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  • APRIL

  • GREATER HARTFORD 1/4 MARATHON // 4.6.2019 // WEST HARTFORD

    BIB PICK UP
    Friday, April 5 : 3pm-6pm
    soundRUNNER Glastonbury

    All race participants receive 20% off of their purchase when they pick up their race packet during soundRUNNER bib pick up. Offer only valid for the duration of bib pick up.


    Welcome to the 13th Anniversary edition of the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon.  As the race directors have moved to New Hampshire, this is the final year the original race directors will be leading this race.  

    This is an accurately measured 6.55 Mile USATF Certified Course (CT07002JHP). Course is a double loop on the closed, paved red trail around the Farmington and West Hartford reservoirs. There are no turns, no cars and no intersections. Each loop features a rolling first mile, a climb during the second mile and a significant downhill to flat during the third mile. (Yes, there are hills, but this is New England so we call them rollers).

    Water stations will be set-up at approximately miles 1.5, 3.3 and 4.8. The water station at mile 3.3 will also be stocked with Gatorade Endurance and gels in a variety of flavors. If temperatures are predicted to exceed 70 degrees, we will also stock the aid stations at miles 1.5 and 4.8 with Gatorade Endurance.

    RACE FIELD IS LIMITED TO 550 RUNNERS. THE RACE SOLD OUT IN 2011 – 2018 AND WILL OUT AGAIN IN 2019.

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  • HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE MIDDLETOWN 10 MILE // 4.7.2019 // MIDDLETOWN

    #Middletown10Mile. Enjoy Middletown’s country roads, Wesleyan University campus and a grand downtown finish on historic Main Street at this 10 mile race – a great early season distance to prep for half marathons in the spring.

    The 3.5 Mile loops around Wesleyan in a course that is great for runners or walkers and accommodating to all paces.

    Bring the family and participate in the HMF FitKids Run- a ¼ mile or ½ mile race for kids ages 2-11.

    Both races finish on Main Street, brimming with swanky restaurants, cool bars, an award-winning local chocolatier, a delectable cupcake bakery and much more. All finishers earn short sleeve tech shirts and custom medals to show off at the post-race celebration, which features Mondo’s pizza, sports massages, vendors and more.

    The 3.5 Mile is the first race in the 2019 Progressive Challenge. DETAILS

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  • BELLY OF THE HOG // 4.14.2019 // OXFORD

    BIB PICK UP
    Saturday, April 13 : 12-2pm
    soundRUNNER Glastonbury

    All race participants receive 20% off of their purchase when they pick up their race packet during soundRUNNER bib pick up. Offer only valid for the duration of bib pick up.


    Help raise funds in remembrance of Otto “O-Bomb” Funderburk, and help cancer research!

    Once you arrive at the brewery, there will be plenty of parking and space to stretch out before taking a brief path through the woods to the race start. The race is along the Larkin State Park trail. It is a very smooth, packed dirt and cinder path, much like a Rail Trail.

    After the race, enjoy a free beer, along with a selection of delicious LOCAL food trucks!

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  • CHESHIRE HALF MARATHON & 5K // 4.28.2019 // CHESHIRE

    The 8th annual Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races returns to Cheshire, CT & the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail on April 28! Races include half marathon, relay, 5K & Kids Fun Run. Proceeds benefit a number of local charities including Abilities Without Boundaries, Cheshire Lions and Best Buddies Connecticut.

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  • MAY

  • BURLINGTON TO COLLINSVILLE CLASSIC 10K // 5.5.2019 // BURLINGTON

    #CollinsvilleClassic10K. A scenic riverside 10K from Burlington to Collinsville takes runners through the multi-use trail along the Farmington River. The course is flat, shaded and filled with incredible views of the sparkling river. Race finish is in downtown Collinsville, a quaint area with restaurants and shops to enjoy post-race.

    All finishers earn a custom short sleeve tech shirt and event medal. After the finish, enjoy delicious chili and cornbread made fresh from Lisa’s Crown & Hammer.

