Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K

Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K
Saturday, Oct 19, 2024 at 7:55am
Capitol Avenue at the front lawn of CT State Capitol Building

The premier marathon and half marathon in Connecticut is a fall celebration not to be missed – and it’s on a new weekend in 2024. Set your calendar for the third Saturday of October (in observance of the Jewish high holiday) and get ready to achieve greatness! Be inspired with the glorious start in front of the majestic Capitol and the iconic finish line under the Arch at the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. The beloved New England road race tradition continues to deliver a top-notch experience with the highest level of safety and security for race participants, volunteers, spectators and the community.

Both marathon and half marathon courses will venture into the welcoming neighborhoods of West Hartford, full of cheering race spectators, with a short pass through beautiful Elizabeth Park. Marathoners veer off from half marathon participants and head over the Founders Bridge. Then, 26.2 mile runners will travel along the East Hartford side of the river before hitting the rural and scenic town roads of South Windsor, where the course highlights its quintessential New England charm. Journey back to Hartford to finish just past the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park and celebrate with food and music in the park and beer garden festivities.

The 13.1 mile course will run with the marathon to West Hartford and split back in Hartford, about 8 miles in, before half marathoners enjoy a run along the river. The downtown Hartford finish delivers that joyous and memorable moment crossing under the Arch, along brilliantly colored mums lining the path.

The Charity 5K will run through downtown Hartford. Expect a fast race for competitive runners that also welcomes casual runners and walkers to accomplish goals finishing under the arch.

Those looking for a fun way to get in on the action together with others can enjoy the Team 26.2 Relay with options for 2-5 team members to run in legs along the marathon course.

A memorable experience awaits, with meaningful swag, well supported courses, thorough medical and security services and a great celebration in store.

Event Schedule:

7:55 AM – Marathon/Half Marathon Wheelchair athletes

Capitol Avenue at the front lawn of CT State Capitol Building

8:00 AM – Marathon/Half Marathon/Team 26.2 Relay

Capitol Avenue at the front lawn of CT State Capitol Building

8:01 AM – Charity 5K

Capitol Avenue east of Bushnell Theater (between Clinton & West Streets)

9:30 AM – HMF FitKids Run

Elm Street at West Street (east end of Bushnell Park)

Post Race Party

Finish Line Expo and Festivies:

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Bushnell Park

Athlete Food Tent:

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Served up fresh in the post race party. Refuel after an amazing race with delicious options.

Beer Garden:

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Enjoy ice cold beer and hard cider while listening to live music on the Powerstation Events Bushnell Park stage! One free beer per participant 21+ (photo ID required). Additional beer available for purchase.


Top overall finishers will receive their commemorative awards at the finish line on Trinity Street, immediately following their race. All other awards recipients can pick up their prize at the Results/Awards Area in Bushnell Park.

Charity Village:

Come meet the Official Charities of the Eversource Hartford Marathon!

Around Town:

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