Sunday, August 1, 2021 • Rockport, MA • Course Map
Part of a series of road races taking place in cities along Massachusetts’ North Shore throughout the year, the Triple Threat Half Marathon is one of a series of running events designed to encourage both beginning and experienced runners to increase their distance and challenge themselves with new and greater running and fitness goals throughout the year.
Starting in April with the series’ first event, a one-mile run in nearby Gloucester, the series is designed to build both the confidence and the fitness levels of runners with steadily more challenging races. The April race is followed by a 5K, 5-miler, 10K and a 10-miler on the way to the half marathon, which debuts here on the Cape Ann peninsula in mid-August.
The half marathon race, which runs at 9:15 AM from the campus of Rockport High School, follows an out-and-back route along the cape’s coastline, much of it along Highway 127A.
Runners will pass by and through local parks and beaches along the way, and while there are a few rolling hills on the course, most of it unfolds at close to sea level, as it runs along the cape’s scenic shoreline.
Runners will start the races in waves, beginning with the 1-mile race at 8:00 AM. For runners who are feeling up to the challenge, you may also enter all three races, and run them back-to-back, finishing with the half marathon race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the end of Massachusetts’ Cape Ann peninsula, just over 25 miles northeast of Boston, Rockport typically sees mild to warm (and occasionally hot) weather in August, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 44°F (in 1986) and as high as 97°F (in 2001).
On race day (Aug. 1), the average low is 63ºF and the average high is 82ºF.
- 2020 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results (Virtual)
- 2019 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Triple Threat Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – 1-mile
- 8:20 AM – 5K
- 9:15 AM – half marathon
- $60 – $80 for the half marathon
- $30 – $40 for the 5K
- $10 – $31 for the 1 mile race
- $100 – $120 for all three races combined
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of Rockport’s Triple Threat Half Marathon race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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