5K

Redesigned in 2022: Course starts on Burr Street and ends on Isham Road near the gazebo in Blue Back Square. The course is a single loop along the residential streets of West Hartford with a mixture of flats and deceiving rolling hills. Slight adjustments have been made within the first mile to increase course safety.

COURSE

Course Map

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 15:29 – set by Everett Hackett in 2017
Female: 17:13 – set by Marisa Clapp in 2009

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
Click here for more details.

RACE START

The race start will consist of one corral with “Self Seed” pace per mile signs to assist with participant spacing.

The race will start just south of Town Hall on Burr Street, heading east.

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Non-Binary More…
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE SUPPORT

MARKINGS:

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks at finish line and along the course

AMENITIES:

  • Hydration
    • Pre/Post Race & Mile 1.7
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Elongated water station layout to prevent participant congestion
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • Portalets: Pre/Post Race
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at the water station. More…

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

While we do allow baby jogger/strollers in this event, participants must follow the stroller policy detailed HERE.

  • OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS