4th Annual Gansett Half Marathon
The fourth annual Gansett Half Marathon will be held on October 22, 2017 at 10am in Narragansett, RI.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Narragansett Summer Youth Track Series, the Narragansett High School boys and girls track and field teams, and the Narragansett Running Association.The superb UASTF-certified course was thoughtfully designed with the athlete in mind and showcases some of the best of Narragansett: beautiful beaches, ocean views, the Point Judith Lighthouse, and the famous Narragansett Towers (which the runners pass under twice). The race host is the Aqua Blue Hotel, 1 Beach St., Narragansett.
With a 10am start, even runners traveling from out of town can get a little more shut-eye before hitting the road on race morning. And with the summer crowds long departed, getting in and out of town will be hassle-free.
The late-morning Autumn start also makes ideal temperatures likely, and runners will find the course generally flat and fast, which makes the Gansett Half an ideal “PR” race. Experienced runners from the Narragansett Running Association will serve as race-day pacers, for those looking to hit a specific time goal.
As you complete your 13.1-mile journey, you’ll be treated to a lovely ocean view and a flat stretch of road along the Narragansett seawall – ideal conditions for a strong, fast finish. The finish area is very spectator-friendly, with a large grassy park where your friends and family can gather and capture great photos of your triumphant finish, with the ocean as a backdrop. Two videos afford you some great insight into the course – one that previews the full 13.1-miles, and also an aerial view of one of the most scenic stretches of the course that runners will pass along twice.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place man and woman, and awards will be given to the top three male/females in the following age categories: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. (No duplicates).
Team competition; sign up day of race; scores calculated by participants’ finishing times (top three times determine the team score). Teams must have at least three runners, and awards will be given to the top team in three categories: male, female, and mixed.
Both miles and half miles will be marked. Runners will pass fluid stations six times and POWER GEL will be available after mile 7. Both water and Gatorade will be available at each station.