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John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon

August 3, 2024

New London, CT

Get ready to hit the pavement, as the John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon is back in action on August 3, 2024! New London CT will be buzzing with excitement as runners dash through the streets, leaving their opponents green with envy. Don't miss this electrifying event that'll have you crossing the finish line with a jolt of exhilaration!
Get ready to hit the pavement, as the John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon is back in action on August 3, 2024! New London CT will be buzzing with excitement as runners dash through the streets, leaving their opponents green with envy. Don't miss this electrifying event that'll have you crossing the finish line with a jolt of exhilaration!
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About The John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon

The John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon, Connecticut’s oldest shoreline road race, is a must-do event for half marathon enthusiasts. Taking place on the 3rd of August 2024 in New London, CT, this race promises a memorable experience for all participants.

The race starts and finishes at the beautiful Ocean Beach Park, offering breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and scenic rural roads in the City of New London and Town of Waterford. As you conquer the well-marked and supported road course, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas that will leave you in awe.

But this race isn’t just about the stunning backdrop; it’s also about giving back. Runners are asked to bring a donation of food for the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, highlighting the race’s commitment to the local community.

Aside from the scenic route and the opportunity to make a difference, there are plenty of perks to enjoy. The race features Mylaps Chip Timing by SNERRO, awards in all standard age divisions, team competitions, and the famous ‘Port and Starboard Clam Chowder.’ You’ll also be treated to ice-cold Coca Cola products, pre/post race physical therapy, live music, a huge raffle, and finisher medals.

If that’s not enough to entice you, don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! Ocean Beach Park boasts a 3/4 mile-long sugar sand beach and boardwalk, perfect for some post-race relaxation.

As for the weather, August in New London is delightful, with average temperatures ranging from 70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C). You can expect warm and sunny conditions to accompany you throughout the race, completing your experience.

So lace up your running shoes, bring your donation of food, and get ready for an exceptional half marathon experience. With breathtaking scenery, a welcoming community spirit, and a beach to relax on afterward, the John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon promises an unforgettable race day that will leave you with a big smile on your face. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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