FIND A RACE ON THE SHORELINE OF CT!

  • MARCH

  • THE COURTHOUSE O'PUTNAM 5K & WEE MILE // 3.10.2019 // PUTNAM

    #OPutnam. Take a drive to the northeast corner of Connecticut for a fun 5K that starts and finishes in picturesque downtown Putnam. The loop course along the Quinebaug River finishes in front of the Courthouse Bar & Grille, where the post-race party tops off the Irish celebration. Costumes definitely encouraged!

    Bring your little leprechauns for the Wee Mile, a ¼ or ½ mile race for kids ages 2-11.

    All participants receive a custom finisher’s medal, an Irish inspired hoo-rag, an ice cold beer (21+ with valid ID) and a hot corned beef sandwich on a pretzel bun, handmade on site at Courthouse Bar & Grille.

    Putnam is a jewel of New England antique shopping destinations. Plan to spend race afternoon exploring all of the unique nooks and crannies with great eateries and shops throughout the town.

    Take on the Lucky Challenge- run all 4 O’races across Connecticut and earn the big bling! DETAILS

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  • SHAMROCK RUN // 03.16.2019 // OLD SAYBROOK

    The 3.1 mile flat racecourse travels along the beautiful scenic view of historical Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and sweeps along the Connecticut River and marshes throughout the scenic North Cove Road area. The race starts and finishes at the site of the original Fort Saybrook on the corner of Bridge and College Street. First 150 registrants get a t-shirt.

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  • O'NIANTIC 5K & WEE MILE // 3.16.2019 // HARTFORD

    #ONiantic. No blarney, this is a fast and flat 5K! Get in your favorite green gear for a St. Paddy’s themed race that starts and finishes in front of Niantic Bay Bicycles. Run by the quiet, off-season cottages in the Pine Grove community of Niantic, then celebrate your finish with a post-race party at Smarty’s Restaurant & Pub.

    Bring your little leprechauns for the Wee Mile, a 100 yards, ½ mile or one mile race for kids ages 2-11.

    All participants receive a custom finisher’s medal, an o’swanky pair of texting gloves, an ice cold beer (21+ with valid ID) and delicious chili, made fresh at Smarty’s Restaurant & Pub.

    Niantic is one of HMF’s favorite shoreline spots, offering beautiful views of Long Island Sound, various restaurants and pubs, and locally owned stores and antique shops.

    Take on the Lucky Challenge- run all 4 O’races across Connecticut and earn the big bling! DETAILS

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  • APRIL

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • BRANFORD ROAD RACE // 6.16.2019 // BRANFORD

    BIB PICK UP
    Friday, June 14 : 10am-6pm
    Saturday, June 15 : 10am-6pm
    soundRUNNER Branford

    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.


    Be a part of our Father’s Day tradition in Branford! One of the country’s largest 5 Mile races highlights Branford’s quaint downtown and shoreline districts. Event also includes a 2 Mile Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Proceeds benefit Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s, Camp Rising Sun and Notre Dame High School.

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  • JULY

  • SEA LEGS SHUFFLE 10MI & 5K // 7.28.2019 // GUILFORD

    BIB PICK UP
    Friday, July 26 : 2pm-6pm
    Saturday, July 27 : 10am-4pm
    soundRUNNER Branford

    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.


    The annual 10 Mile, 5K & Kids Fun Run returns to the scenic Guilford shoreline this summer! Courses travel through historic Downtown Guilford and Sachem’s Head. Proceeds benefit the Guilford Center for Children.

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  • AUGUST

  • NIANTIC BAY TRIATHLON // 8.11.2019 // NIANTIC

    #NianticBayTri. A flat, sprint distance race throughout scenic shoreline communities of Niantic and East Lyme, the Niantic Bay Triathlon is a great race for beginner or experienced triathletes.

    Swim a 1/2 mile in the calm of Niantic Bay without waves or strong currents. Bike a 12-mile loop through East Lyme with water views and long straightaways along flat, shaded roads. Run 3.2 miles along the oceanfront area lined with cheering spectators before a spectacular beach finish.

    Triathlon relay teams of two or three athletes are welcome. Niantic Bay Triathlon also offers an Aquabike race option.

    All participants receive a custom short sleeve tech shirt, an awesome finisher’s medal and a post-race beach party. Take a refreshing dip in the bay and then enjoy fresh fruit, delicious freshly baked bread with spreads, yogurt, seasonal specialties and a visit to our own ice cream truck.

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  • SEPTEMBER

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

    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.


    #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

  • AEGIS WEALTH PARTNERS VINEYARD HALF & 5K // 10.6.2019 // CLINTON

    BIB PICK UP
    Saturday, October 5 : 10am-4pm
    soundRUNNER Old Saybrook

    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.


    Who doesn’t love wine and running? Enjoy Fall running in New England at one of the CT’s most beautiful wineries, Chamard Vineyards! The event includes a half marathon & 10K through the rural back roads of Clinton, CT. Unwind with a glass of wine and to-go lunch! Proceeds benefit Clinton’s Families Helping Families.

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  • DECEMBER

  • RUN FOR A CLAUS // 12.15.2019 // NEW LONDON

    #runHMF. Join hundreds of fellow Santas on this festive holiday race through the historic district of New London. Celebrate the holidays with the fast 2.5 miler that starts and finishes on Bank Street and loops around historic Fort Trumbull State Park. Bring Santa’s little helpers for the HMF FitKids Run- a ½ mile race for kids ages 2-11.

    Entry includes a complete Santa suit along with a merry post-race party at Hot Rod Cafe including a free beer (over 21) or beverage. Get your Santa on in style! Decorate, embellish, bedazzle or jolly-up your Santa suit – awards will be provided for the most festive adult and child costume.

    A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Covenant Shelter of New London, an emergency shelter for families in need. Please also consider a donation of paper goods (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper etc.) to help with urgent needs of the shelter.

    HO HO HOliday Series! Celebrate the season by running all three HMF 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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