HALF MARATHON

DESCRIPTION

The Eversource Hartford Half Marathon showcases vibrant neighborhoods of Hartford and West Hartford through beautiful Elizabeth Park before heading back downtown and through the iconic Memorial Arch. Cheering spectators line the entire route!

2018 & 2019 USATF Connecticut Half Marathon Championship Race

Event Records:
Male: 1:02:41 – set by Timothy Ritchie in 2017
Female: 1:11:18 – set by Kim Smith in 2011

COURSE LIMITS

Half Marathon course limit is 3 hours. To finish within these time limits, runners must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 3 hours. More…

COURSE SUPPORT

  • ChronoTrack B-Tag timing and results. More…
  • Mile markers at every mile; clocks at several mile marks
  • Timing tracking mats at Start, Mile 3.1, Mile 6.2, Mile 9.3. More…
  • Fluids (water and nuun electrolytes lemon+lime flavor. Details…)
    • Mile 1.9
    • Mile 3.4
    • Mile 4.4
    • Mile 5.7
    • Mile 6.9
    • Mile 8.2
    • Mile 9.1
    • Mile 11.1
  • GU Energy Gel
    • Mile 6.9
  • Entertainment, toilets, medical support along the entire route.
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. More...
  • Injured runners - injured runners will be transported either to the Medical Unit at the finish line or 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. If you drop out of the race, remove your B-Tag and dispose of it before crossing the finish line.

PACE TEAMS

Click here for detailed information regarding pace teams.

Click here to meet the pace leaders and read about their strategies.

DIVISIONS AND AWARDS

This event is timed by Granite 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 5 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 12-14, and 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Female Age Group – 12-14, and 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Physically Challenged
  • Push-rim wheelchair (no awards in hand-crank division)
  • Visually Impaired/Blind Runners division

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 5 Overall and Top 3 in Each Division
  • Prize Money to the top finishers. More…
  • Separate Prize Money awarded to top New England’s Finest finishers. More..

Monetary awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time.

No “double-dipping”.

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles. No dogs. No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged.

ENTERTAINMENT

Click here for details.