To qualify for Marathon seeding, runners must have completed a marathon after January 1, 2016 and before September 1, 2017 under 4:30.00.
To qualify for Half Marathon seeding, runners must have completed a half marathon after January 1, 2016 and before September 1, 2017 under 2:05.00.
Runners who can document a performance better than or equal to the qualifying times may submit a request for seeded position. Seeded runners will be granted entry to the front race corrals at the starting line immediately behind elite runners.
Corral 1: seeded marathon runners under 3:30.00 or half marathon runners under 1:45.00.
Corral 2: seeded marathon runners under 4:00.00 or half marathon runners under 1:55.00.
Corral 3: seeded marathon runners under 4:30.00 or half marathon runners under 2:05.00.
Requests for seeded start are submitted in conjunction with online registration.
All applications must include a link to the runner’s qualifying race results. Failure to provide a link to the qualifying race time will result in an incomplete application which cannot be processed.
Acceptance is subject to verification by the Hartford Marathon Foundation.
Acceptance of start seeding will be confirmed at Packet Pickup (or by mail if select Mail My Packet option).
To apply for start seeding after your online registration and before the September 1, 2017 deadline, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include links to qualifying results.
If you register online after the September 1, 2017 deadline, you can show your qualifying results at Packet Pick-up in order to be qualified for Start Seeding.
Do seeded entrants receive a complimentary entry?
No. You must be a paid registered participant in the Marathon or Half Marathon to qualify for a seeded number.
Can I get seeded for the full marathon based on my half marathon time?
Yes. If you have completed a half marathon under 2:05.00 you may qualify for marathon seeding.
Can I get seeded for the half marathon if I have never run a half marathon before?
Can I get seeded for the half marathon based on a qualifying marathon time?
How many runners qualify for the seeded corrals?
Approximately 50% of the field is eligible for seeded corral entry.