Surftown Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, September 8, 2024 • Westerly, RI • Course Map

A spectacular beach race featuring stunning views! The half marathon course runs into the pristine neighborhoods of Watch Hill first before entering Weekapaug and running along the coastline and through the picturesque beach community.

The Surftown Half Marathon, presented by Westerly Hospital, is a destination race not to miss, with additional distance options available. The 2-person relay gives runners a chance to experience part of the awesome Surftown Half course split with a buddy for 5.1 mile and 8 mile legs.

Relay participants exchange within walking distance of the pre/post-race area. The 5K race offers a 3.1 mile beachy run to remember! The flat and fast course travels out-and-back along Winnapaug Pond and the Misquamicut beach community and starts shortly after the 13.1 mile race kicks off. All participants earn a funky beach-themed finisher medal, a high quality short sleeve technical shirt and a post-race party by the beach with a variety of fresh food and a complimentary ice-cold beer from Grey Sail Brewing (21+ w/ID only).

Courtesy Hartford Marathon Foundation

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled just a few miles from the Atlantic here in the Ocean State’s southeastern corner, right on the border with Connecticut and about 45 miles southwest of Providence, Westerly typically sees cool to moderately warm weather in September.

On race day (Sept. 8) the average low is 57°F and the average high is 75°F.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM – half marathon
  • 7:45 AM – 5K

Course Time Limit

3 hours


  • $85 and up for the half marathon
  • $35 and up for the 5K


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

Official Race Website

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8 comments… add one
  • Roe ball October 21, 2018, 8:16 pm

    When is the 2019 1/2 marathon

  • Judy Gachi July 22, 2018, 8:37 pm

    I signed up for a half marathon. But i was wondering if u can change my single entry to a relay? I’ll do whatever it takes. Please let me know.

    Thank you
    Judy Gachi

  • MOE May 9, 2018, 10:41 am

    I am a member of The New England 65+Road Runners Club and I noticed that the age group awards end at age 74???? Are you planning an age group of 75-79and80-85. Let us know.

  • Lori Chamberlain April 9, 2018, 6:58 am

    Good morning – I signed myself and daughter up for Surftown half marathon on 9/9/18 however I cannot find a confirming e-mail. Would it be possible to have one sent to the e-mail provided above. Registration was for Lori Chamberlain and Kylee Teague. Thank you

  • Sandie June 17, 2017, 10:41 am

    Does the 5K run the same day, and what time does that start?

  • JZL September 12, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Plus: the water stops were plentiful.
    Minus: The post-race part of the event was extremely disappointing. Food options were nil (I’m sorry – but who eats creamy seafood after running 13 miles??? YUCK, my stomach flipped just looking at the chowder. Luckily there were bananas at least) And no beer tent?? Overall this was an expensive half for such little post race…

  • Elizabeth R Beyer August 31, 2016, 11:37 am

    Hello..I Registered a month ago and paid Extra To have my packet sent to me But haven’t Received it Yet&My Friends have. Please let me know.

  • Michael L Peska April 3, 2016, 5:07 pm

    I haven’t seen my confirmation for signing up for the race. Should be Mike Peska and Betsy Peska.


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