5K

DESCRIPTION

Hartford 5K runners starts at the corner of Buckingham and Washington Streets (south of the State Capitol), then head to Park Street where the neighborhood welcomes runners with cheering spectators and Latino music. Head back to Bushnell Park for a grand finish under the Memorial Arch.
All 5K course markings and signage are RED.

Event Records:
Male: 14:51 – set by Dan Vassallo in 2016
Female: 16:47 – set by Amy Nedeau, in 2003

COURSE LIMITS

The 5K course limit is 1 hour. To finish within these time limits, runners must maintain a pace of approximately 20 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 1 hour.

COURSE SUPPORT

  • ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing and Results. More…
  • Mile markers at every mile; clocks at mile 1 and 2
  • Fluids (water and Gatorade lemon-lime endurance formula) at mile 1.5
  • Entertainment, toilets, medical support
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. More...

DIVISIONS AND AWARDS

Commemorative awards (based on “net” time) to top 3 male/females in following divisions:

  • Age groups: 9 & under, 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale/Athena
  • Physically Challenged
  • Push-rim wheelchair (no awards in the hand-crank division)
  • Visually Impaired/Blind Runners division

No “double-dipping” in awards.

Prize Money to the top finishers. More…

Monetary awards are based on official “gun” time – the time elapsed from the official start signal to each runners’ B-Tag recording at the finish.

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

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