Gulf Beach Half Marathon

Saturday, September 16, 2023 • Milford, CT • Course Map


Set for its 12th annual running along Connecticut’s southeastern coast as summer is giving way to fall, Milford’s Gulf Coast Half Marathon takes runners on an out-and-back tour of this stretch of the Long Island Sound, from Milford Harbor and Gulf Pond, and down to Cedar Beach and back.

The entire course is basically fast and flat all the way from the starting line at the Gulf Beach Recreational Area along Gulf Street in Milford, to the turnaround point at Cedar Beach.

With the exception of stretches along the first couple of miles, which unfold along the city streets that surround Milford Harbor, most of the rest of the race lies right along the coastline, giving runners views of the Long Island Sound for most of the race.

Runners will get to run across part of the newly constructed boardwalk in Silver Sands State Park, which connects the park with nearby Walnut Beach.

There is also a second detour away from the coastline at just before the mid-way point of the race, as runners head off Seaview Avenue and onto 5th Avenue and then Milford Point Road, before re-joining Seaview for the remainder of the way to the turnaround point.

Once runners reach Cedar Beach, they then head back northeast along Seaview, all the way back toward Milford along the route they’ve just run, where they’ll cross the finish line back on Gulf Street.

Race Weather & Climate

Located along Connecticut’s Atlantic coastline, about 10 miles east of Bridgeport and roughly 70 miles northeast of New York City, Milford typically sees September temperatures that average between 58°F and 74°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.5 inches for the month.

  • Sept. 16 average low temp: 62°F
  • Sept. 16 average high temp: 74°F

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Gulf Beach Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM

Course Time Limit

3 hours, 30 minutes


$70 and up


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Milford’s Gulf Beach Half Marathon race, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • kim wildowsky May 25, 2022, 10:49 am

    Is the Race 9-10-22 or 9-17-22 im seeing sites with different dates.


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