Runners who can document a performance better than or equal to the qualifying times noted below may click the link below to submit an application for a seeded position in either the Half Marathon or Marathon. Seeded runners will be granted entry to the front race corrals at the Starting Line immediately behind the elite runners. The seeded runners will be positioned to cross the Starting Line before all the non-seeded runners. It is estimated that 10-15% of the race field will consist of seeded runners.
Application must be made before September 1st and acceptance is subject to verification by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Those individuals whose applications are accepted for seeding will be mailed a postcard after September 21, 2013. This postcard grants entry into the seeded corrals on Race Day. No postcard=No admittance.
To qualify for Marathon seeding, runners must have completed a marathon after January 1, 2012 and before September 1, 2013 under 3:30.00.
To qualify for Half Marathon seeding, runners must have completed a half marathon after January 1, 2012 and before September 1, 2013 under 1:45.00.
Do seeded entrants receive a complimentary entry?
No. You must be a paid registered participant in the Full Marathon or Half Marathon to qualify for a seeded number.
I entered my predicted finish time when I registered online. Will this guarantee my entry for a seeded number?
No. The information on the registration form is for our records only and will not serve as proof of a qualifying time.
When will I know if I have been issued a seeded number?
A postcard will be sent to accepted athletes after September 21, 2013. Please provide an up-to-date address to receive a postcard.
Can I get seeded for the full marathon based on my half marathon time?
Yes. If you have completed a half marathon under 1:38.00 you may qualify for marathon seeding.
Can I get seeded for the half marathon if I have never run a half marathon before?
Can I get seeded for the half marathon based on a qualifying marathon time?
Applications for seeded start can only be made online by clicking the link below. All applications must include a link to the runner's qualifying race results. Failure to provide a link to the qualifying race time will result in an incomplete application which cannot be processed.
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