April Fools 5K Walk/Run and Half Marathon

Saturday, April 6, 2024 East Haddam, CT

April Fools 5K WalkRun and Half Marathon Logo

The April Fools Half Marathon has been a staple in the East Haddam community for more than two decades, providing a challenging and rewarding race for runners of all abilities. Located in the picturesque village of Moodus in the town of East Haddam, the course takes runners through some of the area’s most beautiful natural landmarks.

Starting at the East Haddam Senior Center, runners will make their way around East Haddam, passing by landmark destinations like Bashan Lake, Babcock Pond Wildlife Management Area, and the beautiful Banner Golf Course. 

As they near the final stretch, runners will pass by the Moodus Reservoir and make their way back to the senior center, where they will finish to the cheers of friends, family and fellow runners.

With a total incline change of just under 300 feet, this course is sure to test even the most seasoned half marathoners. With seven water stops along the way, runners will have the refreshments they need to power through the tough hills and cross the finish line with pride.

In addition to the beautiful scenery and challenging course, runners can enjoy free Tek Ts for the first 200 registered, as well as refreshments before and after the race. Awards will be handed out after the race, with participation medals given to all runners who complete the course and Amazon gift cards awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visiting runner, the April Fools Half Marathon is sure to be a race you’ll never forget (and that’s no April Fools joke!). So come out and conquer the hills of East Haddam, and experience the beauty and camaraderie of this wonderful community event.

Race Weather & Climate

East Haddam is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, situated in the central part of the state. It’s approximately 20 miles north of New London and offers residents a peaceful, rural lifestyle with access to the scenic beauty of the Connecticut River and nearby natural attractions.

In East Haddam, CT, on April 6th, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 56°F and an average low temperature of approximately 35°F. This time marks the early spring season, with milder temperatures and the possibility of occasional showers. April typically sees an average rainfall of about 4.2 inches for the month.

April Fools Half Marathon Race Results

April Fools Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the April Fools Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 9:30 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 April Fools Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $55.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $30.00 fee for the 5K.
  • There is a $30.00 fee for the 5K walk challenge.

April Fools Half Marathon Race Website

April Fools Half Marathon Website

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