HMF TRAINING

GLASTONBURY TRAINING MEET UPS

NEW! Drop-in training meet-ups are perfect to provide support for those not able to commit to formal programs. Water, course direction, pace leaders and guidance are provided – great for new runners as well as those looking for group motivation with coaching assistance.

The informal training group is led by Fleet Feet Sports and available exclusively for runners preparing for Hartford Marathon Foundation events. Details:

  • 8:00 am Saturday weekly meet-up (no RSVP)
  • Dog Park in Glastonbury (Riverfront Park on 200 Welles Street)
  • Drop-in fee is $5 (10-week passes available for $40)

Attend 8 drop-in meet-ups and earn a shirt, discounts at Fleet Feet Sports and a $5 discount on one of the HMF goal races:

Email natalie@fleetfeethartford.com with questions.

NO BOUNDARIES INTERMEDIATE 10K

Ready for a new challenge? Join us as we train for the Amica Iron Horse 10K on June 4. This 10-week program is great for any runner who has recently completed at least a 5K – but is also good for those who can already run a 10K but want to get faster (and run more comfortably). First run is Saturday, April 1 in West Hartford.  Sign up here…

NO BOUNDARIES 5K

Join us as we train for the Iron Horse 5K on June 4. This program offers two options. The first is the “couch to 5K” run/walk program. And, this program also works for those who have recently completed a 5k and want to keep going and eliminate run/walk intervals and build endurance. No Boundaries coaches will still be with you every step of the way! First run is Saturday, April 1 in West Hartford. Sign up here…

HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM

This training program is targeted for those who want to run the Iron Horse Half Marathon, though your coaches can help tailor your training plan if you have another half in mind. Training begins on Saturday, March 18 West Hartford. Sign up here…

TRAIL RUNNING

Join soundRUNNER for “Trails N’ Ales” training sessions to preview the 5.5 mile loop of the Summer Solstice Trail Run. Trail running shoe demos will also be provided by On Running and Altra Zero Drop. All training sessions start at 6:30 pm from Gay City State Park in Hebron, event is free but RSVP is required – sign up here.

Dates:

  • May 23
  • May 30
  • June 6
  • June 13

TIP TIME

Get regular updates from the experts at soundRUNNER and Fleet Feet West Hartford to help find the right apparel, accessories and services to support training goals.

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EVERSOURCE HARTFORD MARATHON

Take on the Connecticut Double – run the Mystic Half Marathon on May 21 to kick-start training for the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 14. Week-by-week training guide provided with optional online support group, drop-in training meet-ups and more (including an extra big finisher medal!). Register here.

Also – the 17-week group training program for the Eversource Hartford Marathon begins in July, check back for details!

INDIVIDUAL COACHING

Looking for one-on-one coaching or individualized training plans? Certified coaches can provide custom plans and attention to meet each runner’s unique needs and goals. Contact HMF recommended coaches to learn more about their services:

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