Cheshire Half Marathon, Relay & 5K

Sunday, April 21, 2024 • Cheshire, CTCourse Map

April weather may still be cool in Connecticut, but that’s the perfect time to kick your running season in gear, and the Cheshire Half Marathon provides a fun race to jump-start anyone’s race season.

The half marathon begins and finishes at Cheshire High School, south of downtown Cheshire. From there, the course heads out of the high school and west onto Higgins Road before making a loop through a residential area to the west of the start line, then turning left onto the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.

The course continues along the trail for four miles before making a sharp right turn onto River Road and continuing north along Brooksvale Avenue, Mt. Sanford Road, and Brooksvale Road. After a brief second stint on the Heritage Trail, half marathoners retrace most of their steps from the first mile of the course before crossing the finish line on the Cheshire High School track.

For runners not ready to take on the full half marathon alone, a 5K course is available, along with a 2-person relay of the half marathon.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the northeastern United States known for its cold winters, Cheshire experiences warm summers that can be mild, especially in the mornings. Precipitation for the month of April is just over 3 inches on average.

On race day (April 21), the average low is 64ºF and the average high is 82ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Cheshire Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:45 AM – kids fun run
  • 8:30 AM – half marathon, relay
  • 8:36 AM – 5K


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To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Cheshire Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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