Running Training

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Learn To Run!

Didn’t think you could be a part of a 5K race or don’t have time to train with a group? Well, there’s still a way to join in the fun! Click here for a free 5 week “Learn To Run” training program and choose any one of our 5Ks as your target race!

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Check back often for local clinics in 2014

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HMF is now offering a customized six-week training program for companies to engage their employees in a group running program culminating in one of HMF’s fun runs! Whether your employees are brand new to running, or have already participated in a 5K race, the HMF Employee Fitness program is designed for everyone. Click here for more information.

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Click here for information about our HMF FitKids School Running Program.

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NEW! HMF TRAIL RUNNING PROGRAM WITH MISSION FITNESS

logo_mission_fitnessCome ready for a great experience! This six-week program hosted by Mission Fitness in partnership with HMF will teach you all about techniques and form necessary for trail running – including uphill, downhill, mud running, gear, etiquette and safety while enjoying nature and getting ready for the Summer Solstice Trail Run on June 15. Training will begin to take place in the beautiful trails of Gay City State Park. Location is subject to change for variety, but will stay local to the area. Athletes should be able to run 2.5 miles at an 11:00 minute pace and wear proper footwear suitable for running.

*Please note –The cost of this six-week training program is $99 for the training only option and was misprinted in our Race Guide as free. We will be offering a free clinic on 4/27 at 10:30am at Gay City State Park. To RSVP, or for more details, please email lisa@hartfordmarathon.com.

Program, Location
Trail Running with Mission Fitness
Hebron/Marlborough Area
$119-$124
(Includes race entry)
Sundays
5/4 - 6/8
10:30 am
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Trail Running with Mission Fitness
Training Only
Hebron/Marlborough Area
$99
(Race entry not included)
Sundays
5/4 - 6/8
10:30 am
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Lose weight, reduce stress, get fit and have fun meeting people! Our beginner-intermediate programs are designed for people who are brand new or returning to running after a hiatus. No experience necessary! Our average coach to runner ratio is 1:7.

Program, Location
Courthouse O'Putnam 5K
O'Niantic 5K
Max's O'Hartford 5K
Glastonbury
$60
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
1/18 - 3/8
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Courthouse O'Putnam 5K
O'Niantic 5K
Max's O'Hartford 5K
Training Only - Glastonbury
$35
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
1/18 - 3/8
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Shamrock 3.3 Mile
Glastonbury
$60
(Includes 3.3 Mile race entry)
Saturdays
3/22 - 5/10
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Shamrock 3.3 Mile
Training Only - Glastonbury
$35
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
3/22 - 5/10
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Amica Iron Horse 5K
Glastonbury
$60
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
4/5 - 5/24
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Amica Iron Horse 5K
Training Only - Glastonbury
$35
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
4/5 - 5/24
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Red Dress Run for Women 5K
Glastonbury (Women only)
$60
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
5/17 - 7/5
Time: TBD
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Coming Soon!
Hartford Marathon 5K
Glastonbury
$60
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
8/16 - 10/4
Time: 7:30 am
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Hartford Marathon 5K
Training Only - Glastonbury
$35
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
8/16 - 10/4
Time: 7:30 am
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Please note:  Training groups will be cancelled if less than 10 people participate.

Meeting Places:
Glastonbury: Main Street @ Hebron Avenue, at the Fountain (GPS: 2343 Main Street).  Please do not park behind the Fountain in Ken's Restaurant lot.  Park in the sunken lot in front of Wang Palace.
Farmington: Farmington Canal Linear State Park Trail @ Brickyard Rd, 1 mile off Route 4 (Farmington Ave).  Meets at the 1.8 mile marker on Map #2 (www.fvgreenway.org/map/map.list.asp)

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If you’re looking for something more than a 5K to challenge yourself, but not ready to run a half, this is the program for you. Come develop endurance, strength and speed while gradually increasing your weekly mileage. You should currently be running at least 2-3 times per week and have completed a 5K race. 

Program, Location
Amica Iron Horse 10K
Glastonbury
$85
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
3/22 - 5/24
7:30 am
Registration
Closed
Amica Iron Horse 10K
Training Only - Glastonbury
$50
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
3/22 - 5/24
7:30 am
Registration
Closed

Please note:  Training groups will be cancelled if less than 10 people participate.

Location: Main Street @ Hebron Avenue, at the Fountain (GPS: 2343 Main Street).  Please do not park behind the Fountain in Ken's Restaurant lot.  Park in the sunken lot in front of Wang Palace.

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Want to step up your distance or reach a new personal record? This is our most popular training group! To participate in the 10-week program, you should be able to run 6 miles at a 11:00 mile pace or better by the first practice.

Program, Location, Cost
Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half
West Hartford
$180
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
2/1 - 3/29,
4/6 (race day)
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half
Training Only - West Hartford
$125
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
2/1 - 4/5
8:00 am
Registration
Closed
Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon
Glastonbury
$165
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
3/8 - 5/24
7:30 am
Registration
Closed
Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon
Training Only - Glastonbury
$95
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
3/8 - 5/24
7:30 am
Registration
Closed
Hartford Half Marathon
Glastonbury
$160
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
7/19 - 10/4
7:00 am
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Hartford Half Marathon
Training Only - Glastonbury
$95
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
7/19 - 10/4
7:00 am
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Locations:

Glastonbury: Main Street @ Hebron Avenue, at the Fountain (GPS:  2343 Main Street). Please do not park behind the Fountain in Ken's Restaurant lot. Park in the sunken lot in front of Wang Palace.
West Hartford: Fleet Feet Sports West Hartford, 1003 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107. Store phone number: 860-233-8077

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So, you have made the commitment to complete a marathon. We will help you succeed! If you're a beginner who can give us your attention over the next 16 weeks, we'll get you to the finish line. If you're an experienced marathoner looking to give 26.2 miles your best effort--maybe qualify for Boston--we can help.

Once again, we are partnering with Fleet Feet of West Hartford! That means you’ll have the choice of running your long run on Saturday in Glastonbury or Sunday with Fleet Feet, West Hartford. In addition, you can join the following weekday runs at Fleet Feet:

  • Monday & Wednesday Mornings – 6:00am
  • Wednesday Evenings – 6:30pm 
  • Thursday Evening Track Workout @ Saint Joseph College Track – 6:30pm

Program, Location, Cost
Hartford Marathon
Glastonbury
$210
(Includes race entry)
Saturdays
6/21 - 10/4
6:30 am
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Hartford Marathon
Training Only - Glastonbury
$115
(Race entry not included)
Saturdays
6/21 - 10/4
6:30 am
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Locations:
Glastonbury:
Main Street @ Hebron Avenue. Please park in the sunken lot in front of Wang Palace. Group meets in the parking lot. 


Registration by Mail/Fax

Need to register by Mail/Fax? Click here to download forms and waivers.

 

Questions on training?  Contact lisa@hartfordmarathon.com