    The Burlington to Collinsville Classic is the first in the three-race CT Triple challenge, taking runners across picturesque communities in CT as they progress from 10K to half marathon to the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon in October. Participants in the challenge who register in advance also earn a commemorative medal. DETAILS

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  • MYSTIC HALF MARATHON & 10K // 5.19.2019 // MYSTIC

    BIB PICK UP
    TBA
    soundRUNNER Glastonbury

    All race participants receive 20% off of their purchase when they pick up their race packet during soundRUNNER bib pick up. Offer only valid for the duration of bib pick up.


    #MysticHalf. Like Mystic itself, this event is a true New England classic. Enjoy the beauty of the Connecticut coast with the Mystic Half Marathon & 10K. Experience 13.1 miles past historic ships, through charming downtown and along the scenic shoreline. Enjoy a spectacular fan-filled finish line in front of Mystic Aquarium.

    Race festivities and award ceremony take place in Olde Mistick Village, where a ¼ mile and ½ mile HMF FitKids race also steps off.

    All participants receive an event tech shirt, custom designed finisher medal and delicious post-race food.

    The Mystic Half Marathon is the first in the 3-race TriState Half Challenge! DETAILS

    The Mystic 10K is the second event in the 3-race Progressive Challenge that starts in April at the Middletown 3.5 Mile and ends in October at the Eversource Hartford Half Marathon! Get training support and an earn an extra medal! DETAILS

    HMF is proud to name the Rotary Club of Mystic as the charity partner of the Mystic Half Marathon & 10K. MORE

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  • JUNE

  • UCONN HEALTH HALF, 10K & 5K // 6.2.2019 // SIMSBURY

    #IronHorse. Choose 5K, 10K or half marathon and enjoy picturesque courses along the Farmington River and local farmlands. The scenic two-loop half marathon course begins and ends in the center of Simsbury, a charming town center loaded with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants.

    Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids ¼ mile, ½ mile or one mile races. Playground access and activities are available for kids through the morning.

    All participants receive custom short sleeve tech shirts and race finisher medals.

    The Iron Horse Half Marathon is the second race in the CT Triple challenge, taking runners across picturesque communities in CT as they progress from 10K to half marathon to the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon in October. DETAILS

    A longtime favorite race, the Iron Horse Half was once selected to Bart Yasso’s Favorites Picks in Runner’s World and profiled in Cool Running.

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  • SUMMER SOLSTICE TRAIL RUN // 6.16.2019 // HEBRON

    #runHMF. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a beautiful early morning trail run in Gay City State Park. Choose a 5.5 or 3.3 mile run through the park and surrounding forests.

    All finishers earn custom running socks and delicious post-race food.

    NEW in 2019! The Hartford Marathon Foundation is proud to announce that the Summer Solstice Trail Run 3.3 Mile and 5.5 Mile will be a part of the CT Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series.

    The Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series is a sequence of races in Connecticut that are run entirely or on part on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails (BBHT). The BBHT are maintained by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA). DETAILS

    Gay City State Park is the remnants of an 18th century abandoned mill town in Hebron, located on Route 85 near the border of Bolton. Participants will pass the remains of the old paper mill, cross over the Blackledge River and view many traditional old stone walls in the deep woods. Trails are well maintained but expect some rocks and roots along the way.

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  • RIVERFRONT SCRAMBLE #1 // 6.27.2018 // HARTFORD

    #RiverfrontScramble. Enjoy fun runs, cold beer and a hot party on the river in the Thursday evening race series that kicks off summer weekends! With three different courses and a new theme each month, Riverfront Scrambles provide a happy hour run for all abilities. Rally the work crew or unwind with friends, the Riverfront Scrambles offer a fun alternative post-work get-together that inspire everyone to get moving.

    Get festive with 2019 race themes – it’s the holiday season all summer long!

    June – Halloween
    July – Christmas in July
    August – Half-way to St. Paddy’s Day

    Ice cold Harpoon beer and delicious food for all participants at each event. Participants in June earn drawstring bags, in July you’ll get custom socks and in August some festive Irish-inspired swag.

    Festivus Scramble Series
    Go for the big bling! The newly designed Festivus Scramble Series medal will be awarded to participants who register in advance and race all three Riverfront Scramble events.  DETAILS

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  • JULY

  • RED DRESS RUN FOR WOMEN // 7.13.2019 // WEST HARTFORD

    #runHMF. This beloved women’s 5K welcomes all ages and abilities, encouraging participants to achieve their goals and celebrate fitness.

    The 3.1 mile race starts and finishes in the beautiful Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, offering gorgeous views in a friendly environment. Grab your girlfriends and race as a group, form a mother-daughter duo or go solo and meet new friends along the way! HMF FitKids timed one-mile race also available for kids ages 2-11.

    All participants receive a custom race hat and a post-race party in the park. Enjoy music, fresh food, festive awards and vendors offering goods and information for women interested in health and fitness.

    The Red Dress Run is part of the NEW Girl Squad Challenge. DETAILS

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  • RIVERFRONT SCRAMBLE #2 // 7.25.2019 // HARTFORD

    #RiverfrontScramble. Enjoy fun runs, cold beer and a hot party on the river in the Thursday evening race series that kicks off summer weekends! With three different courses and a new theme each month, Riverfront Scrambles provide a happy hour run for all abilities. Rally the work crew or unwind with friends, the Riverfront Scrambles offer a fun alternative post-work get-together that inspire everyone to get moving.

    Get festive with 2019 race themes – it’s the holiday season all summer long!

    June – Halloween
    July – Christmas in July
    August – Half-way to St. Paddy’s Day

    Ice cold Harpoon beer and delicious food for all participants at each event. Participants in June earn drawstring bags, in July you’ll get custom socks and in August some festive Irish-inspired swag.

    Festivus Scramble Series
    Go for the big bling! The newly designed Festivus Scramble Series medal will be awarded to participants who register in advance and race all three Riverfront Scramble events.  DETAILS

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  • AUGUST

  • RIVERFRONT SCRAMBLE #3 // 8.22.2019 // HARTFORD

    #RiverfrontScramble. Enjoy fun runs, cold beer and a hot party on the river in the Thursday evening race series that kicks off summer weekends! With three different courses and a new theme each month, Riverfront Scrambles provide a happy hour run for all abilities. Rally the work crew or unwind with friends, the Riverfront Scrambles offer a fun alternative post-work get-together that inspire everyone to get moving.

    Get festive with 2019 race themes – it’s the holiday season all summer long!

    June – Halloween
    July – Christmas in July
    August – Half-way to St. Paddy’s Day

    Ice cold Harpoon beer and delicious food for all participants at each event. Participants in June earn drawstring bags, in July you’ll get custom socks and in August some festive Irish-inspired swag.

    Festivus Scramble Series
    Go for the big bling! The newly designed Festivus Scramble Series medal will be awarded to participants who register in advance and race all three Riverfront Scramble events.  DETAILS

    REGISTER NOW!
  • OLD WETHERSFIELD 5K & 10K // 8.25.2019 // WETHERSFIELD

    BIB PICK UP
    TBA
    soundRUNNER Glastonbury

    All race participants receive 20% off of their purchase when they pick up their race packet during soundRUNNER bib pick up. Offer only valid for the duration of bib pick up.


    #OldWethersfield5K, #OldWethersfield10K. Run along historic, quaint streets of Old Wethersfield. Both the single-loop 5K course and the double-loop 10K course are USAT&F certified and finish along the scenic Wethersfield Cove on an unpaved trail.

    All participants receive a custom water bottle, an awesome finisher’s medal and delicious post-race food.

    Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids ¼ mile, ½ mile or one mile races.

