Motivated to run even more mileage during the 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon race weekend? Take on one of these three inspiring Challenges presented by Sam Adams! Each challenge is designed to engage runners of different abilities looking to take their race weekend to a new level and earn special bragging rights! Cheers to that!

Challenge fee is just $10 (in addition to the $25 race registration). Earn all of the perks and swag from the individual race, plus an exclusive Challenge Medal! Athletes that register for a challenge will earn the race shirt and medal associated with that challenge’s longest race, in addition to the respective challenge medal (which will be sent out after completion of the challenge, after race weekend).

Already registered for an individual race distance and want to change to a challenge? Just log-in to your haku participant account to upgrade your registration.


Run all 4 race distances to conquer the Grit & Gutsy Challenge. #GritandGutsy4


48.6 miles in just 4 days! Challenge yourself to conquer all four of this year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon events! Complete the 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon to complete this super challenge and earn bragging rights unlike any other!

Swag: Participants will receive the Eversource Hartford Marathon technical shirt and finisher medal, as well as the Grit & Gutsy 4 medal!


Run the Driven by Purpose Challenge. #DrivenbyPurpose3

HALF MARATHON /// 10K /// 5K

Race through the weekend and take on 22.4 miles of fun this year! Compete in the 5K, 10K, and half marathon and accomplish something truly special!

Swag: Participants will receive the Eversource Hartford Half Marathon technical shirt and finisher medal, as well as the Driven By Purpose 3 medal!


Take on the Tenacious 2. #Tenacious2

10K /// 5K

Take the race weekend experience to the next level by running the 5K and 10K! This challenge is great for athletes of all abilities and highlights this year’s special new 10K event!

Swag: Participants will receive the Hartford HealthCare 10K at the Eversource Hartford Marathon technical shirt and finisher medal, as well as the Tenacious 2 medal!


  • Commemorative Awards will be mailed to the Top 5 Overall Male & Females in each Challenge
  • To be eligible for an award, athletes must submit verification for each activity associated with their respective Challenge


What shirt and medal do I get for doing a Challenge?
Challenge participants will receive the official race shirt and medal associated with that respective challenge’s longest race distance, as well as the custom medal designed for that specific challenge.

Does it matter what order or on what days I run each of my individual races?
You can complete each individual race in any order and at any time between Thursday, October 8 at 12 AM and Sunday, October 11 at 11:59 PM. Races can be done in a single day* or over the span of the entire four day race period.

*Note: To submit verification for each individual race result, runners will need to create and upload individual activities on their wearable or app based technology.

How do I submit multiple virtual race results?
Runners that have registered for a challenge will log-in to their haku participant account on race weekend, and have the ability to submit results for each of the individual races associated with their respective challenge. For complete details regarding activity tracking, wearable devices, timing, and results submission, CLICK HERE