Saturday, September 26, 2020 • Southampton, NY • Course Map
The tree-lined roads and historic beach town areas along the scenic southern shore of New York’s Long Island are on display for runners at the annual autumn Hamptons Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K race, which was named by Runner’s World magazine as one of the country’s “Top 10 Races to Run” back in 2008.
Filled with views of the beaches and the ocean as well as stretches through the Long Island towns of Springs, Amagansett and East Hampton, the race features a combination of long, flat stretches with occasional hills, along a course made up of paved surfaces throughout the race.
From the starting line at Southampton Intermediate School, the out-and-back course takes runners south down Old Town Road before heading in a northeast direction along the tree-lined Wickapogue Road, Downs Path, and Flying Point Road. This loop and the return to Old Town Road makes up the first four miles of the course and features some minor ups and downs.
From there, runners head south back down Old Town Road and then west around Old Town Pond and Agawman Lake, making a loop around the residential roads of Coopers Neck Lane, Great Plains Road, and Halsey Neck Lane before retracing their steps back to the finish line at Southampton Intermediate School.
While they’re in the area, participants and their friends and families can take in the sights of one of the country’s most historic beach towns, where Jackson Pollock lived and painted many of his most famous works.
Known today primarily as a playground for the rich and famous, especially for many of New York’s wealthiest families, the Hamptons is home to the annual Artists & Writers Softball game, which has drawn the likes of John Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Simon, Dustin Hoffman and others out to play in years past.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the eastern end of the southern shore of New York’s Long Island, Southampton typically sees mild to moderately warm summers followed by generally cool weather in the fall, with relatively steady precipitation year-round.
On race day (Sept. 26), the average low is 53ºF and the average high is 71ºF.
- 2019 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Hamptons Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon, full marathon
- 8:15 AM – 5K
- $80 – $110 for the half marathon
- $95 – $125 for the full marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of Southampton’s Hamptons Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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