4 MILE

NEW 4 MILE DISTANCE FOR 2021 – In a break from the Scramble tradition, participants will know the course ahead of time! The route will start and finish at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, run north toward the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse and onto the well maintained trail system in Riverside Park. After a loop in the trails with scenic vistas of the river, a fast finish awaits along the Riverwalk path.

COURSE

Riverfront Recapture Trail Map

SOCIAL DISTANCE RACING:
Effective May 19, 2021, per order of CT Governor Ned Lamont, face masks will not be required at outdoor events in Connecticut. Keeping with state recommendations, runners, volunteers, spectators and staff will not be required to wear masks at any Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) event. We encourage those more comfortable wearing masks to continue to do so and urge unvaccinated participants attending HMF Events to wear a face mask for their own safety and for the safety of those who have vulnerable conditions or weakened immune systems. All participants are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of spacing from others not in their party at all times, and 12 feet of spacing while running.

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 22:52 – set by Michael Waterbury in 2021
Female: 26:28 – set by Katie Esposito in 2021

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

RACE START

The start horn will go off at 6:30 pm. The start line will be open from 6:30 – 6:35 pm for participants to cross when they feel comfortable. Timing mats located at the start will capture your net time.

COURSE SUPPORT

No on-course hydration will be provided. Please consider carrying your own fluids. Bottled water will be available in the pre-race area for those that would like to carry it, as well as at the finish line.

  • Start and Finish lines with timing mats
  • Directional arrows marking all turns
  • Portalets will be located near the Start and Finish
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at water stations along the course. More...

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 the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 9-14, and 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9-14, and 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
  • All awards based on net time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

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.

Baby Jogger/Strollers are NOT permitted, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

  • PRESENTING SPONSOR

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    SUPPORTING PARTNERS

    The Riverfront Scramble is made possible due to the partnership and support of Riverfront Recapture.
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  • ANNUAL PARTNER


    OFFICIAL NUTRITION SPONSOR


    HYDRATION SPONSOR


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