2019 RACE RESULTS: Click here

The Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5K invites you to run or walk down the newly restored 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, kids’ games, and awards follow at the pavilion in McCook Point Park. Bring your family and friends.  Kids ages 2-11 can participate in the Healthy Kids Fun Run in the park before the 5K race.  Families have the option for kids to be accompanied by an adult.

Event details and schedule

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Location: Registration and start at McCook Park, 8 Atlantic Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.
Registration and Bib pickup: Saturday, April 27 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

Register Now 

5K – Adult                                                 $25 ($30 after 4/14)
5K – Student (18 and younger)                $20
1K – Healthy Kids Run (12 and younger) $15

Event Moisture wicking shirts are guaranteed to the first 700 registrants, register early!
Shirts are guaranteed to the first 75 participants of the kids run.
Online registration closes on 4/23.

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, April 22nd.
  • 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, April 28.

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