Storybook Half Marathon 

Saturday, November 18, 2023 Stratford, CT

Storybook Half Marathon in Stratford, CT

The Storybook Half Marathon is one of the most unique races in the Northeast – it’s a can’t-miss event. This unique, friendly and welcoming event invites all racers, runners, joggers, hikers and walkers to take part in this epic 13.1-mile race. Think of it as an introduction to trail racing.

Located at 700 Peters Lane in Stratford, CT, Roosevelt Forest is a true gem of New England. The park has a rich natural and cultural history, with 401 acres of forested terrain that is home to a diverse range of wildlife. With its rolling hills and serene lakes, Roosevelt Forest has become a sought-after destination for both experienced and novice runners alike. 

The course is a perfectly crafted 13.1-mile circuit over a single and double-track trail. The trail promises just a little bit of elevation coupled with perfect scenery to motivate racers to the finish. The Roosevelt Trail will treat racers to an undulating terrain deep in the forest with a few technical rocky sections. It contains a mix of packed dirt and leaves on the forest floor. 

The fully marked looped course will ensure you have a seamless running experience, with yellow signs and black arrows guiding you throughout the way. There are various attractions along the course, making the run even more exciting. The course is marked to pass the Forest Commission, Veterans Museum, and Library, all of which receive support from Roosevelt Forest Ultras. The course contains eight 1.64-mile loops, with an aid station at the end of the loop. 

Each runner will receive a finisher’s medal. Racers need to be at least 18 years old to participate in the event with no refunds or deferments. Only 50 runners may register. 

Race Weather & Climate

Stratford is a coastal town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located in the southwestern part of the state. It’s about 6 miles from Bridgeport, one of the larger cities in Connecticut. Stratford offers residents a suburban lifestyle with proximity to urban amenities and a picturesque shoreline along the Long Island Sound.

In Stratford, CT, on November 18, the average high temperature is around 50°F, and the average low temperature is approximately 34°F. This period falls in late autumn, characterized by cooler temperatures and potential frosty nights. November typically brings moderate rainfall, with an average of about 3.3 inches of precipitation for the month.

Storybook Half Marathon  Race Results

Storybook Half Marathon  Course Map

See the race route map for the Storybook Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 10:00 AM.


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

Race Fees

Online registration is closed for this event,

Storybook Half Marathon Race Website

Storybook Half Marathon Website

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