Runners start the out-and-back course for the John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon in Ocean Beach Park, overlooking the Long Island Sound where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. From the starting line, you’ll follow roughly a clockwise loop route around New London and nearby Waterford, with stretches along Great Neck Road (and through Harkness Memorial State Park), North Shore Road and Rope Ferry Road. The final stretch of the race brings you through more commercial and populated areas, and features a view of the New London Harbor Lighthouse. Then, you’ll finish right back where you started, in Ocean Beach Park.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.