STEP ONE of the Eversource Hartford Marathon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – The beginning of the Eversource Hartford Marathon experience starts in person via Step One at Rentscher Field in East Hartford. Featuring the free timed Step One Run, an open packet pick-up opportunity for early access to commemorative swag and extra goodies and a live elite race.


The first opportunity to grab official race shirts and finisher medals before the Eversource Hartford Marathon events will also deliver extra goodies and provide opportunity for early orders of custom merchandise. Grab the goods for friends and family, just bring a copy of their ID (photo or printed copy works!).

Note: Challenge medals will be mailed out at the completion of race weekend to all registered participants. Get details on multi-race challenges or register HERE


Registrants of the Eversource Hartford Marathon virtual events have the exclusive option to run a FREE timed 2.62 mile race at Rentschler Field on Saturday, September 26. The in-person race will have enhanced safety measures and follow current state guidelines. Registered participants MUST log into their haku participant account and add the “Step One Run” product to their account, no walk-ins will be accepted due to safety requirements.

For complete details about the Step One Run, click here.


The New England’s Finest 5K Throwdown is an invitational elite race kicking off the Step One Day festivities. We’ve partnered with Hartbeat Track Club to invite the top female and male athletes from across New England and the Northeast to toe the line for this special 5K event.

Highlights from each race with be available exclusively on RUNetwork!


Click here for directions

Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium is located at 615 Silver Ln, East Hartford, Connecticut

Plenty of free parking is available on the stadium’s grounds. Please enter via Silver Lane and follow directional signage.


  • 8:30 AM = New England’s Finest Women’s 5K
  • 9:00 AM = New England’s Finest Men’s 5K
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM = Eversource Hartford Marathon Swag Spree Packet Pickup
  • 10:00 AM = Wave 1 Bib Pickup
  • 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM = Step One Run Wave 1 Race Start Window
  • 10:30 AM = Wave 2 Bib Pickup Available
  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM = Step One Run Wave 2 Race Start Window
  • 11:00 AM = Wave 3 Bib Pickup Available
  • 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM = Step One Run Wave 3 Race Start Window

* Participants must sign up for their respective Race Start Wave Window during the registration process.