Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the starting line? 

The race starts and ends 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?

Click here for map.

When and where is packet pickup? 

Packet pickup–collecting your race number, chip and shwag bag– is offered several times for your convenience in the week leading up to the race. Packet pick up will be in NYC and Southampton at the following times:

  • Monday, April 24, 5-8pm, JackRabbit Sports, 140 West 72nd Street NYC
  • Tuesday, April 25, 5-8pm, JackRabbit Sports, 140 West 72nd Street NYC
  • Friday, April 28, 5:30-8:30pm Geary Gubbins Sports, 28 Hill Street, Southampton
  • Saturday, April 29, 7-8:00am, Beebe Windmill, Ocean Road and Hildreth Ave, Bridgehampton

Can I have a friend pick up my packet?

Yes, provided that person has a copy of your valid ID.

At what time does the race begin?

The race begins at 9am sharp

Where can I park?

There will be no parking on Ocean Road at all.  Free parking is available at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Hwy (at Corwith Avenue), Bridgehampton, NY 11932. This is a 10-minute walk from the race start. There is one small parking lot on the western edge of Bridgehampton off School Street that may have limited parking available. It is about a 12-minute walk from that lot to the starting line.

There is also parking available at the Bridgehampton High School, 2685 Montauk Hwy (just east of Ocean Avenue), Bridgehampton, NY 11932.  Parking is $10 per car and this is a fundraiser for the high school. This is a 5-minute walk from the race start.

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 to 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 should I do if I am injured and will not be able to compete?

We regret that entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances, even if you cancel due to injury, even with a doctor’s note.  Runners who are entered in the 2017 race but cancel/defer by April 14, 2017, will be eligible for guaranteed discounted entry into the 2018 race.  We will also permit official bib transfers. If you would like to transfer your bib to a friend, please email diane@runthehamptons.com before April 14, 2017. In the event that you are not able to participate, and do not notify us of a deferral or transfer by April 14, entry fees for the 2017 race will NOT transfer to the 2018 race or any race thereafter.

How many runners are in the race?

We are registering between 1000 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? 

Yes. 

How is the race timed? 

The Hamptons Marathon together with Finish Line Road Race Technicians will be using the gold standard 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.

Can I wear an iPod?

From the Southampton Town Board: “Southampton rules prohibit personal audio devices with two earpieces to be used during the event”. 

Are there good spectator viewing areas? Where?

The best spectator viewing is at he intersection of Sagg Main St and Cemetery Lane which will allow you to see your runner twice (and you can join the Lululemon cheer station to cheer on the runners). You can grab a coffee up the road atthe 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!).

How should I find accommodations?

Our travel partner, Running Away – The Active Travel Company for Runners is delighted to assist you with all your travel needs, including hotel reservations, flights, rental cars, and transportation for the upcoming Bridgehampton Half. Please email Matt or call 877-544-AWAY (2929) to speak with a travel consultant.

How many water stations are there on the course? 

There are 6 water stations on the course, with both water and gatorade at each station.

What should I eat before the race?

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.

I did not get a number but I would still like to participate in some way. How can I help out? 

If you want to learn about volunteer opportunities, email volunteers@runthehamptons.com. You are guaranteed entry to the 2018 race if you volunteer on race day.

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