NEW START & FINISH – The course will start in the upper athletic fields. The 3 mile loop follows the White Trail, which zig-zags through Gay City State Park. The trail starts as a wide access road with few bumps along the way. About a mile into the race the trail narrows, be prepared to encounter more rocks and roots and a few down hills and climbs. After crossing the Blackledge River participants climb the Blue Trail and then onto the road before finishing where they began.
*Modified starting line will be implemented
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.
Male: 19:58 – set by Trevor Chambers in 2013
Female: 25:28 – set by Rachel Chambers in 2011
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.
- Top 3 Overall Male and Female
- Male Age Group – 12-19, and 10-year age groups from 20-80+
- Female Age Group – 12-19, and 10-year age groups from 20-80+
- Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
- Athena (women 150+lbs.)
- Disabled Athletes More…
- Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
- All awards based on net time
- No “double dipping”
No on-course hydration will be provided. Please consider carrying your own fluids and using your new AMPHIPOD HANDHELD WATER BOTTLE. 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
- Medical Personnel
- Portalet Locations: Start and Finish
- Directional arrows and course marshals marking all turns (Follow White Arrows)
Registrants must submit an estimated finish time during the registration process and these times will be used to organize runners at the start. All participants will be required to be at the race start area prior to race start.
All participants will be notified by email the week of the event with race start logistics and need to know updates.