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Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

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Find more information at the Event Website

When and Where
Event Date:
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Event Location:
Hartford, Connecticut
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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. #RunHartford

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

Learn about extra perks, registration requirements and deadlines, packet pick-up options, swag, start seeding and all you need to know in the “Runners” tab.

Get details on race courses with maps, video and details in the “Races” tab.

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

Event details and schedule

HMF Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup, XL Center

Thurs, Oct 10: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Oct 11: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Registration and packet pick-up remains open until 9pm on Friday
Click here for more details.

Race Day, Bushnell Park

Race Start Times
8:00 AM (Wheelchair start: 7:55 AM): Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay – Capitol Avenue & Washington Street
8:00 AM: 5K – Buckingham Street & Washington Street
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM: Bushnell Park activities – Vendors, Food Tent, Beer Garden
9:30 AM: Kids K & Mascot Invitational – Elm Street & Pulaski Circle at Bushnell Park

Finish Line Expo & Post-Race Festivities
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Bushnell Park
Click here for more details and a list of expo vendors.

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