Shoreline Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, July 20, 2024 • Hamlin, NY • Course Map

Part of a two-day series of races that features a 13.1-mile half marathon, 5K and races for kids in addition to its triathlon, the Shoreline Multisport Festival celebrates its 41st running this summer, and its fifth annual with the half marathon race distance.

As its name suggests, the race will take runners along the shoreline of Lake Ontario here in the part of western New York State known as the Genessee region, just a short drive west from nearby Rochester.

The race unfolds largely within Hamlin Beach State Park, a popular park whose beaches attract thousands of visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day every year, and which also features more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails in addition to its one-mile nature trail near the beach.

For the half marathon, the running events take place on Saturday, while the triathlon takes place on Sunday. The race has a long history as one of the country’s oldest continuously running triathlon events, dating all the way back to its first running in 1980.

The course for the half marathon will unfold along the park’s hiking and biking trails as well as its paved park roads, and race organizers say the course is “relatively flat” though runners should expect to encounter uphills and downhills as well as rocks, twigs, tree limbs and perhaps even muddy terrain in spots, depending on the weather in the days leading up to the event.

The race organizers — the Rochester, N.Y.-based race event management company YellowJacket Racing — add that awards will be given out for the half marathon for the top overall male and female runners, as well as for the top 3 runners in each age group.

Note: A virtual option is available for this event, to be run anytime from July 20 to July 28. Registration details are included below.

Race Weather & Climate

Located near the shores of Lake Ontario in western New York State, about 25 miles northwest of Rochester, Hamlin typically sees its warmest weather of the year in July, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 44 degrees (in 1963) and as high as 98 degrees (in 1966).

  • July 20 average low temp: 65ºF
  • July 20 average high temp: 74ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Shoreline Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:15 AM – 5K


  • $75 and up – half marathon
  • $30 and up – 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Hamlin’s Shoreline Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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