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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is the start/finish?

The race starts and ends at the Southampton Intermediate School, 70 Leland Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

Do you have directions to Southampton High School?

Southampton High School is in the heart of Southampton Village. Click here for directions from NYC.

Do you have a map of the course?

View the official 2017 Hamptons Marathon and Half Marathon course map by clicking the button below. An updated course map of the new and improved beachfront course will be posted soon!

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet pickup–collecting your race number and swag bag– is offered several times for your convenience in the week leading up to the race. Packet pick-up times and locations will be posted closer to race day!

Can I have a friend pick up my packet?

Yes, someone can retrieve your packet for you with a copy of your ID. No, packets are not available outside of these times.

At what time does the race begin?

Both the Marathon and the Half begin at 8 am. The 5K begins at 8:15.

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.

Can I switch from the full Hamptons Marathon to the Half Marathon?

You may switch races, space permitting, until September 8, 2017. All requests must be made by email to and are subject to a $10 change fee.

Can I switch from the Half-Marathon to the Full?

As long as space permits, you may switch from the half-marathon to the full. All you have to do is email us at Regular race fees still apply.

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. New this year, we will permit official bib transfers. If you need to transfer your bib, please email before September 8, 2017. In the event that you are not able to participate, entry fees for the 2017 race will NOT transfer to the 2018 race or any race thereafter. Runners who are entered in the 2017 race but cancel/defer by September 8, 2017, will be eligible for guaranteed discounted entry into the 2018 race. Any deferrals AFTER September 8, for any reason, will constitute forfeiture from the race; there will be no deferrals/rollovers issued under any circumstances after September 8.

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.

How many runners are in each race?

The races split out at about 25-30% marathoners to 70-75% half-marathoners. For 2017, we expect to register 2500 runners total for both races, so approximately 600-700 will be marathoners, with the rest in the half-marathon.

How long do I have to complete the Hamptons Marathon?

The Hamptons Marathon course will be open for 6 hours. After 6 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 6 hours.

How long is the Half-Marathon open?

The Hamptons Marathon & Half finish at the same place, so the course and the finish line will be open for 6 hours.

Will I be the only one finishing after 6 hours?

No! The last several years we have had a few runners finish outside of the 6-hour margin.

Can I walk?


Will there baggage check at the race?


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?

As Race Directors, our most important job is to make sure you are safe and have a great race. If you can’t hear the directions being given by our staff, we can’t do our job. If you want to run with music, please keep the level low enough that you can hear people around you.

Is there parking near the race start or should I take a taxi?

There is limited, permitted parking at Southampton High School and close be at Southampton Hospital. Parking permits are available with race registration and both are fundraisers for the school and the hospital. The Hamptons Marathon, together with the Hampton Jitney, will provide free shuttle buses from the Wickapogue parking field to Southampton High School and back after the race. Here is a map of the parking options.

Is there an app for tracking?

Yes! Download our #runthehamptons app for all race-related information on the go:

Are there good spectator viewing areas? Where?

Family and friends are welcome to join runners on the shuttle to the start/finish line. Here is a map of the best spectator spots.

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 Hamptons Marathon. 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 22 water stations on the course. In addition, there will be Gatorade available at every other water station. We will have Gu at mile 17. Here is a map with aid stations included.

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 You are guaranteed entry to the 2019 race if you volunteer on race day.