Golden Lights Half Marathon & Fun Run – Half Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile, and Virtual Run

Sunday, September 17, 2023  Greenwich, CT

Golden Lights Half Marathon - Greenwich, CT

The Golden Lights Half Marathon is a unique event that has taken place annually for two years now and is one of the must-run races of the year. 

Greenwich, CT, is renowned for its stunning views and picturesque sights, and the Golden Lights Half Marathon course is no exception. It winds its way through upscale neighborhoods and along the tranquil harbors of Old Greenwich and Riverside. Runners will be able to enjoy this beautiful coastal town’s natural beauty, making the experience even more memorable.

Starting and finishing at the beautiful Greenwich Point (Tod’s Point) Park, runners will begin their journey at 8:30 am. The park is an ideal location, as it provides an excellent view of the Long Island Sound and Greenwich’s beautifully maintained harbors. The course comprises mostly flat terrain, with a few inclines and declines to add some excitement to the half marathon.

Throughout the run, participants will pass by many notable locations, such as the Riverside Yacht Club and the Old Greenwich Yacht Club. They’ll also get a chance to see the charming neighborhoods that make Greenwich such a delightful place to live in. 

The Golden Lights Half Marathon isn’t just about the scenic route, though; it’s also an opportunity to support the Golden Lights Foundation’s pediatric cancer research initiative. The Golden Lights Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that funds this initiative using a targeted, project and doctor-centric approach. 100% of your registration fees (not including registration fees) will go directly to support the Foundation’s work.

To add even more fun to this half-marathon experience, there will be a post-race party at the Greenwich Point (Tod’s Point) Park. Participants will be able to enjoy the great music, food, and drinks while celebrating their accomplishments.

The Golden Lights Half Marathon is a certified USATF course and is an excellent training or qualifying opportunity for the NYC Marathon. Sign up, complete the half-marathon, and support an essential cause – it’s a win-win situation. 

Race Weather & Climate

Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located in the southwestern part of the state. It’s approximately 30 miles northeast of New York City and offers residents an affluent suburban lifestyle with proximity to the economic and cultural opportunities of New York. Greenwich is known for its luxurious estates and scenic coastline along Long Island Sound.

In Greenwich, CT, during September, you can expect average high temperatures of around 76°F and average low temperatures of approximately 60°F. This period falls in late summer or early fall, offering pleasant and mild weather conditions. September typically brings about 3.9 inches of rainfall to the area.

Golden Lights Half Marathon Race Results

Golden Lights Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Golden Lights Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:30 AM EDT.

The course closes off at 12:00 PM EDT.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Golden Lights Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

Online registration for this race is not available at the moment.

Golden Lights Half Marathon Race Website

Golden Lights Half Marathon

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