NU Hartford Marathon Course Support

COURSE AMENITIES & RUNNERS PERKS

  • B-Tag Chrono Track Timing and Results
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  • Visible mile markers at every mile
  • Chronotrack mats/ clocks at several mile marks
  • Athlete tracking sent to cell phones 
  • logo_MS_Gatorade_75 Water and carbo fluid stations are at mile 2, mile 4 and every mile after on the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.
  • logo_HM_GU_125 GU Energy Gel and Gatorade (lemon-lime endurance formula) on course
  • Non-stop entertainment along the entire route
  • Toilets at start and finish area and at various points along the route
  • Top notch medical and volunteer support along course
  • A dri-release "technical" shirt is included in the entry fee for this event. 
  • Free admission to Marathon Expo at the XL Center
  • Medals and certificates to all marathon, half marathon and 5K finishers
  • Post Race Party at the Finish Line in Bushnell Park -- Abundant food and beverage and entertainment (Hartford's Post Race is "one of the best in North America," says The Ultimate Guide to Marathons)
  • Free massages to runners on first-come, first-serve basis compliments of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and the Connecticut Association of Massage Therapists
  • logo_HM_YMCAFree showers at YMCA downtown branch (XL Center 2nd Floor) for runners between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm - you must show your bib and photo ID and sign a waiver to take advantage of this offer.  Please bring a towel and toiletries.
  • Baggage check at the Start/Finish area located inside the Bushnell Memorial Theatre
  • AND, tremendous spectator support!

FLUIDS

GU Energy Gel will be located at Mile 7 (Half), Mile 8 and Mile 17 (Full), and unique to the Hartford Marathon: GU Energy Gel on Demand – our course bicyclists will carry GU Energy Gel on their bikes to be given as needed along the course.

PLEASE DON’T LITTER ALONG THE COURSE – DISPOSE OF CUPS AND PACKS IN RECEPTACLES PROVIDED.

FLUID STATION LOCATIONS

MARATHON: Mile 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 6, 8, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 20.5, 22, 23, 24, and 25
HALF MARATHON: Mile 2, 3, 4.5, 6, 7, 8.5, 10, 11.5 

INJURED RUNNERS

  • Injured runners will be transported either to the Medical Unit at the finish line or to Hartford Hospital (emergency phone: 860-545-5000).
  • All runners are asked to help by reporting injuries or downed runners to fluid station personnel or route monitors along the course.

DROP OUT RUNNERS

  • Runners unable to finish the race may stop at any fluid station along the course for assistance.
  • Sweep vans pick up runners when possible and drop them off at the finish area.
  • Do not cross the finish line with your B-Tag if you have not completed the entire race distance for which you are entered.
  • If you drop out of the race, remove your B-Tag and dispose it before crossing the finish line.

RULES OF THE ROAD

  • We strongly recommend no headphones. Keeping runners safe is a priority concern. For this reason, the use of headphones is strongly discouraged.
  • No one is allowed on the course without a properly issued race number.
  • Spectators must stay clear of the course and off the roads to avoid interfering with the runners.
  • Spectators - Please watch your children at all times. There will be thousands of participants and spectators at the events.
  • Bikers should stay well off the course and watch for spectators as much as for runners.
  • No vehicles of any kind are allowed on the course. The course can be crossed only at designated intersections.
  • No dogs allowed on the course. Spectators - Please keep your dogs at home for the safety of runners and other spectators.