In order to deliver the best possible race experience for participants in mid-November on the shoreline, the event has been changed to 10K distance only with a later start time of 8:00 am (pending final local approval). All registered half marathon participants are being provided with transfer and refund options by email to ensure their preference based on these necessary changes to the November 14, 2021, event. The Hartford HealthCare Mystic Half Marathon and 10K will be back in May 2022 with all of the bells and whistles of the beloved springtime event.

For the first-time ever as a crisp fall race, experience the beautiful Mystic shoreline community at the Hartford HealthCare Mystic 10K! Enjoy 6.2 miles from Olde Mistick Village, past historic ships, through the charming downtown with race finish at Mystic Aquarium.

All participants receive a comfy hoodie sweatshirt and a custom designed finisher medal with signature race theme. After the finish, enjoy a stroll through picturesque Mystic and take advantage of some great discounts!

HMF is proud to continue our support of the Rotary Club of Mystic as the charity partner of the Hartford Healthcare Mystic 10K. The Rotary Club is dedicated to making a positive impact on the greater Mystic area through an annual scholarship program, local grants program and international efforts.

There are NO REFUNDS of new registration fees, however, participants may choose to defer their race registration for any reason up to 14 days before the event. Policy Details

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HMF continues to closely monitor best safety practices for outdoor events and plan race details following state and local guidelines. Currently, face masks are not required at outdoor events in Connecticut. If race modifications are required, details will be updated on site pages and via email to all registered participants.

HMF will continue to maintain safety protocols at all events, including hand washing and sanitizing stations, modified water distribution and spacing of start and finish areas to allow social distance.


The race will adhere to state and local guidelines on outdoor event capacities, beginning with a social distanced race start format. After the race, participants will spread out to enjoy on-the-go snacks while they celebrate their accomplishments. Results will be posted online only at the conclusion of the event, times are based on chip time, there will be no gun time. Final results and divisions will be scored to include all runners.


The Hartford Marathon Foundation has always prioritized safety and security at events. Each participant is expected to follow directions for all modified event requirements to adhere to state and federal guidelines including, but not limited to:

  • All participants are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of spacing from others not in their party at all times, and 12 feet of spacing while running
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be be available throughout the venue
  • Event flow and setup will be laid out to direct one way traffic and minimize participant interaction as much as possible – please pay attention and follow directions


Still want to keep up with the tradition of the half marathon? Register for the Virtual Half option and run 13.1 miles anywhere and anytime between November 11-14. Submit results through your haku participant account.

Participants will earn all of the same great swag, which will be mailed to them after the event. Click here for more details.

Virtual race participants are urged not to run the official racecourse on Sunday morning (November 14).



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