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Hamden Fest Half Marathon & 5k

Sat June 8, 2024 Hamden, CT 06518 US Directions


Hamden Fest Half Marathon

$65 9:00AM EDT Price increases after June 6, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Hamden Fest 5K

$35 9:30AM EDT Price increases after June 6, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Hamden Town Center Park
2761 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT US 06518


The Hamden Fest Half Marathon & 5K will be held at Town Center Park on Saturday June 8th. The event includes a Half Marathon 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.
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Race Contact Info

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Event Details

Town Center Park. Enter at Hamden Middle School ( )

Start Time
Half Marathon:
Walkers 8:30am
General Start 9:00am

5K: 9:30am

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.

Registration includes:
Race Entry
Chip Timing
Race day Parking
Event T-Shirt*
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.

Half Marathon finishers will receive 3" finisher medal

Course Information:
5K Map:
Half Marathon Map:

On Course Nutrition
We will have 1 aid station on the 5K (Close to halfway point).

Half Marathon:
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.

Local Hotels
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,  Females and Non-Binary (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 - 79



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