The premier marathon and half marathon in Hartford welcomes runners back this fall. The Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon iconic finish line under the Arch will inspire you. Feel the power!

The 26.2 mile marathon course starts in front of the majestic Capitol in Hartford, running through East Hartford, showcasing the heart of the city and breathtaking views from both sides of the Connecticut River. Runners then head into the rural and scenic town of South Windsor, where the course highlights its quintessential New England charm and journey back to Hartford to finish just past the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park. Enjoy ample course support, cheering volunteers and beautiful fall race.

The 13.1 mile half marathon course will return to West Hartford, breaking from the marathon around mile 1. Runners will enjoy this rolling course as they travel through historic neighborhoods and beautiful Elizabeth Park, before returning to downtown Hartford to finish under the historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park.

The 3.1 mile Charity 5K course will run through downtown. It’s a fast race for competitive runners that also welcomes casual runners and walkers to accomplish goals finishing under the arch.

Team 26.2 Relay is also returning with options for 2-5 team members to run in legs along the marathon course.

With new free training programs through Bird Coaching that start in June, race participants are supported on their mission to finish under the arch. Marathon training sign-up / Half Marathon training sign-up

Learn more about swag & perks, courses and support, and details on registration:

RACE DAY

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PACKET PICKUP:
Click here for more details.

RACE START TIMES:
7:55 AM – Marathon/Half Marathon Wheelchair athletes

  • Capitol Avenue at the front lawn of CT State Capitol Building

8:00 AM – Marathon/Half Marathon/Team 26.2 Relay

  • Capitol Avenue at the front lawn of CT State Capitol Building

8:00 AM – Charity 5K

  • Washington Street at Buckingham Street

9:30 AM – HMF FitKids Run

  • East of Bushnell Park (Elm Street at Pulaski Circle)

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

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ROAD CLOSURES

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SPECTATORS

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POST RACE PARTY

FINISH LINE EXPO & FESTIVITIES:
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Bushnell Park
Click here for more details and a list of expo vendors.

ATHLETE FOOD TENT:
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Served up fresh in the post race party. Refuel after an amazing race with delicious options.

MILE 27 BEER GARDEN:
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Enjoy ice cold beer from Samuel Adams, Truly Hard Seltzer and Angry Orchard Cider while listening to live music on the Powerstation Events Bushnell Park stage! One free beer per participant 21+ (photo ID required). Additional beer available for purchase.

AWARDS:
Top overall finishers will receive their commemorative awards at the finish line on Trinity Street, immediately following their race. All other awards recipients can pick up their prize at the Results/Awards Area in Bushnell Park.

CHARITY VILLAGE:
Come meet the Official Charities of the Eversource Hartford Marathon!

AMENITIES

BAGGAGE CHECK:
Complimentary baggage check will be available for all registered participants in the Bushnell Theater, located at 166 Capitol Avenue. ONLY official clear race issued bags will be accepted.

Opens at 6:00 AM, all checked bags must be picked up by 2:30 PM

PACE TEAMS:
ProHealth Physicians Pace teams are available for the marathon and half marathon. Pace leaders will assemble in the race start area 15 minutes prior to race start.

FREEDOM POINT:
Freedom Point, presented by Bank of America, is a designated hospitality area in Bushnell Park provided as a thank you to active duty military, Reserve, National Guard and veterans and their families. Military ID required.

PRE & POST RACE STRETCHING:
Provided in Bushnell Park by Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network.

ATHLETE TRACKING:
Track family and friends on race day using complimentary athlete tracking. Details…

No race day packet pickup or registration. Cash is not accepted for event merchandise purchases.

EXPOS & PACKET PICKUP

PACKET PICK UP

Packet pick up dates are expanded to offer more options to register and collect race bibs. Reminder – NO race day registration or pick-up.

After collecting bibs and race shirts, enjoy a selection of vendors and exhibitors and access information to help prepare for race day.

Thursday, October 6: 4:00 to 7:00 PM – HMF Fitness Expo, XL Center
(1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103)

Friday, October 7: 12:00 to 8:00 PM (registration & packet pickup open until 9:00 PM) – HMF Fitness Expo, XL Center
(1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103)

Note: To designate someone to pick up another runner’s race packet, designee must bring or show a copy of this signed waiver/permission slip. Photocopies or phone pictures of the form will be accepted.


EXHIBITORS

Bondi Band /// Connecticut GI /// Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network /// Imagine Float /// LeafGuard of New England /// LesserEvil /// RunningCoachCT.com /// Saint Francis Hospital Trinity Health Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute /// Select Physical Therapy /// SoVita Chiropractic Center /// Stop & Shop /// TriathlonCoachCT.com

Finish Line Expo – Race Day

After crossing the finish line, enjoy a selection of vendors and exhibitors in Bushnell Park.

Race Day: 8:00am – 2:00pm – Bushnell Park, Hartford (Outdoor)
No Race Day Registration or Bib Pickup

EXPO PRESENTING PARTNER

To exhibit at either expo, please contact:
Sarah Roberson, HMF Partnership Representative, (860) 558-7380, sroberson@outofhomenetwork.net or
Genevieve Lattimer, Strategic Partnership Administrator, (860) 652-8866 x115, genevieve@hartfordmarathon.com

RESULTS

RACE PHOTOS

FinisherPix is the official photographer at the Eversource Hartford marathon. 24-48h after the race, you can CLICK HERE to view and order your personal race photos. After the race, all marathon and half marathon participants will receive a complimentary photo sent right to their email! Make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don’t forget to smile!

2022 Race Photos

CLAIM YOUR AWARD

All awards are presented in Bushnell Park on race day. To collect an award after race day, click here.

RESULTS ADJUSTMENT REQUEST

Overall results are based on gun time, all others based on chip time. Need to request a results adjustment? Click here to send details of your request to our timer.