Smuttynose Rockfest Half
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!
You’ve never seen a party like this at a road race! The Smuttynose Rockfest Half & 5k features a massive festival that’s free to the public. Over 10,000 people descend on this scenic beach town to cheer on the runners and party all day! So bring your friends and family and get ready for a day of fun at one of New Hampshire’s biggest festivals!
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.