The Bridgehampton Half Marathon will make its debut this spring.
Put on by Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski, co-race directors of the Hamptons Marathon, the Bridgehampton Half kicks off on Saturday, May 10.
“There’s room for another distance race in a town we love,” Weinberger says.
The tentative course will begin in town, go up Ocean Road and weave through the estate section South of the Highway before ending back on Main Street.
Like the Hamptons Marathon, the Bridgehampton Half is a 501c3 nonprofit. Benefiting charities include the Bridgehampton Museum and Southampton Hospital. Other beneficiaries will be announced at a later date.
“We pay all of our bills and when we’re done with the race, everything else goes toward the beneficiaries,” Weinberger says.
A kickoff in New York City will be on January 23 at Jack Rabbit Sports. The retailer will also put together a training program, which will be available online.
A few details remain up in the air—Southampton Town has to approve the permits, for example. But the police department has given its OK.
Race entries will be capped at 1,500 for the inaugural running. Interested runners can currently preregister online and the official application will be available at a later date. Visit runningawayevents.com for additional information.