Timing & Awards
Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
Start Time: 8:00 AM
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The ING Hartford Marathon uses the ChronoTrack Systems B-Tag as the method of scoring all races for all runners. The single-use timing mechanism is on the back of the bib. Therefore, the bib number cannot be folded or altered and must be worn on the outer most layer of clothing on the front of the body. Please click on the image to the right for more details.
Marathon finishers can use "net" time for qualifying for the 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathons. Your net time starts as you leave the start line and your B-Tag is noted, so this time shows your actual time on the course. Results are automatically sent to the B.A.A. from the Hartford Marathon Foundation.
As an added benefit to runners and to verify all marathon and half marathon finish times, runners will cross ChronoTrack scanning mats at the 10K, 10-mile and 20-mile marks of the marathon and the 6.5 mile mark of the half marathon. These split times will be posted with full results at inghartfordmarathon.com.
Prize money awards are based on official "gun" time, the time elapsed from the official start signal to your B-Tag recording at the finish. Age group awards in the marathon and half marathon are based on “net" time.
- Awards divided equally between Men and Women divisions
- No "double-dipping" in awards.
- All awards presented in Bushnell Park on race day. Winners unable to collect award on race day may contact email@example.com after the race. Mailing fee will apply.
Marathon/Half Marathon/5K Age Groups:
Merchandise prizes to top 3 age group finishers in each of the following divisions:
16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.
Note for Half Marathon:
In addition to the above, a 15+ under age group is factored for Half Marathon finishers.
Note for 5K:
In addition to the above, a 9 & under plus 10-14 age groups are factored for 5K finishers.
Awards presented to pushrim wheelchair athletes. Top 3 finishers in the Marathon and Half Marathon.
The Clydesdale Division is for men over 200 lbs. and the Athena division is for women over 150 lbs. These divisions are available for all races. Awards will be presented to top three Clydesdale/Athena runners in each race. Award winners must have weighed in before the race start to receive award.
When registering, runners should indicate this division on their entry form and weigh in at the following times and locations:
Thursday and Friday, XL Center, Information Booth
Saturday, Race Morning, Bushnell Park, Information Booth
A race volunteer will be available to weigh in participants. All runners should plan to weigh in before the race wearing their normal running attire.
Team Relay Divisions:
Division is determined by age of youngest team member.
Open – youngest team member is 39 years of age or younger
Masters – youngest team member is 40 years of age or older
Men/Women/Mixed Categories in each Division
* New England’s Finest Time Bonus is only awarded to the first male and first female athlete who meets the time goal in each category. Each athlete is only eligible for one bonus award.
The New England’s Finest bonus money corresponds to the finishing place of invited program participants: for example, in 2008 men’s marathon winner Pat Moulton of Providence, RI received $3,000 for the overall win and an additional $3,000 in corresponding first-place bonus $. Fourth place finisher Diona Fulton of Somerville, MA won $750 and the fourth-place NEF bonus of $500. New England Finest bonuses paid only to official program invitees.
Prize Money Requirements:
Races awarding prize money are sanctioned by USA Track & Field. To conform to national and international rules sanctioned events may only award prize money to those athletes with valid USATF membership.
- To avoid a 30% tax on your prize money, U.S. and Resident Foreign Athletes must have a social security number.
- Non-Resident Athletes are subject to a 30% Federal Income Tax withholding.
- For more information on USA Track & Field and on Non-Resident Tax Withholding, contact the national USATF office at 317-261-0500.
Please click here for a printable version of the prize structure.