It’s time to get back to it. It’s time to set a goal and look forward with a unique new perspective on what it means to gather for a race, fueled by excited nerves of fellow competitors at the start and celebrated with a grand experience at the finish.

With a nod to the 27-year history of this momentous event in Hartford, the marathon and half marathon will both run along an adjusted 26.2 mile marathon course to ensure that even with capacity limits in place, necessary resources can be devoted to make it happen safely.

Registration is now open for the 5K race and the NEW Team 13.1 Relay for two participants to split the half distance. For those that prefer a virtual race experience, options are available for all race distances.

Safety remains top priority. With meticulous attention to detail, courses have been modified, start processes updated and pre-race and post-race areas re-assessed to meet ever-changing best practices guided by experts on HMF’s Health Advisory Committee, together with state and local recommendations. Per order of CT Governor Ned Lamont, face masks will not be required at outdoor events in Connecticut. Runners, volunteers, spectators and staff will not be required to wear masks at any Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) event. We encourage those more comfortable wearing masks to continue to do so and urge unvaccinated participants attending HMF Events to wear a face mask for their own safety and for the safety of those who have vulnerable conditions or weakened immune systems.

Explore the RACES pages to get details on courses, amenities, limits and need to know details. Visit the RUNNERS pages to learn about race swag, extra perks, Packet Pick-up at the HMF Fitness Expo and view runner quick links and FAQs.

Check back for more details on the new FitKids Run United event on October 2 and updates to race plans.