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Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5K

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Niantic Main Street invites you to the Niantic Bay Boardwalk 5K Run/Walk. This year, we’re rebranding the race to shell-ebrate everything under the sea! Participants are encouraged to dress as mermaids, sea monsters, sea creatures and more. Prizes awarded for best costume and best group costume. Proceeds from the race will go towards downtown revitalization. We hope you join us for this turtle-y awesome event this year!

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 by the bay!

2023 Event details and schedule

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Registration and start at McCook Point Park, 8 Atlantic Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357.
Adults 19+: $30 ($35 after April 1st)
18 and under(Students): $20 ($25 after April 1st)

8:30-9:45 am: Race Day Registration
10:00 am: Race Begins
11:30 am: Award Ceremony

Bib pickup:
Friday 4/21 3-7PM at McCook Park, Niantic
Race Day beginning at 8:30 a.m. at McCook Point Park, Niantic

Registration open now!

Adult Online Registration: Click Here

Student Online Registration: Click Here

  • Registration open!
    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. 
  • Register by March 25th to be guaranteed an event T-shirt!


  • Top three Females Overall, Top three Males Overall
  • Top Male/Female in age categories 18 an under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Best Costume
  • Best Group Costume


April 22
8:30 am - 12:00 pm