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 Amy Frey at with questions.


Ready for a new challenge? Join us as we train for the Old Wethersfield 10K on August 24. 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, June 24 in West Hartford.  Sign up here…


Join us as we train for the Old Wethersfield 5K on August 24. 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, June 24 at 9 am in West Hartford. Sign up here…


This training program is targeted for those who want to run the Eversource Hartford Half Marathon on October 14, though your coaches can help tailor your training plan if you have another half in mind. Training begins on Saturday, July 22 at 8 am in West Hartford. Sign up here…


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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.

Want to conquer the Eversource Hartford Marathon but need a little extra motivation? Fleet Feet has a training program that includes a proven training plan, a technical t-shirt, coached weekend long runs, weekly fun runs and coached track workouts, discounts on shoes, apparel, accessories and nutrition at Fleet Feet, informative talks given by doctors and nutritionists, weekly emails from your certified coaches and a group of new friends to train with!

The 17-week group training program for the Eversource Hartford Marathon begins Saturday, July 1 at 6:30 am or Sunday, July 2 at 8 am. Register here.


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: