Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.8
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
3.5
The Surftown Half Marathon, presented by Westerly Hospital, is a spectacular beach race featuring stunning views! The half marathon course runs along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI. It’s fast and flat – a great destination race with live entertainment, pace teams and a well-marked … MORE
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    HF13940 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Well organized, great course, well supported. Pre run massages as well as post run. I didn’t stay to check out the food due to the long lines. More than enough … MORE

    Well organized, great course, well supported. Pre run massages as well as post run. I didn’t stay to check out the food due to the long lines. More than enough ports potties. Medal was awesome. Cotton T-shirt 🤔 will look ok on blanket.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    AA41 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Well run, scenic course, great experience. I ran with a pacer group that was amazing. Plenty of ocean views and mostly flat. One big hill near the Ocean House in … MORE

    Well run, scenic course, great experience. I ran with a pacer group that was amazing. Plenty of ocean views and mostly flat. One big hill near the Ocean House in Watch Hill (I think around mile 9), but totally worth the beauty. Great after party with DJ, homemade chowder, and snacks. T shirt is real hip and retro. Do this race !

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    Pmontele FIRST-TIMER '18

    Basically flat course on streets around Misquamicut beach, Weekapaug and Watch Hill with great views of ocean and bogs. Well run, easy parking and run by the beach. Temps around … MORE

    Basically flat course on streets around Misquamicut beach, Weekapaug and Watch Hill with great views of ocean and bogs. Well run, easy parking and run by the beach. Temps around 60 but windy. Still hard to complain.

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    The course is mostly flat until you head to the Watch hill area, and then you head for some rolling hills (and one steep uphill around mile 9.5-10). The parking … MORE

    The course is mostly flat until you head to the Watch hill area, and then you head for some rolling hills (and one steep uphill around mile 9.5-10). The parking can back up (there are really only two major roads in and out of the area) so definitely get there early. The course is scenic and beautiful, showing off the beaches of Westerly and part of the Watch Hill area. The race typically has a beautiful surfboard medal. You start on a flat section for the first part of the course, and then head on the right of the finish line out to the second part of the course. The first four miles can be pretty crowded and then it spreads out more. Beware of lots of potholes and cracks in the roads. The race is organized by the Hartford Marathon Foundation and they are an excellent group. Watch for a sellout as this race is very popular.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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