5K

The UConn Health 5K is a flat, loop course through the charming Farmington River Valley community of Simsbury, Connecticut and features panoramic views of the river and the iconic Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge. USATF Certified Course.

COURSE

Course Map

SOCIAL DISTANCE RACING:
HMF continues to closely monitor best safety practices for outdoor events and plan race details following state and local guidelines. Currently, face masks are not required at outdoor events in Connecticut. If race modifications are required, details will be updated on site pages and via email to all registered participants.

EVENT RECORDS:
Male: 15:53 – set by Colin Sauter in 2014
Female: 18:48 – set by Molly Hamel in 2016

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

RACE START

The 5K will start on the east side of the median on Iron Horse Boulevard, near the intersection with Wilcox Street and consist of one corral. It will merge with the half marathon race about ¼ mile in and both races will run together for roughly 2 miles.

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 – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Non-Binary More…
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE SUPPORT

MARKINGS:

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks at finish line and along the course

AMENITIES:

  • Hydration
    • Pre/Post Race & Mile 1.7
    • Open cup service, handed out at arms length
    • Elongated water station layout to prevent participant congestion
    • Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluids
  • Portalets located along the course
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at the water station. More…

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 the half marathon race but will be allowed in the 10K and 5K races, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

  • OUR RACE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THESE PARTNERS