Countless stories of accomplishment, generosity and gratitude ingrained throughout the 26-year history of the Eversource Hartford Marathon create a tremendous sense of pride among all who are connected to it. In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever to provide a remarkable, positive experience that builds community connections and lifts participants up in a shared mission to do good for each other.

The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will take place from October 8 through 11 as a virtual event and include a new 10K race distance, the 5K race and three new multi-distance race challenges to engage widespread participation. Every penny of the $25 individual race registration fee will be donated to the event’s official charities, which support urgent local needs.

Participants who are financially able are encouraged to donate additional funds and support local businesses and restaurants, making the registration dollars they would normally be spending go to benefit those that need it most.

Through the generous financial support of Eversource and our sponsors, Aetna, Raytheon Technologies, and Stanley Black & Decker, all race participants will receive a custom finisher medal and short-sleeve technical shirt to commemorate their race. While the event will be virtual – meaning all participants run their race at a location of their choice – participants will receive training support materials and enhanced event experiences digitally, including race bibs, finisher certificates and custom race day playlist. Participants also have the option to submit verified results following their race and appear in race results online.

Competitive runners and those looking for some extra motivation can elect one of three multi-distance challenges in the Sam Adams Challenge Series: the Tenacious 2 (5K and 10K), the Driven by Purpose 3 (5K, 10K, half marathon) or the Grit & Gutsy 4, the ultimate 4-race challenge (5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon). Participants who opt to add a challenge ($10 fee) will receive a special custom finisher medal for the challenge. DETAILS

Run or walk knowing you are participating in something much bigger than a typical road race. Get friends, family, neighbors to join – this is not just about running, this is movement for a purpose.

Visit the “Runners” menu for FAQs and more information on training resources. Click “Races” to get the details on enhancements and experiences based on the distance or Challenge of choice.