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!
2021 Event details and schedule
Date: Saturday, October 16th
Rain date: Sunday, October 17th
Location: Registration and start at McCook Point Park, 8 Atlantic Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.
Adults 19+: $25 ($30 after September 10th)
18 and under(Students): $20 ($25 after September 10th)
Healthy Kids Fun Run: $15
8:30-9:45 am: Race Day Registration
9:30 am: Healthy Kids Fun Run (upper section of park)
10:00 am: Race Begins
11:30 am: Award Ceremony
Friday 10/15 3-7PM at McCook Park, Niantic
Race Day beginning at 8:30 a.m. at McCook Point Park, Niantic
- Registration open now!
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.
- Participants must register by September 10th to be guaranteed an event shirt.
Race Results and timing
- SNERRO Chip-Timing
- Results link will be posted here and at the refreshments tent 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.
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.