views. The rest is through the town/neighborhoods on roads with traffic. The police/volunteers did a good job of keeping us safe. The second loop was a bit lonely (as usual with double loops) and many of the volunteers/cops had disappeared. I didn’t have any trouble, but was uncertain at couple of intersections. There were scattered water stations and very few toilets.
    This was a quick in and out state for me. There’s not much touristy things to see there (IMO). The race itself was pleasant but I doubt I would make the trip to go back for this race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    2

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