FAQs & Contact Us

Have a question?

We are here to help!  But first, your question may have already been answered! Check our FAQs below for answers to common topics.

Not sure how to use the FAQ page?

There are several ways you can find the answer to your question!

  1. Use the “Enter your keyword here” search bar at the beginning of each section. Begin typing keywords (ex: defer, change distance, packet pick-up, pacer) and articles will automatically populate for you to click through.
  2. Use the sections – Pre-Race Questions, Race Day Questions, Post-Race Questions – to find your answer. Once you find the question you are looking for, click the question to open the answer!

The deadline to defer your registration for race credit is Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

The deadline to change your distance is 7:00 AM on race morning.


How do I check if I'm registered?

Click here to visit our participant page and see if you’re registered.

What is the Bib Mailing Add-On?

Participants have the option to have their bibs conveniently mailed right to their front door for only $5.00.

You can add this option on during your registration, or if you’re already registered you can complete the bib mailing add-on form to get your bib mailed. Only bibs will be mailed; finisher shirts and medals will be available for pickup at the Finish Line Festival.

Anyone who does not purchase this option will need to attend our in person Packet Pick-Up. More Packet Pick-Up details to come.

We will not mail shirts or medals. The bib mailing add-on is only available for shipping addresses within the U.S.

How can I change my race distance?

If you have purchased bib mailing, you will have until noon on Friday, August 25th to change your distance and have the correct bib be mailed to you. If you change your distance after the bib mailing deadline, you will need to attend Packet Pick-Up to receive your correct bib. The change distance form is available at the top of this page.

Runners without bib mailing will have until Tuesday of race week to change their distance online and receive the correct bib at Packet Pick-Up. The change distance form is at the top of this page. If you change your distance after Tuesday, you will need to visit the Solutions table at Packet Pick-Up to receive the correct bib. .

We do not charge an administrative fee to change your distance. There is no charge to go down in distance, but if you choose a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference between the distances.

What is your refund policy?

The Hamptons Marathon reserves the right to reject any entry. Also, we adhere to the standard running industry policy. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is noted on our registration application and when you register for our events you must agree to this policy. You may not give or sell your number to another individual – if you do, this will result in your disqualification as well as the runner who uses your race number. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are no exceptions!

In light of COVID-19, we have introduced Worry Free Registration:

  • A registration for the 2023 Hamptons Marathon & Half guarantees a race experience for you! Should the 2023 race be forced to cancel due to COVID-19, all of our 2023 registrants will have options! You can choose to be awarded your entire registration fee back in the form of race credit or to transfer your registration to the virtual race. Race credit earned due to a COVID-19 cancellation will not expire and can be applied towards any Capstone Races event.
  • We’re all hoping to produce the 2023 race. However, if you don’t feel comfortable for whatever reason, we’ve waived our normal deferral fee.
  • If we are forced to switch our physical race to a virtual race due to COVID-19 all participants that stay in the virtual race will receive the difference of their registration back in the form of race credit.
  • Our “No Refund” and “No Transfer” policies will still be in effect for this race.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

Sorry, we do not allow transfers from person to person.

How do I defer my registration to next year's event?

Please see below for our deferral process for future events.

Step 1: The deadline to defer your race entry is 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, September 13.  The deferral form is at the top of this page. We have waived the normal deferral fees. Once you defer your entry, credit will be applied to your email address. Please note the amount of credit you receive is equal to the amount you paid at registration (excluding handling fees).

Step 2: Deferring your race entry does NOT automatically register you for a future event. To use your credit, you must sign up for an upcoming Capstone race using the email address associated with your credit. The credit will automatically be applied at the time of your registration.

When is packet pick-up?

  • Friday, September 22: Southampton Intermediate School gym in Southampton, NY from 6 – 8:30 PM.
  • Saturday, September 23: Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be available at Southampton Intermediate School gym from 6 – 7 AM.

Please note that there will not be a Thursday Packet Pick-Up in NYC.

What do I need to bring to packet pick-up?

Please bring the email you receive the week of the race with your bib number to make it easier and quicker to pick up your bib. 

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, you can have someone else pick up your packet if you are unable to make it to packet pick-up. Please forward your bib confirmation email to the person who will be picking up your race bib for you for verification purposes. 

Do you offer a student discount/military discount?

Yes, we offer both a student and military discount. Please email us at info@hamptonsmarathon.com and we’ll send you a unique code for 10% off your registration. We ask that all students email a valid student ID to receive the code.

Do I need a parking pass?

We have onsite parking at the Southampton High School (141 Narrow Street) that requires a parking pass. Onsite parking permits are $25, and all funds raised will support the Southampton Educational Foundation. Onsite Parking Passes are sold out for 2023!

Free parking options are available as well. Please click here for more information.

Parking at the school is free for Packet Pick-Up on Friday, September 22 only. 

I bought a parking pass; where do I pick it up?

