Where is the starting line?
The Bridgehampton Half-Marathon + 5K both start and end at the Beebe Windmill, located on Ocean Road at the intersection of Hildreth Avenue. Ocean Road is the main stoplight in the village of Bridgehampton. Hildreth Avenue is about ¼ mile south of Main Street/Route 27.
Do you have a map of the course?
View the official 2023 Bridgehampton Half-Marathon course map by clicking the button below. (The 5K will use the same start but will turn right on Pauls Lane and return up Halsey for a loop course.)
Can I have a friend pick up my packet?
Yes, provided that person has a copy of your valid ID.
Is there a bib delivery option?
Runners have the option of having their bibs mailed to their homes for only $5.00. Skip Packet Pick-Up, receive your bib in the mail before race weekend and pick up your finisher shirt/swag after the race. It’s the fast track so all you need to think about is running! If you do not chose to have your bib sent, you can retrieve your race bib (and swag) at Packet Pick-Up times detailed above.
Note we will not mail shirts, swag or medals. The bib mailing add-on is only available for shipping addresses within the U.S.
At what time does the race begin?
The 5K at 9:00 am sharp and the half-marathon will begin at 9:10 am.
Where can I park?
1. Corwith Avenue parking lot, behind the Bridgehampton Historical Society/Museum. It is FREE to park here and a quick walk from here to the starting line. See the link below for a map of Bridgehampton Village, with Corwith Avenue and the start line labeled for you.
2. Bridgehampton High School parking lot, located on Montauk Highway, just past Ocean Road. This is an 8-10 minute walk from the starting line. There is a $20 fee to park here and it is limited to 90 spots. Parking permits can be purchased at registration. The Bridgehampton High School PTA is partnering with us to make parking available at the school and all parking fees will go directly to the school. The lot will not open until 7am sharp, and anyone parked there before 7am will be towed by the Southampton Police. There is no parking without a Bridgehampton Half hang tag. See map below for location of the School and the starting line.
3. There is one smaller lot behind the stores at the west end of Bridgehampton village that is accessed by School Street. Please click on either of the two maps above, locate Bobby Van’s, and note the parking lot behind it.
There will be no parking on Ocean Road or Hildreth Ave. We need both streets to remain free of cars for emergency vehicles and for you, our runners! In terms of on-street parking, much of the area is a no-parking zone. If you do find side streets on which to park, please make sure you stay out of driveways, leave mailboxes accessible to mail trucks, and stay far away from fire hydrants. We’d like our neighbors to like us, so please be kind to them. Thank you.
Is there gear check?
We will have gear check available at the Ops Tent near the starting line.
What should I do if I get injured?
All injuries are different but most importantly, rest is key. If you only missed a few days and a few miles you may be able to just continue with your workout. However, if the injury is a little more serious you may need to cut down the mileage or maybe even reconsider your commitment to the marathon. Pool workouts are a great substitute for running if the injury is not as severe and weight training and yoga also help. Make sure you consult a physician for all injuries.
What is the refund policy?
This event follows the standard running industry policy and entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. When you register for this event, you are making a non-refundable purchasing decision and must agree to this policy. If the event is canceled because of weather, natural disaster, global pandemic or any other reason, refunds will not be given. We appreciate your understanding. For a detailed explanation, we suggest reading this article.
What should I do if I am injured and will not be able to compete?
As noted above, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances, even if you cancel due to injury, even with a doctor’s note and we cannot transfer your registration to the September Hamptons Marathon & Half. There are options though. Runners who are entered in the 2023 race but cancel/defer by April 30, will be eligible for guaranteed discounted entry into the September 23 Hamptons Marathon & Half. Click here to defer your registration to September. We will also permit official bib transfers. If you would like to transfer your bib to a friend, please email [email protected] before April 30, 2023. In the event that you are not able to participate, and do not notify us of a deferral or transfer by April 30, entry fees for the 2023 race will NOT transfer to to any race thereafter.
How many runners are in the race?
We are registering between 900 and 1,200 runners.
How long do I have to complete the Bridgehampton Half?
The course will be open for 3 hours. After 3 hours, runners still on the course will be allowed to finish but there will be no course support available, so plan your hydration accordingly. The finish line will be open for 3 hours.
Can I walk?
How many water stations and POJs are there on the course?
We will have hydration stations every two miles with both water and Gatorade. We will have POJs every two miles.
How is the race timed?
The Bridgehampton Half-Marathon will be using ChronoTrack Systems™ B-Tag™. The B-Tag is a single-use RFID tag that participants have on their race bib to record their time. The B-tag is easy to use and is far lighter and less intrusive than other timing tags and chips, it can be used in all weather conditions, and is disposable after the race. The B-Tag records your time at the start, at the finish line, and at splits during the race. Please note that this is a new course for 2023 and it has not been USATF certified.
It is our goal to ensure the safety of all of our runners. The Southampton Town Board has noted that “Southampton rules prohibit personal audio devices with two earpieces to be used during the event.”
The best spectator viewing is at the intersection of Sagg Main St and Cemetery Lane which will allow you to see your runner twice. You can grab a coffee up the road at the Sagg Store on Sagg Main near Hedges. Please be sure to pull your cars well off the roads and do not block driveways or fire hydrants. We also encourage spectators (especially those with kids) to go to Fairview Farms at Horsemill Lane and Mecox Road – there is a nice area to pull off at this local farmstand, where you can see your runners and also play with the chickens and cows (and buy some local produce and cheese from Harry, who is expecting you!).
You should certainly eat before a race, but in terms of what and when, every runner is different. Training is about all aspects of the race- running, of course, but also testing out your clothing, experimenting with your pre-race meal, finding the hydration and nutrition plan that works best for you during the race. Try different meals during practices, typically the longer ones and find out what works best for you.
This is one of our favorite questions because without our army of volunteers we couldn’t get anything done and we couldn’t give back to the communities that we love. If you want to learn about volunteer opportunities, email [email protected]. You are guaranteed entry to the 2023 race (and our eternal gratitude) if you volunteer on race day.