    Old Wethersfield 10K is the final event in HMF’s three-race 10K Challenge- register in advance to earn extra big bling. DETAILS

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  • SEPTEMBER

  • WOMEN'S TRIATHLON // 9.7.2019 // FARMINGTON

    #HMFevents. The Women’s Triathlon is a sprint distance tri catering to women of all abilities and ages in a friendly, non-intimidating environment. Participants will swim 1/2 mile in Dunning Lake at Winding Trails, then cycle 12 miles through the quiet roads of Farmington and Avon and finish with a flat 5K run on the shaded, wide dirt trails in Winding Trails.

    All participants receive a short sleeve tech shirt, an awesome finisher’s medal and delicious post-race food.

    If you’ve never participated in a triathlon, the Women’s Triathlon is for you. Come along and experience a supportive and friendly environment for beginners and competition for the experienced triathletes.

    The Women’s Tri is part of the NEW Girl Squad Challenge. DETAILS

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  • SURFTOWN HALF & 5K // 9.8.2019 // WESTERLY, RI

    BIB PICK UP
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    soundRUNNER Glastonbury

    All race participants receive 20% off of their purchase when they pick up their race packet during soundRUNNER bib pick up. Offer only valid for the duration of bib pick up.


    #SurftownHalf. Running along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI, the Surftown Half Marathon is a spectacular beach race featuring stunning views! Fast and flat, the 13.1 mile half marathon is a great destination race with live entertainment on the course, pace teams and a well-marked route with timing clocks, fluid stations and support on the course.

    The 2-person relay gives runners a chance to experience the beach party at the Surftown Half with a buddy! Relay participants exchange at the half-way mark.

    The 5K race offers a 3.1 mile beach run to remember! The fast course runs through the Misquamicut beach community.

    All participants get a custom short sleeve tech shirt, a funky beach-themed finisher’s medal and a post-race party right by the shore. Enjoy sports massage, a variety of fresh food options and awards ceremony post-race.

    The Surftown Half Marathon is the second in the 3-race TriState Half Challenge! DETAILS

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  • OCTOBER

  • EVERSOURCE HARTFORD MARATHON & HALF // 10.12.2019 // HARTFORD

    #RunHartford. The biggest race day in Connecticut offers Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K, welcoming participants of all ages and abilities to join this annual celebration of community, charity, health and fitness. There’s a distance for everyone and a positive experience awaiting. Join runners, families, charities and volunteers to come together in the capitol city for a truly unique and inspiring event.

    Enjoy a top-notch marathon experience, from expo to post-race party: A plethora of resources and expertise. High-energy crowds. Pomp and circumstance filling the streets. Thorough marathon and half marathon course amenities, including fuel, pacers, security and medical services. Festive celebration in Bushnell Park with beer, a menu of food choices and live music. Special swag to support big-time bragging rights.

    The Marathon is the final event in the three-race CT Triple challenge, taking runners across picturesque communities in CT as they progress from 10K to half marathon to the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon in October. Participants in the challenge who register in advance also earn a commemorative medal. DETAILS

    The Half Marathon is the final race in the 2019 Progressive Challenge. DETAILS

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  • DECEMBER

  • BLUE BACK MITTEN RUN // 12.8.2019 // WEST HARTFORD

    #MittenRun. This festive family holiday tradition welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the season as a community. The 5K winds through West Hartford neighborhoods, lined with homes decorated for the holidays and festive shop windows. Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids run- a ½ mile or one mile dash to Blue Back Square.

    All participants receive a warm knit beanie. High-fives from Santa, gourmet hot chocolate and holiday cookies await finishers for post-race merriment in Blue Back Square.

    Please help support neighbors in need to stay warm this winter – donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats are being collected for The Town That Cares Fund, a program of the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services.

    HO HO HOliday Series! Celebrate the season by running all three holiday-themed races: Norwich Winterfest, Blue Back Mitten Run and Run for a Claus. Register early for all 3 events to guarantee commemorative HO HO HOliday Series swag. DETAILS

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