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 7, 2021 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 9, 2021
  • New for 2021! 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.


There is NO race day registration or packet pickup. For the convenience of runners who cannot make packet pickup, the mail packet option is available during online registration for $18 per packet and must be reserved by September 7, 2021. 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 7, 2021 to avoid difficulty receiving race packet by mail. To access your Participant Account, click here.


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 5, 2021 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 11, 2021.