The 10th Annual Smuttynose Rockfest is returning to Hampton Beach, NH on Sunday, October 1st 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 4, 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 course is measured and certified by the USATF (Certified #NH14030TY).
Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Location: Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH