New London’s 25 year+ running tradition continues with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in a 5K and 10K road race for all ages and abilities.

The 5K offers competitive and casual runners a great 3.1 mile race while also welcoming walkers and families with strollers on the relatively flat and scenic course.

The 10K is a double loop with long straightaways, offering a fast course with stunning ocean views along Pequot Avenue.

All participants receive a high quality short sleeve technical shirt. Take part in Summer Stride and the Old Wethersfield 5K or 10K in August and also earn the 2 Hot Challenge medal!

Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank, which serves the needy in New London County.
Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

There are NO REFUNDS of 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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The race will adhere to state guidelines on outdoor events, beginning with a social distanced race start format. After the race, participants will spread out to enjoy pre-packaged 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.


Stay motivated to keep moving through the dog days of summer! Register for the two race 2 Hot Challenge and take on the 5K or 10K at the L+M Hospital Summer Stride plus the Old Wethersfield 5K or 10K on Sunday, August 22. Just complete registration for both events and you are automatically entered to earn the 2 Hot Challenge medal, plus swag from both events!

  • L+M Hospital Summer Stride // 5K or 10K (your choice)
    • Saturday, July 17
  • Old Wethersfield /// 5K or 10K (your choice)
    • Sunday, August 22


The Hartford Marathon Foundation has always prioritized safety and security at events, and in these challenging conditions, no detail will be more important. Each participant is expected to follow directions for all modified event requirements to adhere to state and federal guidelines including, but not limited to:

  • Masks must be worn at all times on site before and after the race
  • All participants must maintain at least 6 feet of spacing from others not in their party at all times, and 12 feet of spacing while running
  • Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks at all times during the event
  • 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


Not interested in the in-person race, but still want to take part in the action? Register for the Virtual Race option and run a 5K or 10K anywhere and anytime between July 16 – 18. 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 race course on Saturday morning (July 17); doing so will threaten capacity compliance and risk a breach of public health and safety requirements. Compliance by all will be necessary to support the safe return to in-person racing for future events.