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Hartford Marathon

Hartford, CT

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.70
Course Score: 98.70

Race Size

2016: 1,816 Finishers
2015: 1,914 Finishers
2014: 2,421 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 13.1%
2015: 14.1%
2014: 12.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Hartford Marathon is a mostly flat course that loops through downtown, suburban, and industrial areas. There are a few miles along the Connecticut River.

The first 6 miles travel on paved paths in Hartford's riverfront trail system. Miles 7 through 25 of the course are across the Connecticut River and runs through rural farmland. The course returns to the city at mile 25 and heads directly to the finish at the Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park.

Marathon Rankings

The Hartford Marathon was the 53rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 43rd largest in 2014.

This year 13.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Hartford Marathon the 97th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 92nd highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.70 ranks it as the 225th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Connecticut.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Hartford Marathon a PR Score of 98.70. This PR Score ranks it as the 165th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Connecticut.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 101 feet (30m)
Min Elevation: 6 feet (1m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Hartford Marathon

5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2014 Hartford Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Excellent race from soup to nuts. Everyone and everything was awesome. I would do it again. Friendly, fun, and professional.

Race Tips

easy to get to. Easy to do.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2014 Hartford Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great scenery, organization, food and BEER!!!

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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