The long-time, beloved race tradition on Iron Horse features a picturesque two-loop 13.1 mile course along the Farmington River and local farmlands, with 10K and 5K race distance options. The post-race party is highlighted by delicious food from Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ served alongside refreshing craft beer from New England Brewing Company.

Participants in all race distances earn a short-sleeve race technical shirt and a custom finisher medal.

NEW IN 2024: Take on the Spring Hustle to enjoy some extra motivation through the season! Choose the distances to personalize a challenge plan and achieve three race finishes in this new walker-friendly challenge. Start with the Middletown 5K or 10K on April 7, then choose any distance in Rocky Neck on April 21; and finish with any distance in Simsbury to crush the Spring Hustle and earn the special finisher medal. Details

BACK FOR 2024: The ultimate state challenge…the Connecticut Double! Run the UConn Health Half in June and work up to the premier 26.2 mile experience in Connecticut at the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 19. Take home the exclusive commemorative medal after finishing under the iconic Arch in Hartford. Details

HMF FitKids: Bring the whole family and enjoy the kids run with options of a ¼ mile, ½ mile or 1 mile (for kids ages 2-11)!


The charity partner for this event is the Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International. Consider making a donation or run, walk or volunteer with their group and support their mission to transform the lives of people with disabilities through athletics and social connection. DETAILS

HMF CAN: Please help give back to the local community. Donate nonperishable food in the HMF Can tent near Packet Pickup to support the Hartford Public High School “Grub Pub”, a School Food Pantry Program supported by Stop & Shop to help alleviate food insecurity in communities.