AUGUST 28, 2021
RUN THE GREENWAY
Teams consisting of 3 or 6 members will travel the route from start to finish with each team member running 3 legs (6-member team) or 6 legs (3-member ultra team).
Teams will start in waves between 4:00 am – 9:00 am; slower teams earlier and faster teams later. Team start times will be announced several weeks before the event so you can plan your accommodations and travel.
The course is split into 18 relay legs with an exchange zone between each one. Race Start, Leg 1, Exchange 1, Leg 2, Exchange 2, Leg 3, Exchange 3, etc.
An easy-to-use Pace Calculator has been set up in Excel for team captains to download and determine team overall pace. Race start times are determined by team pace. If you find that your team’s pace has changed, please email Beth@hartfordmarathon.com by July 7, 2021 to update it.
Please note: calculator does not work on iPhone or iPad.
June 1st, 2021
July 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Safety Meeting / Packet Pickup near Finish Line (Hartford, CT):
Friday, August 27, 2021
Safety Meeting / Packet Pickup near Race Start (Lincoln, RI):
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP.
Safety has always been of utmost importance at RiMaConn Relay and for the Hartford Marathon Foundation. During these uniquely challenging times, no detail will be more important. Each participant is expected to follow directions for all modified event procedures to ensure a safe and successful event for all. Additionally, all team captains are required to attend a safety meeting prior to the start of their race. Safety meetings will be held at all packet pick ups.
Covid-19 risk mitigation policies will be calibrated based on public health measures at the time of the event. Policies will be outlined in the Team Guide. Some of the most noticeable changes include, but are not limited to:
Each vehicle is required to have at minimum the following:
EMERGENCY TEXTING SERVICE
The Hartford Marathon Foundation has an emergency texting service in place to be used ONLY in situations such as event delays, cancellations or other emergencies. If we have last-minute event changes, we will text pertinent instructions/updates. NOTE: We never use this information for marketing or solicitation.
Confirm you elected to receive emergency text messages in your haku profile. Once logged into your account, select “Your Registrations” and check the blue box “I Want To Get Event Updates Via Text”.
Commemorative Awards to the following Divisions:
6 Person Team
3 Person Team
* Open Division = Any team member under 40 years of age on race day
** Masters Division = All team members 40 years of age or older on race day
95 Miles /// 18 legs /// 6 or 3-person team
Run The Green Way
Runner#* | Total Miles**
*R# = Runner position in 6 person team | U# = Ultra Runner position in 3 person team.
**All distances in miles / individual legs are still being finalized and subject to change.
There are 17 exchange zones along the course. All of them will include water and portalets. Two major exchange locations have been established to assist teams with refueling and resetting themselves during the race. These two locations will also offer refreshments, physical therapists, entertainment, medical aid and other extra services.
1st Major Exchange (Exchange Zone #6)
2nd Major Exchange (Exchange Zone #12)
Teams are required to maintain the same sequence and rotation of runners throughout the race (see table above for runner rotation breakdown).
When determining your team’s order, Captains should consider the following: leg distance, course terrain, time of day, and runner fitness.
If a runner is unable to continue in the event due to injury or illness, the following team members must finish the event with the remaining runners continuing in the same sequence.
Teams must begin the event with six team members if they are in the 6-Person Team division, and 3 team members if they are in the 3-Person Team division. No exceptions.
Teams are required to maintain an average pace of at least 10:30 minutes per mile to complete the event within the 16.5 hour time limit. We understand that teams may consist of runners with varying abilities, so periodic checks will be done to make sure your team can complete the race before the finish line closes at 8:30 pm. It is crucial to accurately estimate your team pace to assign your start wave. More…
Use the Pace Calculator to help figure out your team’s average pace.
Due to the extensive timeframe and complex nature of the event, completion is required within 16.5 hours to ensure support services and safety. Any team that has fallen behind the 10:30 minutes per mile average pace or experiences unforeseen circumstances by the time they reach the 2nd Major Exchange Zone (Exchange Zone #12) – Jillson Square, Willimantic, Connecticut, will have the following 2 options:
NOTE: Teams that do not run all legs will still be included in the finish results through the time of the last reading of their timing chip (no finish time will be provided).