The Niantic Bay 10k is an out and back course, that begins at McCook Point Park and makes its way through the Crescent Beach neighborhood, then into Old Black Point. This scenic route is mostly flat and includes beautiful views of the Niantic Bay and local beaches, a great run to kick off the summer!

Proceeds from this race benefit East Lyme Youth Services, and enables them to offer a free after school program daily throughout the school year.

Our friend and East Lyme Parks and Recreation commission member Charlie Fenick passed away in 2020. Charlie had run this race every year of its existence and we felt it is right to honor Charlie by making this “Charlie’s Run”. Those of us who knew Charlie know he was a gentle soul with a huge heart, while being a fierce competitor on every race course he ran on. Cheers to our friend Charlie!

Event details and schedule

Cost: $30
Friday, June 9th, 2023
Location: Registration and start at McCook Point Park, 8 Atlantic Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.
Registration and Bib pickup: Race Night beginning at 4:30 p.m. at McCook Park, Niantic
5:30 p.m. 5k Walk begins
6:00 p.m. 10k Race Begins

Registration: online only

*First 100 patrons to register are guaranteed a special edition race pint glass.
No refunds will be offered.

Online Registration: Opens April 1st!

Click the link above, log in/ create an account and find “Niantic Bay 10k” under program list

Race Results and timing

  • SNERRO Chip-Timing
  • Results will be posted on their website the evening of the race

Awards: Post Race at McCook Point Park

  • First Female Overall, First Male Overall
  • 15 & Under, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


NB10k Map

The 10k course starts just outside the McCook Point Park entrance on Atlantic Street. The course will continue from Atlantic Street, left on Bayview Avenue, right onto Crescent Avenue and left on Black Point Road, taking a right at the stop sign onto Old Black Point Road, continuing through the gates of Old Black Point, following around Old Black Point Road, taking a left at the stop sign onto Great Wight Way, and a right back onto Old Black Point Road, and returning to McCook Point Park via the same route. The course is marked.

Organizer Info

The Niantic Bay 10K is hosted by East Lyme Youth Services and Parks and Recreation. All proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Open Center After-school program which is available to all middle school students daily throughout the school year at no cost. Contact Mike McDowell at 860-739-6788 or with questions.