SPECTATORS

ATHLETE TRACKING

Friends and family can track a runner’s progress in the marathon or half marathon by signing up in advance to receive text messages. More…

QUICK ANSWERS

How can I find out if a runner has finished?
Results for all events will be published on HMF’s website immediately as a runner crosses the finish line.

How can I find out if someone has dropped out of the race or is in the Medical Area?
Check at the Information Tent located on the east side of Bushnell Park. Click here for a detailed map of Bushnell Park.

What are the best places to watch the marathon and half marathon?
Courses have been updated for 2021, with major changes to the half marathon route. Please refer to the maps for details.

Catch the race start* for the full and half marathon on Capitol Avenue in front of the majestic CT State Capitol. The buzz and excitement is in the air, with a sea of runners passing through the start in waves to spread out.

After race start, walk over to Riverfront Plaza at the Founder’s Bridge to cheer participants on as they leave the city and head into East Hartford. It’s a spectacular sight on both sides of the Connecticut River!

The most inspiring of all places on marathon day is the finish on Trinity Street at Bushnell Park. Visit the Final Turn Cheer Zone, presented by Stanley Black & Decker for music and great viewing of participants as they cross under the iconic Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch on their home stretch to the finish line.

Or, cheer from the bleachers at the Finish Line. Witness the indomitable human spirit reveal itself over and over as participants cross the finish and celebrate their great accomplishment.

*NOTE: 5K start is located on Buckingham Street (south of the State Capitol).

RACE DAY PARKING

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ENTERTAINMENT

Click here for Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon Entertainment.