Two elite programs are available for Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • New England’s Finest (NEF) recognizes talented runners from New England/New York and provides exclusive prize money, travel, accommodations and activities throughout the weekend. More…
  • Eversource Hartford Marathon Elite Program is available for runners who live outside New England/New York. To apply, runners must achieve the following finish times between October 2015 and July 2017.

Marathon: Men 2:25, Women 2:50
Half Marathon: Men 1:10, Women 1:20

Athletes must submit a completed elite questionnaire and a resume/biography to the Eversource Hartford Marathon Elite Athlete Coordinator by August 1, 2017 to be considered for elite athlete status and to receive elite athlete benefits.

Athletes will be notified in mid-August if they have been accepted into the Elite Program. Elite athletes in the marathon or half marathon are provided with complimentary entry. No travel assistance or accommodations are provided.


Federal Income Tax Withholding on Prize Money

  • To avoid a 30% tax on your prize money, US and Resident Foreign Athletes must possess a Social Security # and submit a copy of his/her Social Security Card.
  • Non-Resident Athletes are subject to a 30% Federal Income Tax withholding
  • For more information on USA Track & Field and on Non-Resident Tax Withholding, please contact the national USATF office at 317.261.0500

The Eversource Hartford Marathon also has a Seeded Entrant option for qualified runners. More…