The Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon also offers free, real-time athlete tracking updates. Expanded athlete tracking provides updates as participants pass every 5K for the half marathon, and every 3-4 miles for the full marathon. More details coming soon!


HMF uses the ChronoTrack Systems B-Tag as the method of scoring all races for all runners. The single-use timing mechanism is on the back of the bib. Therefore, the bib number cannot be folded or altered and must be worn on the outer-most layer of clothing on the front of the body.


As a courtesy to the communities impacted by the races and the volunteers who serve, there is a 6 hour course time limit for the Marathon and 3 hour limit for the Half Marathon.

To finish within these time limits, runners must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are only recorded through 6 hours for the Marathon and 3 hours for the Half Marathon.

Along the Marathon and Half Marathon race courses, roads will reopen to traffic and water/aid stations will close down as the race moves beyond a 13:44 minute per mile pace.

Course Closure – Half Marathon course:
Checkpoint Location: Asylum Ave/Troutbrook, West Hartford (6.8 mile)
Course Limit Time: 1:38 on the race clock.
Anyone behind this time must be turned onto Asylum and not allowed to continue to Albany Avenue. Those who are diverted will run the west loop in Elizabeth Park to make up the lost distance caused by the diversion.

Course Closure – Marathon course:
Checkpoint #1 Location: Old Main Street/Rte. 5, East Hartford (Mile 22)
Course Limit Time: 5:10 on the race clock.
Beyond this time, runners proceed at their own risk or request transport by race sag vehicle.

Checkpoint #2 Location: East Hartford side of the Founders Bridge (Mile 25)
Course Limit Time: 5:51 on the race clock.
Beyond this time, runners use the pedestrian walkway across the bridge.

All of the times above reflect the 13:44 minute pace allowed plus 10 minutes to allow for crossing the start line.

All runners running beyond Course Time Limits are doing so at their own risk. Please be prepared and carry fluids and energy gel throughout the race if pace will be slower than 13:44 minute mile.

Race staff will begin breaking down the finish line after course limits. Runners who finish after limits and are not able to collect a finisher medal on site may contact the race office within 48 hours of the event.