The premier marathon and half marathon in Connecticut is celebrating its 30th running this fall! The iconic finish line under the Arch at the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will inspire you – return to the great tradition!

The 26.2 mile marathon course will see some adjustments in 2023. Expect the glorious start in front of the majestic Capitol. Runners head over the Founders Bridge and into East Hartford before running into the rural and scenic town of South Windsor, where the course highlights its quintessential New England charm. Journey back to Hartford to finish just past the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park. Enjoy ample course support, cheering volunteers and a beautiful fall race.

The 13.1 mile half marathon course will break from the marathon around mile 1 but with some changes through Hartford and West Hartford. The downtown Hartford finish delivers a memorable moment crossing under the historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch and through the finish lined with brilliantly colored mums.

The 3.1 mile Charity 5K will feature an updated course through downtown Hartford. Expect a fast race for competitive runners that also welcomes casual runners and walkers to accomplish goals finishing under the arch.

Looking for a fun way for you and your friends to get in on the action, the Team 26.2 Relay features options for 2-5 team members to run in legs along the marathon course.

RACE DAY

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PACKET PICKUP:
Click here for more details.

NO Race Day Registration or Bib Pickup

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

9:30 AM – HMF FitKids Run

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

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ROAD CLOSURES

Details coming soon…

SPECTATORS

Details coming soon…

POST RACE PARTY

FINISH LINE EXPO & FESTIVITIES:
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Bushnell Park

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 and hard 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!

AROUND TOWN:
Support local! A full list of local hotspots and deals will be available closer to the event.

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 on how to sign up will be available closer to the event.

REUNION AREA:
Designated family meet up area in Bushnell Park to reunite post race with your loved ones.

EXPOS & PACKET PICKUP

PACKET PICK UP

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 12: 4:00 to 7:00 PM – HMF Fitness Expo

Friday, October 13: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (registration & packet pickup open until 9:00 PM) – HMF Fitness Expo

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.

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 view and order your personal race photos. Save money by pre-ordering your photos during the registration process or after you’ve registered in your haku participant account.

In addition, marathon and half marathon participants will receive a complimentary keepsake photo with their medal, sent right to their email! Make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don’t forget to smile!

2023 Race Photos

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.