June 3rd, 2023
Half Marathon & 5K
HAMDEN TOWN CENTER PARK | HAMDEN, CT
The Hamden Fest Half Marathon & 5K will be held at Town Center Park on Saturday June 3rd. The event includes a Half Marathon (New for 2023) and 5K. The road races will offer runners and walkers some grass and paved trail running.
The Hamden Road race will kick off Hamden Fest. Hamden Fest will kick off at 11:00 am, with an extravaganza of events and activities in Town Center Park. The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Town of Hamden to present this exciting event which will feature the Chamber's Annual Business & Community Expo; the Hamden Library Book Sale; Food Trucks and vendors; an Arts & Crafts & Antiques Fair; a Kids’ Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau; Entertainment by local musicians and more. Hamden Fest will run until 4:00 pm.
Come enjoy this lively festival that brings together Hamden’s best – business, arts, cultural and educational communities.
For more info about Hamden Fest, go to https://hamdenregionalchamber.com/promote/hamden-fest/.
Town Center Park. Enter at Hamden Middle School (http://goo.gl/maps/lsekU )
Half Marathon: 9:00am
Parking will be available at Hamden Town Center Park. Please enter the park by Hamden Middle School and follow the parking signs. Please do not park in the Library parking lot.
Bib & T-shirt Pickup:
Packet pickup with be race day from 7:00 am to 8:45 am at the race site. Same day registration will be offered at bib & t-shirt pickup.
Race day Parking
Our printer requires us to place our shirt order by June 1st (to ensure the shirts are ready for race day). The volume of shirts we order is based on the number of registrations. The only way to guarantee a t-shirt and/or desired size is to register before the t-shirt deadline.
5K Map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4518882988
Half Marathon Map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5379586312/
On Course Nutrition
We will have 1 aid station on the 5K (Close to halfway point).
There will be 6 aid stations on the course (approximately every 2-2.5 miles). Aid stations will be equipped with Ucan energy gels, sports drink and water. Four of the aid stations will have portable toilets.
Clarion Hotels and Suites
Whitney Inn and Suites
Holiday Inn Cheshire/Southington
Awards are based on overall race time (not on an athletes chip time). We award prizes for the following categories:
Overall Finishers – The Top 3 Males and Females (Overall award winners are not eligible for age group awards)
Age Group Finishers – The top 3 male and female finishers in these age groups (age calculated on race day)
19 and Under
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 and Over
More than 30 days before race options: Deferment to next year’s race (1 year only), Deferment to any other Team Mossman Events race in the same race season or refund of race entry fee minus $10 service fee.
10-30 days before race: Deferment to next year’s race (1 year only) or Deferment to any other Team Mossman Events race in the same race season.
10 days or less before race: No refunds or deferments.