_ The 2019 Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon:
Welcome to the 13th Anniversary edition of the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon. As the race directors have moved to New Hampshire, this is the final year the original race directors will be leading this race.
This is an accurately measured 6.55 Mile USATF Certified Course (CT07002JHP). Course is a double loop on the closed, paved red trail around the Farmington and West Hartford reservoirs. There are no turns, no cars and no intersections. Each loop features a rolling first mile, a climb during the second mile and a significant downhill to flat during the third mile. (Yes, there are hills, but this is New England so we call them rollers).
Water stations will be set-up at approximately miles 1.5, 3.3 and 4.8. The water station at mile 3.3 will also be stocked with Gatorade Endurance and gels in a variety of flavors. If temperatures are predicted to exceed 70 degrees, we will also stock the aid stations at miles 1.5 and 4.8 with Gatorade Endurance.
RACE FIELD IS LIMITED TO 550 RUNNERS. THE RACE SOLD OUT IN 2011 - 2018 AND WILL OUT AGAIN IN 2019.
Race registration includes:
- Entry into the 2019 race.
- Custom designed shirt in both mens' and womens' sizes.
- Bib tag timing (the chip is attached to the back of the race number bib).
- Custom bibs with the runners' names.
- Race morning shuttle bus service from the UConn Health Center Shuttle Lot 3 directly to the start line at the MDC Reservoir. Shuttles will run from 8 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. and will begin running again at 11 a.m. until approximately 12:30 p.m.
- On-course fluid and nutrition support provided by Gatorade Endurance.
- Custom designed finishers medals from Ashworth Awards.
- The best post-race sugar and carb fest around (if you have a special treat youd like to see post-race, let us know).
- The satisfaction of knowing you helped a great organizations -- The Blazeman Foundation.
- Unique age group awards three deep for overall winners and in each of the following categories: Male and Female 13 and under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, Athena (women 165+ lbs) and Clydesdale (men 220+ lbs). You must be present to pick up your award -- we will not mail awards.
- Raffle for all participants -- sure to include lots of Nutella-based products (a favorite of the race director).
- Spring Egg Hunt for all children starting at 10:10am. Over 1000 eggs filled with candy and small prizes. We will have 2 "heats" for the egg hunt, 0-36 months and 36 months +.