The 12th Annual Smuttynose Rockfest is returning to Hampton Beach, NH on Sunday, October 6, 2019 for another day of rocking and running! Join thousands of runners and spectators at New England’s fastest, flattest, and most scenic road race where you celebrate your finish with a huge party featuring Smuttynose craft beer, Stonyfield yogurt, lobstah rolls, clam chowdah, and live music!
With an elevation gain of only 60 feet, The Smuttynose Rockfest Half is the flattest, fastest and most scenic half marathon course in New England!
The course begins with two thrilling loops around downtown Hampton Beach with thousands of spectators cheering you on. It then heads north on Ocean Boulevard right along the beach and then turns inland for a loop on tree-lined roads before coming back out to the ocean at Mile 10. It finishes with a three-mile stretch along the beach, ending at the famous Sea Shell Stage for a well-deserved party!
This course is very spectator friendly with great views of the runners at the Start, Mile 2, Mile 5, and at the Finish. All miles are marked with mile markers and all corners have at least one arrow. Race marshals and police will be stationed at any confusing corners.
The race starts in designated pace stalls. The half course is measured and according to USATF standards, Certification applied for.
The Smuttynose Rockfest 5k is one of the most scenic road races in New England! The course is comprised of the first 3.1 miles of the half marathon course, which means you’ll be cheered on by thousands of spectators as you run beside the beautiful Atlantic ocean. After the finish, head on over to the famous Sea Shell Stage where the Rockfest after-party awaits! 5k runners experience the same great food, band, and beer garden (they just get the party started a little earlier)!
5k runners line up on C Street and start at 8:40 a.m. BE SURE TO GET YOUR BIB before 8 A M.
Packet pick-up will be held at 54 Ashworth Ave (across from the casino ballroom parking lot) on Saturday, September 29th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 30th from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. where you’ll receive your bib and fleece. Fleeces won’t be mailed out after the event if you don’t pick yours up, so don’t oversleep! HINT: All roads leading into Hampton Beach CLOSE at 7:30 AM. So be sure to arrive early enough to get into town to park and get your bib before 8 AM.
To learn more or register, click here: hamptonrockfest.com.
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