Elite Information

Saturday - October 10, 2015


Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT

Start Time:  8:00 AM (Wheelchair Start: 7:55 AM)

NEF_logoTalented runners from New England or New York

may apply for our New England's Finest (NEF) program.  NEF provides exclusive prize money, travel, accommodations and activities throughout the NU Hartford Marathon weekend for NEF athletes and their guests.  Learn more...

Talented runners from outside the New England/New York region

may request an elite entry if you have achieved the following finishing times in marathon or half marathon races that have occurred between October 2013 and July 2015.

            Marathon       Half Marathon

Men             2:25                 1:10

Women        2:55                 1:25

To apply for elite athlete status, athletes must submit a completed elite questionnaire and a resume/biography to the NU Hartford Marathon Elite Athlete Coordinator identifying race standings for 2 years (24 months) prior to the NU Hartford Marathon's race date. Race registration will be online for all elite athletes after acceptance into the Elite program.

Runners' documentation must be received by August 1, 2015 to be considered for elite athlete status and to receive elite athlete benefits. 

Elite Athletes will be notified in mid-August if they have been accepted into the NU Hartford Marathon or Half Marathon.  Elite athletes in the marathon or half marathon are provided with complimentary entry.  No travel or accommodations are provided.

Please click here for more information on Timing & Awards for the NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon.


Federal Income Tax Withholding on Prize Money
  • To avoid a 30% tax on your prize money, US and Resident Foreign Athletes must possess a Social Security # and submit a copy of his/her Social Security Card.
  • 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, please contact the national USATF office at 317.261.0500  

The NU Hartford Marathon also has a Seeded Entrant option for qualified runners. 
Learn more...