Eversource Hartford Marathon

210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Running > 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Relay

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Event Description

#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 Eversource Hartford Marathon showcases the revitalized riverfronts of Hartford and East Hartford with breathtaking views of the Connecticut River and classic New England charm of Old Main Street, South Windsor.

Event Records:

Male: 2:15:35 – set by Abiyot Endale in 2012
Female: 2:33.26 – set by Ramilia Burangulova in 2003
Masters Male: 2:23:52 – set by Wieslaw Perszke in 2003
Masters Female: 2:33.26 – set by Ramilia Burangulova in 2003


Marathon course limit is 6 hours. To finish within these time limits, runners must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 6 hours.


This event is timed by Granite State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.


Top 5 Overall Male and Female
Top 3 Master’s Male and Female
Male Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
Female Age Group – 16-19, and 5-year age groups from 20-80+
Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
Athena (women 150+lbs.)
Physically Challenged
Push-rim wheelchair (no awards in the hand-crank division)
Visually Impaired/Blind Runners division


ChronoTrack B-Tag timing and results.

Mile markers at every mile; clocks at several mile mark

Timing tracking mats at Start, 10K, Mile 13.1, Mile 17, Mile 20, Mile 25.1.

Fluids (water and nuun performance: electrolytes & carbohydrates, orange mango flavor.)

Mile 2.5
Mile 3.6
Mile 4.8
Mile 6.3
Mile 8.5
Mile 9.4
Mile 10.1
Mile 12.5
Mile 13.6
Mile 14.6
Mile 16.4
Mile 17.6
Mile 19.5
Mile 20.5
Mile 22
Mile 23.7
Mile 24.4
Mile 25.1

GU Energy Gel

Mile 8.5
Mile 13.6
Mile 20.5

Candy Stand: If your energy is flagging, you’ll find a burst of tasty treats and motivations waiting for you with an assortment of candy, sugary delights, and flat soda!

Mile 22

Entertainment, toilets, medical support along the entire route.

Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. 

Injured runners - injured runners will be transported either to the Medical Unit at the finish line or Hartford Hospital (emergency phone: 860-545- 5000). All runners are asked to help by reporting injuries or downed runners to fluid station personnel or route monitors along the course.

Drop out runners - runners unable to finish the race may stop at any fluid station along the course for assistance. Sweep vans pick up runners when possible and drop them off at the finish area. If you drop out of the race, remove your B-Tag and dispose of it before crossing the finish line.


Commemorative Awards to the Top 5 Overall and Top 3 in Each Division
Prize Money to the top finishers.
Separate Prize Money awarded to top New England’s Finest finishers.
Monetary awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time.

No “double-dipping”.


Marathon finishers can use “net” time for qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Net time starts as runners leave the start line and B-Tag is noted, so this time shows actual time on the course. Results are automatically sent to the B.A.A. from the Hartford Marathon Foundation.


No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles. No dogs. No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged.

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