It’s time to get racing, CT! With new safety protocols in place, the Riverfront Scramble presented by Stanley Black & Decker will be moving to a Saturday morning race in August.

It’s a Boston vs New York throw-down theme – choose an allegiance and show it off! Every participant earns a custom event baseball cap.

The in-person 5K race will be modified to adhere to social distancing guidelines with on-site support services provided. Participants will start in multiple waves and race bibs will have official B-Tag timing. Packaged to-go snacks will be provided for all to enjoy after leaving the Riverfront.

#RiverfrontScramble – Share race moments with us and visit the Facebook Event page for updates and connect with other participants.


There will be four waves starting a: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am. Each wave is limited to 150 registrants, participants must sign up for their wave in advance during registration. After the race, participants pick up their custom baseball cap swag and enjoy a pre-packaged snack on the way back to their vehicles. Results will be posted online after each wave finishes, times are based only on chip time, there will be no gun time. Final results and divisions will be scored to include runners from all waves.


The Hartford Marathon Foundation takes great pride in prioritizing safety and security at events. In these challenging conditions, no detail will be more important this year and each participant is expected to follow directions for all modified event details. Requirements to adhere to state and federal guidelines include, but are not limited to:

  • Masks must be worn at all times on site before and after the race
  • All participants must maintain at least 6 feet of spacing from others not in their party at all times, and 12 feet of spacing while running
  • Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves at all times during the event
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be be available throughout the venue
  • Event flow and setup will be laid out to direct one way traffic and minimize participant interaction as much as possible – please follow directions




    The Riverfront Scrambles are made possible due to the partnership and support of Riverfront Recapture.