RESOURCES

MAP APPS

Gmap-Pedometer – A quick and easy site for mapping your routes, determining your distance along with calories burned. More…

USATF Running Routes – This is the USATF mapping tool, which allows you to save your route and calculates elevation, too. The USATF website also has an archive of routes mapped by others that is searchable by location, terrain, length of run, etc. More…

MapMyRun – This site offers both free and fee-based membership and services. Users can map and log runs, but some of the other services on this website require a premium membership. More…

PACE CALCULATORS

Runner’s World – This site will calculate projected finishing times and training paces based on information provided about a past race. More…

McMillan Running – Use their calculator to learn the best training plan and training paces for you. More…

TRAINING APPS

Strava – track your performance stats and analyze the data afterward. Connect with friends and share your adventures. More…

RunKeeper – This app features personalized plans to help keep you on track. The ASICS app provides audio that keeps you updated on your progress throughout your run. In-app challenges, exercise rewards and virtual running groups help you stay committed to your goal. More…

Couch to 5K Trainer – C25K is a great app for those who want to get into training fast. Designed to assist beginner runners, the app’s training program lasts eight weeks and includes a virtual coach who tells you when to walk and when to run. More…

RUNNING SHOES AND GEAR

GROUPS AND CLUBS

    • HMF Girl Squad – for active women who love to run, explore new activities and have fun together.
    • Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
    • Run 169 Towns Society – challenge yourself to run all 169 towns in Connecticut!
    • Glastonbury River Runners – open to runners of all ages and abilities. Beginner training, weekly runs, kids programs, and community events.
    • HEAT – Hartford Extended Area Triathletes, a Connecticut triathlon club. Group training opportunities, social events, race calendar and information for those new to triathlons.
    • Trail Sisters – a group dedicated to growing women’s participation and opportunity within the sport of trail running through inspiration, education and empowerment.  The CT group has a Facebook page.
    • CT Trailmixers – A trail running club based in central Connecticut. The club runs year-round across the state – winter, spring, summer, and fall – hosting regular social group runs, races, book talks, and other events.

INJURY PREVENTION

  • HMF League of Injured Runners
    • A partnership between HMF and The Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute (CSMI) at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. This welcoming community is available to help get runners through the mental anguish and physical challenges of injury. Connect with each other and hear from the experts at the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute to guide best practices for injury prevention and recovery strategies.
  • Physical Therapy
    • Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) provides a full range of expert rehabilitation, injury prevention and wellness services. Learn more about pre & post race stretching / warm up options here.
    • Select Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing exceptional care that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Learn more about injuries commonly seen in runners, including symptoms, causes, and treatment.
  • Massage Therapists

NUTRITION AND HYDRATION