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, including the UConn Health Half Marathon and 2-person relay. 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.
HMF will continue to maintain safety protocols at all events, including hand washing and sanitizing stations, modified water distribution and spacing of start and finish areas to allow social distance.
2021 UPDATES! The long-time race tradition is moving to Saturday with a limited field in-person half marathon road race. Enjoy a picturesque two-loop 13.1 mile course along the Farmington River and local farmlands that begins and ends in the center of Simsbury, a charming town center with quaint shops and great restaurants.
In-person half marathon participants will start in waves and race bibs will have official B-Tag timing. The event will be modified to adhere to social distancing guidelines with on-site support services provided, including packaged to-go snacks for all to enjoy after.
Not up for the half marathon distance? Find a buddy and take on the brand new 2-Person Relay! The race will follow the same course as the in-person UConn Health Half Marathon, with one exchange zone located exactly at the halfway mark! Each leg is exactly 6.55 miles.
Virtual race options include a 5K, 10K or half marathon and the return of the popular 3-distance Iron Horse Challenge (which can also be completed by in-person registrants!).
All participants receive a short sleeve technical shirt and a custom designed finisher medal to commemorate a great race.
Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit Gifts of Love Food Bank in Avon.
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There are NO REFUNDS of registration fees, however, participants may choose to defer their race registration for any reason up to 14 days before the event. Policy Details