HALF MARATHON

DESCRIPTION

The Eversource Hartford Half Marathon showcases vibrant neighborhoods of Hartford and West Hartford through beautiful Elizabeth Park before heading back downtown and through the iconic Memorial Arch. Cheering spectators line the entire route!

Event Records:
Male: 1:03:37 – set by Benedict Ako in 1999
Female: 1:11:18 – set by Kim Smith in 2011

COURSE LIMITS

Half Marathon course limit is 3 hours. To finish within these time limits, runners must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 3 hours. More…

COURSE SUPPORT

  • ChronoTrack B-Tag timing and results. More…
  • Mile markers at every mile; clocks at several mile marks
  • Timing tracking mats at Start, Mile 3.1, Mile 6.2, Mile 9.3. More…
  • Fluids (water and Gatorade lemon-lime endurance formula)
    • Mile 1.9
    • Mile 3.4
    • Mile 4.4
    • Mile 5.7
    • Mile 6.9
    • Mile 8.2
    • Mile 9.1
    • Mile 11.1
  • GU Energy Gel
    • Mile 6.9
  • Entertainment, toilets, medical support along the entire route
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. More...
  • Injured runners - injured runners will be transported either to the Medical Unit at the finish line or Hartford Hospital (emergency phone: 860-545- 5000). All runners are asked to help by reporting injuries or downed runners to fluid station personnel or route monitors along the course.
  • Drop out runners - runners unable to finish the race may stop at any fluid station along the course for assistance. Sweep vans pick up runners when possible and drop them off at the finish area. If you drop out of the race, remove your B-Tag and dispose of it before crossing the finish line.

PACE TEAMS

Pace leaders are a free service available to help athletes achieve goal times. More…

DIVISIONS AND AWARDS

Prize Money to the top finishers. More…

Monetary awards are based on official “gun” time – the time elapsed from the official start signal to each runners’ B-Tag recording at the finish.

Commemorative awards (based on “net” time) to top 3 male/females in following divisions:

  • Age groups: 12-14, 5-year age groups from 15-80+
  • Clydesdale/Athena
  • Physically Challenged
  • Push-rim wheelchair (no awards in hand-crank division)
  • Visually Impaired/Blind Runners division

No “double-dipping” in awards.

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No strollers, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles. No dogs. No unregistered runners. We discourage the use of headphones.

ENTERTAINMENT

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