NEW ENGLAND'S FINEST & ELITES

DETAILS

Two elite programs are available for athletes of the 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.
  • 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

NEW ENGLAND’S FINEST

logo_ne_runnerElite runners from New England or New York (determined by the state in which runners are registered to vote) can be recognized by the Hartford Marathon Foundation and New England Runner magazine as New England’s Finest runners and provided with these program benefits:

  • Complimentary race entry for athlete and one traveling companion
  • Additional prize money above standard awards. New England’s Finest bonus money corresponds to the finishing place of program participants. Details…
  • One room hotel accommodations for one night (Friday, October 13th). Please note, athletes living within 40 miles of Hartford are not eligible for hotel accommodations
  • Mileage reimbursement (not to exceed $150)
  • New England’s Finest technical apparel
  • Personalized race bib
  • New England’s Finest runner bios and photos in a special supplement in the September 2017 edition of New England Runner magazine.
  • Special assistance from Elite Athlete committee, including fluid placement on course, pre-race course review, escort to race start
  • Access to Elite Athlete Hospitality Suite in the host hotel
  • Access to the Elite Athlete Tent at race start/finish (massage, refreshments, facilities)

To apply, athletes must submit a completed Elite Runner Questionnaire and a running resume/biography to the HMF Elite Coordinator by July 23, 2017. Race registration will be online for all NEF athletes after acceptance into the program.

ELITES

Elite runners from outside New England or New York that have reached the standards above, can still receive complimentary entry into the event. Athletes must submit a completed Elite Runner Questionnaire and a running resume/biography to the HMF Elite Coordinator by August 1, 2017 to be considered for elite athlete status and to receive elite athlete benefits. Please be advised, the event only has a limited number of elite entries available.

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…