The beloved women’s 5K welcomes all ages and abilities, encouraging participants to achieve their goals and celebrate fitness. The 3.1 mile race starts and finishes in the beautiful Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, offering gorgeous views in a friendly environment. All participants receive a custom race shirt and a post-race party in the park with music, fresh food, festive awards, freebies and health & fitness info.

NEW in 2019! Free training groups are forming through CT to help Red Dress race participants achieve race goals and to encourage new runners and run/walkers to join. Enlist a friend to join a group nearby and share the love of running with your community! LEARN MORE

Mother-daughter teams are encouraged on race day, as are running and walking groups. Kids not quite ready for the 5K are encouraged to register and participate in HMF FitKids races, a timed one-mile race is available! FITKIDS RACES

The Red Dress Run is part of the NEW Girl Squad Challenge. DETAILS

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 Foodshare, which serves the needy in Hartford 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.

Check the Facebook event page for updates!