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Hampton Half Marathon & 5K Race Details

The Hampton Half & 5K fun kicks off on Sunday, March 3rd in Hampton Beach, NH with both the half marathon and 5K starting at 10:00am. Click on a section below for more race details.

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The Courses

Hampton Half

START TIME: 10:00AM

The course begins at B Street and Ocean Boulevard with a loop around downtown Hampton Beach. Runners will then heads north right along the Atlantic Ocean and turn inland for a loop on tree-lined roads before coming back out to the ocean at Mile 10. The course finishes with a three-mile stretch along the beach, ending back at the Start for a well-deserved party!

The course begins at B Street and Ocean Boulevard with a loop around downtown Hampton Beach. Runners will then heads north right along the Atlantic Ocean and turn inland for a loop on tree-lined roads before coming back out to the ocean at Mile 10. The course finishes with a three-mile stretch along the beach, ending back at the Start for a well-deserved party! 

This course is very spectator friendly with great views of the runners at the Start, all along Ocean Blvd, and at the Finish.

The course certification is pending.

5K

START TIME: 10:00AM

The Hampton 5K is one of the most scenic road races in New England! The course shares 2.5 miles of the half marathon course, which means you’ll be cheered on by tons of spectators as you run beside the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. After the finish, head on over to the Ashworth By The Sea Hotel for the after-party! 

5K

START TIME: 10:00AM

The Hampton 5K is one of the most scenic road races in New England! The course shares 2.5 miles of the half marathon course, which means you’ll be cheered on by tons of spectators as you run beside the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. After the finish, head on over to the Ashworth By The Sea Hotel for the after-party!

5K runners start alongside the half marathoners at 10 a.m. and also get hot soup and delicious craft beer (they just get the party started a little earlier)!” 

Directions & Parking

The start line will be located on Ocean Blvd at B Street. Several parking lots will be available during the event.

Island Path Parking
Chat & Chew Parking
Town of Hampton Parking

All parking will be pay and display. $10 per vehicle. Cash only.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held on March 2 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and March 3 on the morning of the race from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM inside Ashworth by the Sea. where you’ll receive your bib and race day swag! All runners receive their medals as they cross the finish line. Shirts won’t be mailed out after the event if you don’t pick yours up, so don’t oversleep!

Packet Pickup & Start Address:
Ashworth by the Sea
295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH 03842

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.
5K bibs
Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.
2 women with beer

Post Race Celebration

Warm up with some delicious food options like hot soup and healthy snacks before washing it down with complimentary craft beer and seltzers (21+)! 

2 women with beer

Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at marathon or half marathon in the past 18 months, we have a perk for you! Elite runners who meet the qualifying standards below are eligible for a fully comped entry to this year’s race! To apply for a fully comped entry as an elite athlete, please click the apply today bottom below to submit your application!

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half
Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the 2024 race day to qualify. Elite athlete support (travel, lodging, prize money, and/or food assistance) will not be provided by Ventures Endurance.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries may be accommodated on a case by case basis. If an event sells out and is at capacity, additional elite athlete entries will not be considered. An elite complimentary entry is non transferrable and only applied to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

Awards

Prizes are awarded to the top 3 men and women finishers overall and the top 3 men and women in the following age categories:

14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

The overall category will be scored using GUN time and the age group awards will be scored using CHIP time.

Results and Photos

Free high-res photos and your race time will be emailed to all participants as soon as they cross the finish line. The link below will also be updated on race day, so be sure to check back then!