If you purchased a parking pass, you can pick it up with your packet during any of the packet pick-up times. If you are picking up your packet on race morning, please refer to the email instructions you received during race week. 

If you purchased bib mailing and a parking pass, your parking pass will also be mailed to you before race day.

Can I register at packet pick-up?

Yes! Registration will close on race morning at the conclusion of Packet Pick-Up.

Is the course USATF certified?

Yes, the marathon and half marathon courses are certified.

Hamptons Marathon Certification Number: NY18062JG

Hamptons Half Marathon Certification Number: NY18061JG

Is this course a Boston qualifier?

Yes! This is one of the flattest and fastest Boston qualifiers around!

Hamptons Marathon Certification Number: NY18062JG

Hamptons Half Marathon Certification Number: NY18061JG

Does the Hamptons Marathon & Half allow elite athlete entries?

Sorry, we do not allow elite athlete entries.

Will there be pacers?

Sorry, we do not have any official pacers at the Hamptons Marathon & Half.


Where can I view a map of the course and see the course elevation?

All course maps can be found on our course page!

Is there a time limit?

The time limit for the Hamptons Marathon & Half Event is 6 hours. After 6 hours, course support will no longer be available and finishers aren’t guaranteed a time or a medal.

Are strollers allowed on the course?

Sorry, we do not allow strollers of any type in any of the races at the Hamptons Marathon & Half. Thanks for understanding!

What kind of hydration / food will be available on the course?

We always provide water at each of our aid stations. There is also usually sports drink and some aid stations may also provide an energy gel or Gu. Please click here for hydration station locations on our course map.

Are pets allowed on the race course?

Pets are not allowed on the race course for the safety of race participants, spectators and the animals.

However, service animals as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted on course. Should you decide to run the race with a service animal, please email your information to info@hamptonsmarathon.com Runners with ADA service animals will be placed in the last corral behind individual runners for safety purposes.

Are pets allowed in the post-race area?

Yes, pets are allowed in the post-race area. However, it is not recommended due to the large crowds, amplified sound and lively atmosphere.

Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Where should I park on race morning?

You can find parking and shuttle information on our Parking and Shuttle page.

What is your weather policy?

Races are held, rain or shine, unless we determine that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Race Officials and local law enforcement officials. If the race is cancelled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Capstone Event Group reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.

If there is inclement weather during the race, it is your responsibility as a race participant to follow instruction from race officials and law enforcement in regards to inclement weather. If you disregard instructions from race officials, you are doing so at your own risk.

Will a gear check be offered?

Gear check will be offered. Participants will have the option to receive a gear check bag at Packet Pick-Up.

Is there race day packet pick-up?

Yes, race day Packet Pick-Up will be available at Southampton Intermediate School gym from 6 – 7 AM.

I want to find my runner, is there a live tracking option available?

More information will be available closer to race day.

Where are the best places to see the runners pass by, so I can cheer my runner on?

We always recommend spectating at the start and finish lines!

How do overall awards work?

Overall awards will be presented to the top three finishers male and female in the full marathon, half marathon, and 5K.

Overall award winners will be announced at the finish line at approximately the following times:

  • 5k winners: 9:00 AM
  • Half Marathon winners: 10:00 AM
  • Marathon winners: 12:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to stay for the award ceremony and believe you won an overall award, please see the Results Tent on race day to ensure you receive the medal. Overall and Age Group awards will NOT be mailed out after the event.

How are awards determined?

Overall awards will be given to male and female overall winners based on gun time. Age group awards will be given to male and female overall winners based on chip time. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to stay for the award ceremony and believe you won an overall award please see the Customer Service Tent race day to ensure you receive the medal. Overall and Age Group awards will NOT be mailed out after the event.

What are the age groups for age group awards?

Please see the following for age group award breakdown:

19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to stay for the award ceremony and believe you won an overall award please see the Results Tent on race day to ensure you receive the medal. Overall and Age Group awards will NOT be mailed out after the event.


Where can I find my results?

Results will be posted on our website when they become available.

My results were wrong. How do I get them corrected?

If there is anything wrong with your result, such as a missing time, incorrect age, gender, etc., please follow the instructions in the post-race email about how to get your results corrected.

How do I get my photos / where do I get my photos after the race?

All runners will receive an email from our photography partner 7-10 days after the race with a link to view / purchase their photos. When they become available, we will post a link to the race photos here.

I wasn't / couldn't be present for the awards ceremony, can you mail me my award?

All awards MUST be picked up at the Awards Table after the race. Awards cannot be mailed.

Is there a lost & found?

We encourage anyone who finds something on the course or in Runners’ Village to bring lost items to the Customer Service Tent. If you lose something during the race, please check with the Customer Service Tent for the item. You can also email info@hamptonsmarathon.com if you realize you lost something after the race.

Still have a question?

Send us an email at: info@hamptonsmarathon.com