5 MILE

NEW START & FINISH – The 5 mile course follows the Red Trail, which traces the border of Gay City State Park. The course will start in the upper athletic fields. Participants will run along the main road toward the park entrance and turn left to enter onto the Red Trail before reaching Route 85. This trail starts off narrow, but widens up about one mile into the course. Be prepared to encounter a lot of rocks and roots and several ups and downs throughout the course. Runners will emerge from the Red Trail and turn onto the main road before finishing back where they began.

COURSE

Map – Gay City State Park

*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.

Event Records:
Male: 38:09 – set by Joseph A. Migliore II in 2021
Female: 42:29 – set by Gillian M. Plummer in 2021

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

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 – 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…

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

COURSE SUPPORT

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 Red Arrows)
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at water stations along the course. More...

RACE START

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.

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 in 8 mile, 5 mile, or 3 mile, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

  • SUPPORTING PARTNER


    ANNUAL PARTNER


    OFFICIAL NUTRITION SPONSOR


    HYDRATION SPONSOR


  • HMF MULTI-SPORT SERIES SPONSORS