The Hartford Marathon and Team Relay showcase the revitalized riverfronts of Hartford and East Hartford with breathtaking views of the Connecticut River. Simply a great race. The 20th running of the Hartford Marathon starts and finishes in Bushnell Park. The first 6 miles travels on paved paths in Hartford’s riverfront trail system. Mile 7 – 25 crosses the CT River into East Hartford and South Windsor. Rural farmland and historic New England homes line the flat country roads during this stretch. The course returns to the city at mile 25 and heads directly to the finish at the magnificent Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park. The entire route offers picturesque scenery and bright autumn foliage. The Marathon is a Boston qualifier and official results are sent to BAA. Team Relay: Marathon Team Relay consists of 5 legs of approximately 5-7 miles. The half-Marathon travels through the vibrant town of West Hartford, loaded with cheering spectators, into Elizabeth Park and then straight back to the finish line under the Arch. The 5K travels through Hartford’s vibrant neighborhoods, beginning and ending in Bushnell Park. All courses are USAT&F certified.
Hotels Near The Marathon
Check our › list of hotels near the marathon, to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Stay at a good hotel to be fit at the starting line, and recover after the marathon!
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Run for a good cause
The Hartford Marathon is proud of the many generous athletes who run for a cause and use one of the Marathon events (marathon, half marathon, team relay or 5K) as a fundraiser. Please consider supporting one of the official charities or student running programs and encourage your family and friends to share your dedication to a cause greater than your own personal record. The Hartford Marathon has partnered with many local and national charities and made it easy for you to “Join The Team” so that you and your family and friends can help others as you train and run the race of your choice.