The future of our sport (and our society) lies with our healthy, young children. We must do everything possible to encourage fitness in our kids. HMF FitKids races offer several distances (¼ mile, ½ mile and/or one-mile).

The following events include an HMF FitKids Run. Please click on the link for details.
O’Shenanigans 5K
Courthouse O’Putnam 5K
O’Niantic 5K
O’Hartford 5K
Harvard Pilgrim Middletown 10 Mile & 3.5 Mile
MahoneySabol 5K
L+M Hospital Spring Stride 10K and 5K
Mystic Half Marathon & 10K
Iron Horse Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Zero Prostate 5K
Red Dress Run for Women
Achilles CT Hope & Possibility® Run
Old Wethersfield 5K & 10K
Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K
Pumpkin Run/Walk
Amherst Half Marathon, Relay & 5K
Norwich Winterfest 5K
Blue Back Mitten Run
Run for a Claus

Kids can also be registered for an HMF 5K online or in person on race day, all 5K participants receive race swag.

Click here to print your HMF FitKids training chart!


  • Ages 2-11: HMF FitKids races always $10
  • Ages 2-17: $15 for 5K (late registration $20)
  • Ages 18-22: $5 off any 5K adult entry


HMF is fully committed to helping school children develop a healthy, active lifestyle. Through HMF FitKids in School we support elementary and middle school students with a 6 week, goal oriented running program at NO cost to the student or their participating school. The culmination is a grand “Medal Day” event produced by HMF complete with music, cheering spectators, commemorative finisher medals, t-shirts, healthy snacks and fitness activities. HMF FitKids in School also offers its HMF Relay Racers program for those schools and students who prefer to complete their 6 week running program at the Eversource Hartford Marathon. HMF Relay Racers was formerly known as Jeff’s Running Partners program and honors the memory of founding HMF Board member Jeff Partridge.

    • 2200 students participated in HMF FitKids in School programs in 2018
    • The Fall Medal Day event will be at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on October 29, 2019.


“…our students had such an amazing time at the Final Mile. HMF put on an outstanding event for young people…Start to finish, it was a stellar event. Our kids proudly wore their medals all afternoon at school.” Kristen Frost, St. Bernard School (Enfield)

The HMF FitKids in School program is made possible through the generosity of your donations and:


Carry My Brother, Inc.


Please contact Nancy Loughlin at