RACE WEEK

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

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ROAD CLOSURES

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Breaking2 at Spotlight Theatres, 39 Front Street, Hartford, CT

Sunday, October 8: 4:00 PM – National Geographic’s groundbreaking movie Breaking2 follows three of the world’s most elite distance runners as they set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Buy tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Total Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup, XL Center

Thurs, Oct 12: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Oct 13: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Registration and packet pick-up remains open until 9pm on Friday
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Race Day, Bushnell Park

Gear Check
6:00 AM: Bushnell Memorial Hall, Capitol Avenue

Pace Leaders
7:30 AM: If you want to join a pace group in the half marathon or marathon, meet up with the pace leaders right outside the Bushnell Memorial Hall (where gear check is located). Look for the tall PACE GROUP signs.

Race Start Times
Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay: 8:00 AM (Wheelchair start: 7:55 AM) – Capitol Avenue & Washington Street
5K: 8:00 AM – Buckingham Street & Washington Street
Kids K & Mascot Invitational: 9:30 AM – Elm Street & Pulaski Circle at Bushnell Park

Relay Buses
8:20 AM: Relay buses depart Fishman Plaza

Finish Line Expo & Post-Race Festivities
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Bushnell Park
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Post-Race Recovery Day

Sunday, Oct 15
9:00 – 10:00 AM Recovery Run / Walk – soundRUNNER Glastonbury (63 Hebron Avenue)
Join a group shake-out recovery run and walk. Pace will be easy for 3.1 miles to encourage a light return to activity post-race. Coffee and bagels after the run.

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Live Q&A with Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute physician team
Submit race recovery medical questions via email to runhmfsocial@gmail.com or to the HMF Facebook page anytime Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Watch for answers to post live on Facebook starting at 10:30 am. Recap Q&A also available on the HMF blog at hartfordmarathon.blogspot.com late Sunday.

RESTAURANT DEALS

Whether looking to carb load on Friday or planning a celebratory dinner for Saturday, runners have lots of local options and special deals available through race weekend. Support local! Click here for details.

PERKS

Free Showers
YMCA Downtown is offering free showers on race day from 9am to 1pm. Must show bib, ID and bring a towel.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

There will be over 35 bands along the course with live, heart-thumping music to keep you moving. Click here for details.

Cheer Zone at Munchkin Mile 9 on the Half Marathon course in Elizabeth Park.

BUSHNELL PARK

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START AREA MAP

Click here to view a race day map of the start area.