10th Annual Gulf Beach Half Marathon

550 Gulf St.
Milford, CT 06460

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Event Description

The Gulf Beach Half Marathon is the most gorgeous and FLATTEST Half Marathon in Connecticut! 


USATF Certified Half Marathon Course CT19028JHP

Run along the beautiful beaches of Milford featuring the Silver Sands State Park Boardwalk. This is a PR Course like no other. Join us for our 10th Annual. Register now and close out Summer with the best race in Connecticut!

Official Facebook Race Page 

Check the photos, the feedback and the BUZZ surrounding the race and RSVP while you are there.

Course Map 


  • Aid Stations stocked with Poland Spring Water, Gatorade and GU at Miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5 and 10.5.

  • Custom Finisher Medals.

  • Short Sleeve Men's and Women's cut Tech T-Shirts.

  • Exact timing using “transponder on the bib” at the start, half-way and finish.  Net time and gun time. Results emailed that day. We have a Mile 6.65 (Half Way) timing split too.

  • Custom Awards for overall top 3 men and women as well as top 3 men and women in all 5-year age groups.  10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.  Get your award immediately with your Finisher Receipt.  If it says Top 3 just go to the award table.  No need to wait around!

  • Post-race food: bagels and bananas.

  • Professional photography by J Macht Photography

  • Plenty of Porto-Lets and REAL BATHROOMS!

  • The race will start PROMPTLY at 8am!

Day-Before Packet Pick-up 

On Friday, September 18, 2020 there will be an OPTIONAL early packet pick-up from 3:00-6:00pm. Location TBD.

Race-Day Packet Pick-up
Race Day packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish from 6:30am-7:30am: Gulf Beach Recreation Area 550 Gulf St. Milford, CT. 06460. Make sure you arrive with PLENTY of time to get your packet with your bib. The race will start at 8:00am promptly.


6:30am: Packet pick-up Starts 

7:30am: Packet Pickup Closes 

8:00am: Half Marathon Starts 

9:15am: First finishers 

11:30am: Final Finishers

12:00pm: Race Venue Closed 

Pricing Structure:
10/24/2019 - 3/14/2020

3/15/2020 - 9/16/2020

9/18/2020 & 9/19/2020 (In Person)
$75 (Cash, Check, Venmo and Paypal (no fee) ONLY


**The Gulf Beach Marathon is Race 3 in the Shoreline Sharks Streaker Series.  Athletes who finish the Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon on 3/28/2020 PLUS the Hamden Hills Half Marathon on 5/23/2020 PLUS the Gulf Beach Half Marathon on 9/19/2020 will receive a custom Race Series Hoodie FREE!  Doing the Series is OPTIONAL.  No matter how or when you sign up, Finish all 3 and you are a streaker and get the coveted Hoodie!


Register for the 2020 3-Half Marathon Series Single Entry Ticket and save 15% (offer expires on 3/25/2020)


Register for ALL 7 of the 2020 Sharks Races and save 20%  (offer expires on 3/25/2020)


3:30 Half Marathon Time Limit.  This is a 16 minute per mile pace. We also have a 30 minute early start for those who may cut 3:30 close. Email President@ShorelineSharks.com 2 days before the race for instructions.

You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 8/31/2020 for $10. This is done on-line by you logging into your Active account and following the instructions.

You may DEFER your entry to the 2021 Gulf Beach Half Marathon until 8/31/2020 for $10.  This is done by emailing President@ShorelineSharks.com.  In 2021, you will register in-person and only pay $10.  You are garenteed a spot.


Event details and schedule


We have the permit to park in the Resident Only lots for the day.  There are 300 spots there at the venue.  There are hundreds more spots on side streets that are legal and within 1/4 of a mile.  Please do not park where it is prohibited!  You risk being ticketed and towed. MAP


From the South: Take RT 95N to Exit 39A. Go Right off Exit and bare LEFT on CHERRY St. Follow Cherry about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf Street and follow to Gulf Beach. From the North: Take 95S to Exit 39A. Exit will merge you onto RT 1. Bare left at the fork to Cherry St. Follow Cherry Street about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf St and follow to Gulf Beach.




Air Travel
Milford, Connecticut can be accessed easily from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. (64 Miles away) as well as JFK International Airport (71 miles away) and LaGuardia International Airport, (65 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.

The best and closest (2 miles from the venue) hotels to stay in for the Gulf Beach Half Marathon are:
Hilton Garden Inn
291 Old Gate Ln. Milford, CT. 06460
Phone (203) 783-9988

Hyatt Place
190 Old Gate Ln. Milford, CT. 06460
Phone (203) 877-9800

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