The HMF FitKids In School running program is a free five-week program designed for students throughout Connecticut grades 4-8 to learn how to incorporate running and fitness into their everyday activities and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The Hartford Marathon Foundation provides schools with training materials so that students can log their miles each day to accumulate enough mileage to complete the distance of a Half Marathon or Full Marathon over the course of the five-week program.

All students that participate in the program will come together to run their “FINAL MILE” on Medal Day on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Location to be announced.

At no cost to schools, HMF will provide training materials, t-shirts for students and coaches attending Medal Day, finisher medals, snacks, activities and bus transportation to take part in at Medal Day to engage students.

Please email Christy Miller at, FitKids program director, with any questions.