Travel Like a Runner: What to pack for marathon weekend

Travel Like a Runner: What to pack for marathon weekend

You’ve been training for months for the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K and the big day is fast approaching. Whether you’re local to Connecticut or traveling to Hartford from out of state, packing will be your next challenge. Here are weekend packing tips to make the experience as smooth as comfortable as possible.

Running shoes

Plantar fasciitis is a common injury among runners. Learn more about the importance of properly fit shoes and options like shoe inserts as well as self-care tips from Dr. Amanda Fantry, a runner and foot & ankle surgeon with Trinity Health New England Orthopedics.

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Wearable Devices & Smartwatches

Fitness watches offer simple Bluetooth connectivity that makes syncing the device to your smartphone easy.

How to Recycle Your Old Running Shoes

What do you do with your trusty kicks once they’re worn out? Here are some tips from our partner Fleet Feet to recycle, donate and repurpose your old running shoes.

How to Make Your Running Shoes Last Longer

No matter what running shoes you buy they don’t last forever. However, making your running shoes last longer is simple with the proper care. Our partner Fleet Feet shares seven ways to help extend the life of your running shoes and keep your legs happy as you train.

Map Apps


RunGo is the most popular running app for discovering the best routes in the world with turn-by-turn voice navigation. Build your own route, or select one of the over 600,000 routes or 1000s of verified routes, and follow a voice-guided tour.


This site offers both free and fee-based membership and services. Users can map and log runs, but some of the other services on this website require a premium membership.

Pace Calculators


Pace calculators are useful for both new runners and expert runners. Whether you’re running your first race, trying to PR, or going on a training run, knowing your pace can help you train and run better.

McMillan Running

Use their calculator to learn the best training plan and training paces for you.

Training Apps


Track your performance stats and analyze the data afterward. Connect with friends and share your adventures. Build your running community by joining the HMF Events club in Strava.


This app features personalized plans to help keep you on track. The ASICS app provides audio that keeps you updated on your progress throughout your run. In-app challenges, exercise rewards and virtual running groups help you stay committed to your goal.

Couch to 5K Trainer

C25K is a great app for those who want to get into training fast. Designed to assist beginner runners, the app’s training program lasts eight weeks and includes a virtual coach who tells you when to walk and when to run.

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