REGISTRATION INFO

DEADLINES

Online registration closes on October 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM.
In-person registration is available at packet pickup, payment by credit card and personal check only (no cash).
There is NO packet pickup or registration on Race Day

FEES

Register early to save and guarantee your spot in the race! For current registration pricing, click on the REGISTER NOW button above.

NEW Refund Protection available for purchase at the time of registration only. Registrants may also defer entry for credit to a future HMF event (no later than 14 days before race date) or transfer registration directly to another participant. Read the details on updated policies HERE

HMF virtual events give participants the flexibility to participate when and where it is convenient. As such, there are no refunds and no deferments for virtual events. For complete details on HMF deferments/transfers and all policies, click here.

PACKET PICKUP

All participants must show a Photo ID to pick up race packets (parent/guardian of minors must show ID).

Show your Check-in Pass at packet pickup to speed up the process. Download your Check-in Pass onto your phone within your participant account.
 

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

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

Click here for more details about the HMF Fitness Expo and Packet Pickup.

NO Race Day Registration or Bib Pickup

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.

RELAY TEAM PACKET PICKUP

One Relay Team member may pick up race packets for the entire group with a signed waiver/permission slip and copy of photo ID for EACH team member (permission slip is included at the bottom of the Running Event Waiver). The team is responsible for distributing bibs to each member and ensuring the runner crossing the finish line is wearing the timing chip.

MAIL MY PACKET OPTION

There is NO race day registration or packet pickup. For the convenience of runners who cannot make packet pickup, the mail my packet option is available during online registration for $18 per packet and must be reserved by September 6, 2022. To add Mail My Packet separate from online registration, click here to access your Participant Account.

Please update address changes in your Participant Account by September 6, 2022 to avoid difficulty receiving race packet by mail. To access your Participant Account, click here.

Note: You are not able to purchase Mail My Packet with a Personalized Bib at this time. You will only be able to select one of the two products available.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

At least 16 years of age on race day to enter the Marathon.
At least 12 years of age on race day to enter the Half Marathon or Team Relay.
At least 5 years of age on race day to enter the Charity 5K.

All participants (parent/guardian if minor) must sign a Hartford Marathon Foundation waiver form and show a Photo ID to pick up race packet.

ELITE PROGRAM DETAILS

Two elite programs are available for athletes of the Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • New England’s Finest (NEF) Program recognizes talented runners from New England/New York and provides exclusive prize money, travel, accommodations, pre- & post-race hospitality and activities throughout the weekend. DETAILS/APPLY
  • Eversource Hartford Marathon Elite Program is available for runners who live outside New England/New York, and includes complimentary entry into the event. DETAILS/APPLY

To apply to be in the New England’s Finest or Elite Program, runners must achieve the following finish times between October 2019 and July 2022.

Marathon (Open): Men 2:29, Women 2:54
Half Marathon (Open): Men 1:09, Women 1:19

Marathon (Masters): Men 2:39, Women 3:04
Half Marathon (Masters): Men 1:14, Women 1:24

REGISTRATION HELP

For online registration assistance or to confirm your registration, please click here.

SWAG/PERKS

RACE SWAG

  • High quality technical race shirt – register by September 20, 2022 to guarantee shirt size, first come first serve after this date
    • Long sleeve race shirt for all marathon, half marathon, and Team 26.2 Relay participants
    • Short sleeve race shirt for all Charity 5K participants
    • Technical Race Shirt Fit Guide
  • Commemorative finisher medal
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Heat wrap to all Marathon and Half Marathon participants
  • Abundant fresh and prepared food options
  • Ice cold Samuel Adams beer, Truly Hard Seltzer and Angry Orchard Cider in the Mile 27 Beer Garden (one free beer to all finishers 21+ with valid ID)
  • A free professional photo download as a keepsake from the race for all Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K participants

EVENT MERCHANDISE

  • Technical Training Shirts in short sleeve, long sleeve and tank top styles. Order in race registration and the HMF Shop.

PERSONALIZED BIB

Have your first name printed on your race bib by purchasing the Personalized Bib product available during registration for $10. This must be purchased by Sunday, September 6, 2022. Please note, your bib will be available for pickup at the race packet pickup(s).

PRE PERKS

Treat Yourself! Enjoy PRE Perks and let HMF take care of everything before the race (open to all registered participants and their guests) including:

  • VIP pre-race heated, indoor space! Steps away from race start with breakfast snacks, hot and cold beverages and access to real bathrooms
  • Race packet and shirt mailed. Sign up for PRE Perks by September 6, 2022 to avoid pre-race pickup. (HMF will refund $18 of PRE Perks package for those who previously purchased Mail My Packet)
  • Race Day VIP parking, closest available to the start/finish line
  • Personal baggage check. Wear warmups until just before the race starts – then hand gear to PRE Perks staff, who will check them and have it available at the end of the finish chutes
  • Personalized race bib! Sign up for PRE Perks before August 8, 2022
  • Registered participants can purchase a Pre Perks ticket for their guests. $25 each – a 50% discount. Guests will have use of the indoor space on race morning and can enjoy snacks and beverages prior to the race start.

$50 for registered participants.

$25 for guests.

PRE Perks can be purchased at the HMF Fitness Expo. Stop at the Registration Solutions Desk for more information.

FREE TRAINING PROGRAMS

NEW! Free training programs through Bird Coaching support on their mission to finish under the arch. Marathon training sign-up / Half Marathon training sign-up

50 STATERS

HMF pays special tribute to Full Marathon runners completing their “50th State” at the Eversource Hartford Marathon with a keepsake to commemorate this amazing accomplishment. Send an email to registration@hartfordmarathon.com no later than September 4, 2022 to submit names for this recognition.

Half Marathon runners completing their “50th State” can purchase a personalized plaque in the HMF Shop. Orders must be placed by October 17, 2022.