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The Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5K invites you run or walk down the gorgeous Niantic Bay Boardwalk in East Lyme, CT.  5K Runners and walkers will enjoy a mostly flat course from Niantic’s McCook Park, down Main Street through the charming Village of Niantic, along the Boardwalk, to a sparkling finish at Hole-in-the-Wall Beach. Post-race festivities and awards follow at the pavilion in McCook Park.

Proceeds from the race will go to the Niantic Children’s Museum, supporting their plan to re envision and grow the Museum.  Contributions will help the Museum make a lasting impact on the growing minds in this community.

Event details and schedule

Date: Sunday, October 25th, 2020
Location: Registration and start at McCook Park, 8 Atlantic Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.
Registration and Bib pickup: Saturday, October 24th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at McCook Park, Niantic
Race Day: Registration and bib pick-up at McCook Point Park, Niantic begins at 8:30 AM

8:30 a.m. Registration and Bib Pick-up begin
9:15 a.m. Healthy Kids Fun Run starts
10:00 a.m
. Race starts
11:30 a.m. Awards and post-race festivities in the park

Registration: online or by mail

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5K – Adult                                                 $25 ($30 after 4/13)
5K – Student (18 and younger)                $20
1K – Healthy Kids Run (12 and younger) $15

Event Moisture wicking shirts are guaranteed to the first 600 registrants, register early!
Shirts are guaranteed to the first 75 participants of the kids run.
Online registration closes on 10/19.

Due to the fixed width of the Boardwalk, strollers and walkers will follow runners.
Pets are not allowed on the Boardwalk.
*No refunds will be offered.



  • Download and print form below or complete form in event promotion flyer.
  • Pay by check to be made out to: Town of East Lyme (credit cards not accepted by mail)
  • Note: “Boardwalk 5K” in memo portion of check.
  • All paper applications must be received by Monday, October 19th.
  • Registration forms may also be returned to the Park and Rec office during their normal
    operating hours of Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM. They are located at the address below.
  • Mail entry form and payment to:
Niantic Bay 5k
East Lyme Parks & Rec Dept.
41 Society Road
Niantic, CT 06357

Race Day:

  • In-person registration and check payment can be done until 9:30 a.m. on race day, October 25.

Race Results and timing

  • SNERRO Chip-Timing


  • Overall Top 3 finishers, male and female
  • Top finisher for each 10-year age group, male and female (Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)


Boardwalk Run Map
Starts (Green Dot on Map) at McCook Point Park (Atlantic Avenue) in Niantic, runs down through the Crescent Beach neighborhood, up to Main Street (Route 156), along Main Street through the village of Niantic; turns at the Niantic River bridge, returns on the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and finishes just after Hole-in-the-Wall Beach (end of Baptist Lane).

*Due to the fixed width of the Boardwalk, strollers and walkers will follow runners.  Pets are not allowed on the Boardwalk.

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. Proceeds from the race go directly back to Niantic Main Street programs, supporting the Town’s continuing effort to be an attractive and exciting place to live, work, and play.

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