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2021 Gulf Beach 5K

Starts Saturday September 18th, 2021

Milford, CT

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Our 8th Running of the Gulf Beach 5K is being held alongside the Gulf Beach Half Marathon like the old days (starts 15 minutes after the Half) The 5K starts and finishes at the Gulf Beach Recreation Area. Runners and Walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. 

Pricing Structure:
10/24/2019 - 3/2/2020

3/3/2020 - 9/15/2021

$40 (In-person Race day registration) Cash, Checks Venmo only. NO CARDS. 


• Entrants receive a Short Sleeve race shirt.
• Exact timing using “transponder on the bib” for Net time and Gun time. You will receive a "Race Receipt" when you finish with all of your stats and see if you won an award
• Custom Pint Glass Awards for overall top 3 men and women as well as top 3 men and women in all 10-year age groups.
• The race will start PROMPTLY at 7:15am, aftert the Half Marathon starts!

Race Day packet pick-up will be at the race start/finish from 6:00am-6:45am: Gulf Beach Recreation Area 550 Gulf St. Milford, CT. 06460. Make sure you arrive with PLENTY of time to park, get your bib and shirt. The race will start at 7:15am promptly.

Course Map

6:00am: Packet pick-up Starts
6:45am: Packet Pickup Closes
7:15am: 5K Race Starts
7:30am: 5K First finishers
8:15am: 5K Final finishers

*This 5K is Race 3 of 4 in the Shoreline Sharks 5K Streaker Series.  All who finish the Mother Knows Best 5K (5/8/2021) PLUS the Hamden Flat 5K (5/22/2021) PLUS the Gulf Beach 5K (9/18/2021) PLUS the Savin Rock 5K (10/30/2021) will receive a FREE Custom Long Sleeve Tech Shirt!

You don't have to race all 4 of the 5Ks in the series but if you do, you will get the FREE long sleeve tech shirt!  It does not matter how you sign up (4-race ticket, on-line, in-person, etc.) JUST FINISH ALL 4 AND YOU GET ONE!


From the South: Take RT 95N to Exit 39A. Go Right off Exit and bare LEFT on CHERRY St. Follow Cherry about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf Street and follow to Gulf Beach.

From the North: Take 95S to Exit 39A. Exit will merge you onto RT 1. Bare left at the fork to Cherry St. Follow Cherry Street about a mile to Gulf St. Take a LEFT on Gulf St and follow to Gulf Beach.

Parking is allowed in ALL lots, including the residents only lots. Addition parking can be found on side streets within ¼ of a mile.

Event details and schedule

Race Distances

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Runner or Walker - Gulf Beach 5K Runner or... $35.00 until Btn active register yellow

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Start Location

550 Gulf St., Milford, CT

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