The premier marathon and half marathon in Connecticut is celebrating its 30th running this fall! Continue to be inspired with the same glorious start in front of the majestic Capitol and the iconic finish line under the Arch at the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. Course updates have been made to enhance the New England road race experience while continuing to provide the highest level of safety and security for race participants, volunteers, spectators and the community.
Both marathon and half marathon courses will venture into the welcoming neighborhoods of West Hartford, full of cheering race spectators, with a short pass through beautiful Elizabeth Park. Marathoners veer off from half marathon participants and head over the Founders Bridge. Then, 26.2 mile runners will travel along the East Hartford side of the river before hitting the rural and scenic town roads 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 and celebrate with food and music in the park and beer garden festivities.
The 13.1 mile course will run with the marathon to West Hartford and split back in Hartford, about 8 miles in, before half marathoners enjoy a run along the river. The downtown Hartford finish delivers that joyous and memorable moment crossing under the Arch, along brilliantly colored mums lining the path.
The 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.
Those looking for a fun way to get in on the action together with others can enjoy the Team 26.2 Relay with options for 2-5 team members to run in legs along the marathon course.
A memorable experience awaits, with meaningful swag, well supported courses, thorough medical and security services and a great celebration in store.