A springtime road race through the idyllic campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown! Both races loop around campus, while the 5K finishes, the 10K takes another loop before a fast downhill finish on Old Church Street. The 10K is a USATF-CT State Championship race – expect an exciting, competitive race finish.

All finishers receive a high quality short sleeve technical shirt and enjoy a post-race party on Union Green, adjacent to the finish line, with fresh hot pizza from Mondo and beer (21+ with ID) courtesy of Eli Cannon’s Tap Room.

NEW IN 2024: Take on the Spring Hustle to enjoy some extra motivation through the season! Choose the distances to personalize a challenge plan and achieve three race finishes in this new walker-friendly challenge. Sign up for Middletown in addition to any distance at the Rocky Neck Runfest, 30K & 5K on April 21; and at the UConn Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on June 1 to crush the Spring Hustle and earn the special finisher medal. Details

HMF FitKids: Bring the whole family and enjoy the kids run with options of a ¼ mile or ½ mile (for kids ages 2-11)!


HMF CAN: Be a part of the race tradition and please help give back to the local community. Donate nonperishable food in the HMF Can tent near Packet Pickup to benefit The Amazing Grace Food Pantry, which provides groceries to more than 1,000 low-income households each month in the Middletown area. HMF Can is supported by Stop & Shop to help alleviate food insecurity in communities.

The charity beneficiary of this event is HMF’s Susie Beris, MD Youth Running Program. Consider donating during registration or directly, LEARN MORE