The race starts at the front steps of the iconic Connecticut State Capitol building, traveling west. The route travels past the houses of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe (Miles 1-2). Upon entering West Hartford runners will pass the University of St. Joseph and enter into Elizabeth Park, home to the first public Rose Garden in the country (Miles 3-6). Progress back towards downtown Hartford and cross the Founders Bridge into East Hartford (Miles 7-9). Enjoy the beautifully maintained paved trails through Great River Park in East Hartford before beginning your journey through East Hartford residential communities (Miles 10-11). Begin your journey past charming New England homes and farmland along historic Main Street, South Windsor before turning for home (Miles 14-20). Run along East Hartford streets and cross the Founders Bridge back into Hartford to finish under the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch (Miles 21-Finish). The course is certified by USATF. Certification #CT23022JHP. Read more about why GPS readings may measure differently here.


Course Map

Male: 2:15:35 – set by Abiyot Endale in 2012
Female: 2:33.26 – set by Ramilia Burangulova in 2003
Masters Male: 2:23:52 – set by Wieslaw Perszke in 2003
Masters Female: 2:33.26 – set by Ramilia Burangulova in 2003

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
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The marathon race start area will consist of an elite corral, three seeded corrals, as well as an open self seed corral to assist with participant spacing. Estimated finish time is required during the registration process. Estimated finish times can be updated in your participant account through September 16, 2024. After this date, adjustments will be assessed at Packet Pick Up. Corral assignments will be indicated on the bib number.

The marathon, team relay, and half marathon will start together in the same location on Capitol Avenue adjacent to the front lawn of the Connecticut State Capitol building. Both courses will run together for the first 8.4 miles.

All participants are required to be in the race start area prior to race start. RACE DAY SCHEDULE


The course limit is 6 hours for the Eversource Hartford Marathon. To finish within these time limits, runners must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. More…



  • All marathon directional signage will be marked in GREEN
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks & timing mats at the start, finish, and along the route


  • Hydration (Water & Electrolyte Drink)
    • Pre & Post Race, and every 1 to 2 miles along course
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • GU Energy Gel
    • Mile 7.5, 14.5, & 20.5
  • Candy Stand: If your energy is flagging, you’ll find a burst of tasty treats and motivations waiting for you with an assortment of candy, sugary delights, and flat soda!
    • Mile 22
  • On Course Entertainment
  • Portalets: Pre/Post Race & along the course
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. More…
  • Injured runners – injured runners will be transported either to the Medical Unit at the finish line or Hartford Hospital (emergency phone: 860-545-5000). All runners are asked to help by reporting injuries or downed runners to fluid station personnel or route monitors along the course.
  • Drop out runners – runners unable to finish the race may stop at any water station along the course for assistance. Sweep vans pick up runners when possible and drop them off at the finish area. If you drop out of the race, remove your B-Tag and dispose of it before crossing the finish line.


Learn more about HMF Pace Teams, a free service available to help athletes achieve their goal times. More…


This event is timed by Granite State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

  • Top 5 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 Master’s Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Female Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Nonbinary/Genderqueer More…

  • Physically Challenged
  • Push-rim wheelchair (no awards in the hand-crank division)
  • Visually Impaired/Blind Runners division


  • Prize Money to the top finishers. More details…
  • Separate Prize Money awarded to top New England’s Finest Program finishers. More details…
  • Monetary awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time.
  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 5 Overall and Top 3 in Each Division
  • Overall awards based on gun time
  • Division awards based on net time
  • No “double-dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here


Marathon finishers can use “net” time for qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Net time starts as runners leave the start line and B-Tag is noted, so this time shows actual time on the course. Results are automatically sent to the B.A.A. from the Hartford Marathon Foundation.


The Eversource Hartford Marathon has been selected as an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race. All eligible finishers will automatically earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Click Here…


Eversource Hartford Marathon participants can get real-time athlete updates. Participants or spectators can follow along and receive real-time updates with course time and pace from the start line, finish line and split mats along the route. Click here…


No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

Baby Jogger/Strollers are NOT permitted on the marathon and half marathon race courses, but will be allowed in the 5K race, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.


Stay tuned! Entertainment details coming soon…