2024 Savin Rock Marathon & Half Marathon

6 Rock St.
West Haven, CT 06516

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Event Description

Connecticut's 2nd largest Marathon


Join us for our 13th Annual event and the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon & Half Marathon.

THE COURSE

Our course is challenging and starts off with 4 miles flat, followed by 5 hills in the next 5 miles and finishes downhill and flat for the final 4 miles. Do that twice for the Marathon. 

1/3 of the course is along Long Island Sound. 

Some roads will be partially closed (Police at intersections) but most roads will be open. 

Aid stations about every 2 miles beginning at Mile 2.5 stocked with Water and Gatorade Endurance

Porto-Lets at Miles 4.5, 6.55, 13.1, 17.6, 21.5.

Half Marathon Course (2 loops for the Marathon) MapMyFitness Link

USATF Certified Marathon Course #CT15002JHP
Boston Marathon Qualifier.

USATF Certified Half Marathon Course #CT15001JHP 

Venue: 6 Rock St. West Haven, CT. 06516
The Savin Rock Conference Center Exterior hosts registration, Porto-lets, awards, etc. Plenty of parking there and spots next door at Jimmie's. Go to the beach side. 

 

THE ENTRANT STUFF

Men's and Women's cut Short Sleeve Tech T-Shirts for all entrants. 

Custom Finisher medals for all Finishers *Marathon & Half Marathon are different. 

Water, fresh bagels, and bananas at the finish line for Finishers. 

Award winners can immediately get their awards from the awards table. We do not have an award ceremony. Grab and go, don't waste the day waiting. 

Custom pint pilsner glass awards to the top 3 Men and Women overall as well as in every 5-year division.

FREE downloadable Race photos from Elite Feats.

The "Drop Down Garentee" means that any Marathoner can drop down to the Half Marathon and be an official Half Marathon finisher. You can stop before the 2nd loop or you can try the second loop and not complete it (Mile 17 is across the street from the venue). Your Half Marathon split time will be an official Half Marathon Finish. Many people do it every year. Just let the timer know and he/she will change it.


TIMING AND RESULTS
 

Transponder Timing and Results with timing splits at 6.55, 13.1, 19.65 and 26.2. 

 

CUTOFFS AND EARLY STARTS

Half Marathon Time cutoff is 5:00. 

Marathon Time cutoff is 6:30 which is 2pm (early start included). 

The Second loop closes at 11:00am, so any Marathoner who has not started the second loop will become an official Half Marathon Finisher. 

Those who plan to run a 5:45 hour to 6:30 Marathon, you MUST start at 7:30am. Give the timer your bib number. He/she will manually add you in. You will be official. 

NOTE: Early starts are only for those who will do a 5:45-6:30 range marathon. We can't have anyone else go early. You will be DQed if you start early and finish faster than 5:30.


WHAT IS A RACE SERIES STREAKER?

Since 2014 we have offered a challenge to all who would like to accept. Finish all 3 of our 2024 Half Marathons (The Savin Rock Marathon counts too) and we give you a FREE custom Shoreline Sharks Race Series Streaker Hoodie.

1. 3/23/2024 The Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon
2. 5/25/2024 The Hamden Hills Half Marathon
3. 9/14/2024 The Gulf Beach Half Marathon
You can register on-line or race-day, it does not matter. Finish all 3 and you’ve got it! We will be handing the Hoodies out at the Rail Trail 10K on 10/5/2024 or the Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K on 11/28/2024 or you can pick it up from us in North Haven. We will no longer be shipping them, unfortunately.

SPECIAL 3-HALF MARATHON ENTRY TICKET THAT GIVES $10 PER RACE IN THE STREAKER SERIES


THE HISTORY

2004-2010: The race was run as the Shoreline Sharks Half Marathon and was the unofficial State Championship Half Marathon Race for Triathlon Clubs. 

2011: The race was renamed The Savin Rock Half Marathon and a 5K was added. The event was opened to the public. 

2015: The Marathon option was added (2 loops) and the course was USATF Measured and became an official Boston Marathon Qualifier. The 5K was moved to Thanksgiving Day. 

2020: 2 weeks before the race, Covid19 shut everything down and forced the postponement of the race to 2021, we were the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon & Half Marathon. 

2021: The race was pushed to 10/30 due to the Covid19 shutdowns. 

2022: We are back to the last Saturday in March and we are the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon.

2023: We are NOT be the last Saturday in March due to Easter on 3/31 and we are the RRCA State Championship for the Marathon & Half Marathon.


PRICING STRUCTURE


12/1/2023 - 1/31/2024
Marathon $100
Half Marathon $70

2/1/2024 - 3/21/2024
Marathon $110
Half Marathon $75

3/23/2023 Race day
In person, probable but not guaranteed
Cash, Checks, Venmo, PayPal only. No cards.
Marathon $120
Half Marathon $80


TRANSFER & DEFERRAL INFO

You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 2/23/2024 for $25.
*This is done by you on-line through Active*
THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

You may DEFER your entry to the 2025 Savin Rock Race until 2/23/2024 for $25
(via email to Defer@ShorelineSharks.com)
We will confirm via email. Print that email and have it when you come in 2025.
You will register in-person, pay $25 and sign the waiver on Race Day.
You are guaranteed a spot.
THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

NO REFUNDS /NO EXCEPTIONS
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ASKING FOR AN EXCEPTION FOR ANY REASON. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS AT ALL FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

If we postpone an event due to uncontrollable circumstance as we had in 2020, we will always honor your registration with a race in the future but we do not refund.

*Active.com offers an insurance plan for a fee but we are not involved with that.


RACE DAY

Saturday March 23,2024
6:30am: Registration / Bib and Shirt Pickup Opens.
7:30am: Early Starters GO (Marathon Only)

7:45am: Registration / Bib and Shirt Pickup Closes.
8:00am: Marathon & Half Marathon Starts
9:15am: First Finishers for the Half Marathon
10:40am: First Finishers for the Marathon
11:00am: Start of the Second Loop closes
1:00pm: Final Half Marathon Finisher

2:00pm: Final Marathon Finishers and Venue Closes

Savin Rock Conference Center (on the beach side)
6 Rock St. West Haven, CT. 06516
Bring photo ID

Event details and schedule

 

TRAVEL AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Train Travel: West Haven Station
Metro North

Air Travel
West Haven, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (59 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (77 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (70 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. *Tweed is a regional airport that may be an option too and is about 5 miles away. 

Hotels
The closest (2 miles from the venue) hotels to stay in for the Savin Rock Marathon & Half Marathon are:
Hampton Inn Suites 
510 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven, CT. 06516
Phone (203) 932-0404

Best Western Executive Hotel 
490 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven, CT. 06516
Phone (203) 933-0344


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