Online registration closes on October 18, 2024 at 5:00 PM.
In-person registration is available at packet pickup.
There is NO packet pickup or registration on Race Day


The ultimate state challenge…work up from half marathon in June to full marathon distance at the premier 26.2 mile experience in Connecticut. Get support and encouragement through the journey and then celebrate after your iconic finish line moment under the Arch in Hartford with an extra special medal. Register Here

  • UConn Health Half Marathon*
    • Saturday, June 1 /// Half Marathon /// Simsbury, CT
  • Eversource Hartford Marathon*
    • Saturday, October 19 /// Marathon /// Hartford, CT

Registration for Connecticut Double can be done by simply registering individually for each event/distance.

* Both the in-person and virtual race options are eligible for the Connecticut Double


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

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.


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.

Credit Cards and Apple Pay accepted for race day race registration and event merchandise. No cash.

Thursday, October 17: 4:00PM to 7:00PM – HMF Packet Pick-up Expo, XL Center, Hartford, CT

Friday, October 18: 11:00AM to 7:00PM (registration & packet pickup open until 9:00PM) – HMF Packet Pick-up Expo, XL Center, Hartford, CT

Click here for more details about the HMF Packet Pick-up 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.


One Relay Team member may pick up race packets for the entire group with a signed waiver/permission slip (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.


At least 16 years of age on race day to enter the Marathon (virtual or in-person).

At least 12 years of age on race day to enter the Half Marathon (virtual or in-person) or Team 26.2 Relay.

At least 5 years of age on race day to enter the Charity 5K (virtual or in-person).

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


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, accommodations, companion perks, 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 2022 and July 2024.

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


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


HMF has emergency texting services in place to be used ONLY in situations such as event delays, cancellations or other emergencies. If we have last-minute event changes, we will text pertinent instructions/updates. NOTE: We never use this information for marketing or solicitation.

Confirm you elected to receive emergency text messages in your haku profile. Once logged into your account, select “Your Events” and check the box “I Want To Get Event Updates Via Text”.



  • High quality technical race shirt – register by September 24, 2024 to guarantee shirt size, first come first serve after this date
    • Long sleeve technical shirt for all marathon, half marathon, and Team 26.2 Relay participants
    • Short sleeve technical shirt for all Charity 5K participants
  • Commemorative finisher medal
  • Reusable custom designed water bottle (distributed in the finish chute)
  • Heat wrap to all Marathon and Half Marathon participants
  • Abundant fresh and prepared food options
  • Ice cold beer and hard cider in the Beer Garden (one free beer to all finishers 21+ with valid ID)
  • A free FinisherPix professional keepsake photo download from the event for Marathon and Half Marathon participants. Discounted photo packages are also available to pre-order during the registration process or after you’ve registered through your Participant Account, click here to access.


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


There is NO race day registration or packet pickup. For the convenience of runners who plan to come to Hartford on race day only, the mail packet option is available during online registration for $20 per packet and must be reserved by Sunday, September 15, 2024. 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 15, 2024 to avoid difficulty receiving race packet by mail. To access your Participant Account, click here.


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 Monday, August 18, 2024. Please note, your bib will be available for pickup at the race packet pickup(s).


Do you want to have your race packet mailed to you along with a personalized race bib with your first name on it? Purchase the Mail My Packet with Personalized bib product available during registration for $27 by August 18, 2024. To add Mail My Packet with Personalized Bib separate from online registration, click here to access your Participant Account.


Treat Yourself! Enjoy PRE Perks and let HMF take care of everything before the race (available for purchase for 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 15, 2024 to avoid pre-race pickup. (HMF will refund $20 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 by August 18, 2024 to have your first name printed on your bib.
  • 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 Packet Pick-up Expo unless sold out-first come first served. Stop at the Registration Solutions Desk for more information.


An iTAB lets you personalize your race medal with your name and finish time. The special, personalized plate slides onto your finisher medal’s ribbon. It helps you remember your race day for years to come. More Information


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 no later than August 31, 2024 to submit names for this recognition.

Half Marathon runners completing their “50th State” can purchase a personalized plaque. Order in the HMF Shop.