The Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5K invites you run or walk down the Niantic Bay Boardwalk! This spectacular promenade in East Lyme, CT, boasts stunning views of Long Island Sound, lapping waves, and the whoosh of trains passing on nearby tracks.

5K Runners and walkers will enjoy a mostly flat course from Niantic’s McCook Point Park through the charming Village of Niantic, along Main Street and the Boardwalk, to a sparkling finish at Hole-in-the-Wall Beach. Post-race festivities and awards follow at the pavilion in McCook Point Park. Bring your family and friends and spend the day in Niantic!

This year, proceeds from the race will go towards downtown revitalization. We hope you join us in helping Main Street bloom!

2023 Event details and schedule

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Rain date: 
Sunday, April 23rd
Registration and start at McCook Point Park, 8 Atlantic Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.

Adults 19+: $30 ($35 after April 1st)
18 and under(Students): $20 ($25 after April 1st)

8:30-9:45 am: Race Day Registration
10:00 am: Race Begins
11:30 am: Award Ceremony

Bib pickup:
Friday 4/21 3-7PM at McCook Park, Niantic
Race Day beginning at 8:30 a.m. at McCook Point Park, Niantic

Registration open now!

Adult Online Registration: Click Here

Student Online Registration: Click Here

  • Registration open!
    Click the link above, log in/ create an account and find “Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5k” under program list. 
    Be sure to choose the correct registration category and that your registration information is correct. 
  • Register by March 25th to be guaranteed an event T-shirt!

Race Results and timing

  • SNERRO Chip-Timing
  • Results link will be posted here and at the refreshment area after the race.


  • Top three Females Overall, Top three Males Overall
  • Top Male/Female in age categories 12-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Course/Route and Parking locations

Starting at McCook Point Park and heading through the Crescent Beach neighborhood, this course takes you down Main Street in Niantic to Cini Memorial Park to access the Niantic Bay Boardwalk for the last 1.1 miles, finishing at Hole in the Wall beach.













Organizer Info

The Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5K is hosted by East Lyme Parks and Recreation and Niantic Main Street, the non-profit organization dedicated to creating a vibrant community experience for residents and visitors in Niantic and the Town of East Lyme.

Niantic Main Street
277 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-2550