Treat Yourself! Enjoy PRE Perks and let HMF take care of everything before the race (open to all registered participants) including:

  • VIP pre-race heated, indoor space! Steps away from race start with breakfast snacks, hot and cold beverages and access to real bathrooms
  • Race packet and shirt mailed. Sign up for PRE Perks by September 9, 2018 to avoid pre-race pickup. (HMF will refund $15 of PRE Perks package for those who previously purchased Mail My Packet)
  • Race Day VIP parking, closest available to the start/finish line
  • Personal baggage check. Wear warmups until just before the race starts – then hand gear to PRE Perks staff, who will check them and have it available at the end of the finish chutes
  • Personalized race bib! Sign up for PRE Perks before August 27, 2018 (Note: deadline has passed)

$50. PRE Perks can be purchased at the Total Fitness Expo at the Registration Solutions Desk.


HMF Frequent Milers enjoy extra perks on race day!

An exclusive pre-race and post-race space in Bushnell Park, Frequent Miler Village, presented by Barnum Financial Group, provides private amenities including free gear storage, limited access port-o-lets and a place for Frequent Milers to meet up.

To qualify, participants must be signed up for the Frequent Miler program and be registered by August 31 for five total 2018 HMF events (all events qualify), including registration for any race distance in Hartford on October 13. All qualified participants will receive a wrist band for entry/re-entry, available for pick-up on race morning or on October 11/12 at the Total Fitness Expo in the Barnum Financial Group booth.


Freedom Point is an exclusive race day Military Hospitality venue presented by Bank of America. Freedom Point is located in Bushnell Park and offers comfortable seating, special refreshments, private port-o-lets and personal service. Complimentary access into Freedom Point is available to all active duty military, Reserve, National Guard, and veterans and their families. Military I.D. must be shown at entrance.


HMF Girl Squad has formed to bring women together to train, encourage and help each other as they prepare for the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Joining Girl Squad is FREE and open to women of all ages and all abilities. Learn more and register today!


HMF pays special tribute to Full Marathon runners completing their “50th State” at the Eversource Hartford Marathon with a keepsake to commemorate this amazing accomplishment. Send an email to registration@hartfordmarathon.com no later than September 7, 2018 to submit names for this recognition.

Half Marathon runners completing their “50th State” can purchase a personalized plaque in the HMF Shop. Orders must be placed by October 15, 2018.