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  • MARCH

  • *CANCELLED* // O'SHENANIGANS 5K // SOUTHINGTON // 3.14

    The first of four St. Patrick’s Day themed O’races starts and finishes outside Kinsmen Brewing Company, just steps from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. A fast 3.1 mile course through rural roads in Southington and Cheshire brings runners back to the festivities at the brewery and taproom. This party of a road race is not to be missed – costumes always encouraged!

    All participants receive a St. Paddy’s themed knit beanie hat, high quality and warm with an Irish inspired design. Plus, enjoy a complimentary race photo to keep and share the race memory forever. Participants 21+ (with ID) also enjoy an ice cold craft beer from Kinsmen Brewing and everyone re-fuels with fresh hot pizza from Sauced at Kinsmen, fruit and granola.

    HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: Take on the Lucky Challenge – run all 4 O’race 5Ks across Connecticut and earn the big bling! Start in Southington at O’Shenanigans, then run the Courthouse O’Putnam, O’Niantic and O’Hartford. DETAILS

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

    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 Bread for Life in Southington.

    Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

    #OShenanigans – Share race moments with us and visit the Facebook Event page for updates and connect with other participants

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  • *CANCELLED* // COURTHOUSE O'PUTNAM 5K // PUTNAM // 3.15

    Run the northeast corner of Connecticut in 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!

    All participants receive swanky Irish green sunglasses and a complimentary photo to commemorate and share the memory of a great race. After the finish, enjoy a hot corned beef sandwich on a pretzel bun from the Courthouse Bar & Grille. Participants 21+ (with ID) also receive a complimentary ice cold beer.

    HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: Take on the Lucky Challenge – run all 4 O’race 5Ks across Connecticut and earn the big bling! Start in Southington at O’Shenanigans, then run the Courthouse O’Putnam, O’Niantic and O’Hartford. DETAILS

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

    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 Putnam’s IHSP-Daily Bread Food Pantry, a small food distribution program which helps feed over 250 local families/individuals each month.

    Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

    #OPutnam – Share race moments with us and visit the Facebook Event page for updates and connect with other participants.

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  • *CANCELLED* // O'NIANTIC 5K // NIANTIC // 3.21

    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.

    All participants receive cozy Irish argyle socks and a complimentary photo to commemorate a great race. After the finish, everyone enjoys hot chili from Smarty’s Restaurant & Pub and participants 21+ (with ID) get an ice cold beer.

    HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: Take on the Lucky Challenge – run all 4 O’race 5Ks across Connecticut and earn the big bling! Start in Southington at O’Shenanigans, then run the Courthouse O’Putnam, O’Niantic and O’Hartford. DETAILS

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

    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 the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, which
    serves the needy in New London county.

    Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

    #ONiantic – Share race moments with us and visit the Facebook Event page for updates and connect with other participants.

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  • *CANCELLED* // O'HARTFORD 5K // HARTFORD // 3.22

    The annual O’Hartford road race and Wee Mile o’fficially caps off the four race St. Patrick’s Day series. The 3.1 mile course will see a few changes with some exciting updates in the works for the post-race party! Expect more details later in January.

    All participants will receive a green and blue soccer scarf designed in collaboration with Hartford Athletic. Plus, get a complimentary photo to commemorate this annual St. Paddy’s party and share the memory. After the race, participants 21+ (with ID) will get an ice cold beer and everyone enjoys some fresh food to re-fuel.

    HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: Take on the Lucky Challenge – run all 4 O’race 5Ks across Connecticut and earn the big bling! Start in Southington at O’Shenanigans, then run the Courthouse O’Putnam, O’Niantic and O’Hartford. DETAILS

    HMF FitKids: Bring your little leprechauns for Katy’s Wee Mile, a ¼ mile, ½ mile or one-mile race for kids ages 2-11. Held in honor of dedicated Hartford teacher, HMF participant and volunteer Katy Guidone.

    Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of school supplies will be collected on race day for Noah Webster Magnet School in Hartford in honor of Katy Guidone, a dedicated teacher, HMF participant and volunteer who will forever be dearly missed at O’Hartford. Your donations will be collected at the HMF CAN tent located next to the Registration & Bib Pick-up tent.

    Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

    #OHartford – Share race moments with us and visit the Facebook Event page for updates and connect with other participants.

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  • APRIL

  • *CHANGED* // GREATER HARTFORD 1/4 MARATHON // WEST HARTFORD // 4.4

    The physical race has been cancelled, but they will be hosting a virtual run.


    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).

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  • HARVARD PILGRIM MIDDLETOWN 10 MILE & LEGENDS RUN/WALK // MIDDLETOWN // 4.5

    Enjoy Middletown’s country roads, Wesleyan University campus and a grand downtown finish on historic Main Street. The 10 mile race is a great early season distance to prep for half marathons in the spring and is a USATF-CT State Championship race.

    The Legends Run/Walk loops around Wesleyan in a course about 3.5 miles long that welcomes runners and walkers, accommodating all paces. Both races finish on Main Street, brimming with trendy restaurants and bars, an award-winning local chocolatier, a delectable cupcake bakery and much more.

    All finishers receive a high quality short sleeve technical shirt and flashy medal to show off at the post-race celebration, which features pizza from MONDO, chocolate milk and cookies.

    HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: The 10 mile race is the first event in the 2020 Spring Medley Challenge, a NEW offering that will earn participants a custom series tech training shirt. The Medley starts off with 10 miles in Middletown, then hits up the Burlington to Collinsville 10K in May and the challenge ends in June at the UConn Health Half Marathon. DETAILS

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

    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 Middletown’s Amazing Grace Food Pantry, which provides food to more than 1,000 low-income households each month.

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  • MAY

  • BURLINGTON TO COLLINSVILLE CLASSIC 10K // BURLINGTON // 5.3

    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 festivities.

    All participants receive a pair of high quality technical socks and a custom designed finisher medal to commemorate a great race. After the finish, enjoy delicious chili and cornbread made fresh from Lisa’s Crown & Hammer.

    HMF Sam Adams Challenge Series: The Burlington to Collinsville Classic is the second in the 2020 Spring Medley Challenge, a NEW offering of the HMF Challenge Series, presented by Samuel Adams, that will earn participants a series tech training shirt. The Medley starts in April with the Middletown 10 Mile and ends in June at the UConn Health Half Marathon. DETAILS

    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 the Canton Food Bank, which helps to supplement the food needs of Canton residents.

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