logo_ehm_team_262_relayAccomplish together what may be unreachable alone! Grab a group of friends, family or co-workers to form Team 26.2 and achieve greatness as a group. The Team 26.2 relay at the Eversource Hartford Marathon is a private party within the biggest race day bash in the capital city. Form a team of up to five members to tackle the distance together, then celebrate post-race in the Harpoon Beer Garden with live music, fresh eats and thousands of fellow finishers.

NEW! Live athlete tracking, free for relay members to keep up with each other on course. Exclusive Team 26.2 meeting area on Fishman Plaza at the base of the Travelers Tower. Enjoy live entertainment, exclusive bathroom facilities, convenient parking and catch shuttle buses to exchange zones.


The Team 26.2 Relay at the Eversource Hartford Marathon consists of five legs, ranging from 2.9 miles to 6.5 miles – a distance for everyone! The relay is run simultaneously with the Marathon on the same USATF certified race course.

  • Teams may have 2, 3, 4 or 5 members
  • Each member must run at least one complete leg
  • Any one member may run up to 4 consecutive legs
  • Marathon runners may be part of a relay team. Details…
  • Half marathoners may not participate in the Team Relay
  • The minimum age to compete on Team 26.2 is 12 years old

For detailed information about relay legs (runner distances, shuttle & exchange locations), click here.


Timing Device:
All team results and standings are based on “gun time”. This B-Tag is to be worn ONLY by the team member crossing the Finish Line (The B-Tag system is used with the timing device on the back of the bib.).

Live Athlete Tracking:
New! FREE live athlete tracking through RaceJoy allows Team 26.2 members to track teammates as they travel the course, and helps alert runners about exchange timing. This GPS tracking feature is only available for participants who download the app in advance and carry a mobile device. More…

Exchange Zones:
Only a “hand slap” is needed to transition from one Team 26.2 member to the next to keep things moving through Exchange Zones, there are no timing mats or clocks at the Relay Exchange Zones and no baton or bracelet to exchange.

There is no clothing storage at the exchange zones. Please bring a bag on the bus and have a relay member responsible for bringing bags back.

For full Relay details, click here.


There is a 6 hour course limit, team members must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 6 hours. More…


  • ChronoTrack B-Tag timing and results. More…
  • Mile markers at every mile; clocks at several mile marks
  • Fluids (water and Gatorade lemon-lime endurance formula)
    • Mile 2.5
    • Mile 3.6
    • Mile 4.8
    • Mile 6.3
    • Mile 8.5
    • Mile 9.4
    • Mile 10.1
    • Mile 12.5
    • Mile 13.6
    • Mile 14.6
    • Mile 16.4
    • Mile 17.6
    • Mile 19.5
    • Mile 20.5
    • Mile 22
    • Mile 23.7
    • Mile 24.4
    • Mile 25.1
  • GU Energy Gel
    • Mile 8.5
    • Mile 13.6
    • Mile 20.5
  • Candy Stand: If your energy is flagging, you’ll find a burst of tasty treats and motivations waiting for you with an assortment of candy, sugary delights, and flat soda!
    • Mile 22
  • Entertainment, toilets, medical support along the entire route
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area & water stations along the course. More...


Division is determined by age of youngest team member.

  • Open – youngest member under 40
  • Masters – youngest member over 40
  • Men/Women/Mixed Categories in each division
  • Finisher medals awarded to all relay runners at the Awards Tent in Bushnell Park.
  • Commemorative awards (based on team “gun” time) to top team in each division.


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