5K

The 5K (3.1 miles) is the perfect route for runners and walkers. It starts with the 10K on High Street adjacent to Wesleyan University and loops around campus before a fast downhill to the finish on Old Church Street. Note: The 5K course is not USATF Certified.

COURSE

Course Map

SOCIAL DISTANCE RACING:
HMF continues to closely monitor best safety practices for outdoor events and plan race details following state and local guidelines. Currently, face masks are not required at outdoor events in Connecticut. If race modifications are required, details will be updated on site pages and via email to all registered participants.

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 18:36 – set by Mitchell Hart in 2021
Female: 21:30 – set by Kristen Sloan in 2021

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
Click here for more details.

RACE START

The race start will consist of one corral with “Self Seed” pace per mile signs to assist with participant spacing.

The 5K will start in the same location as the 10K on High Street. Both races will run together for 2.6 miles.

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of your race bib). Please wear your race bib on the front of your shirt.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Non-Binary More…
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards including Mondo’s Gift Cards to the Top 3 in each Division
  • Commemorative Awards including Mondo’s Gift Cards to the First Overall Male and First Overall Female from Middlesex County
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE SUPPORT

MARKINGS:

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks at finish line and along the course

AMENITIES:

  • Fluid Locations (Water & Nuun Sport Lemon Lime flavor)
    • Pre/Post Race & Mile 1.5
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Elongated water station layout to prevent participant congestion
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • Portalets: Pre/Post Race & along the course
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at water stations along the course. More...

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

While we do allow baby jogger/strollers in this event, participants must follow the stroller policy detailed HERE.

  • OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS