The Hartford Marathon Foundation wants to inspire all children to live healthy lives. To make this happen HMF offers several youth running programs.


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 offers several distances for children ages 2-11, available through many races as well as in virtual events and challenges. Check individual event sites for availability.

HMF FitKids Events in 2022

HMF FitKids In School

A free running program for students in grades 6-8. School coordinators help students train at school in advance of the culminating Final Mile celebration.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 program.