Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon

Starts Saturday April 4th, 2020

West Hartford, CT

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Welcome to the 14th Anniversary edition of the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon.  

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 registration includes:

  • Entry into the 2020 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.

  • 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 500 eggs filled with candy and small prizes. We will have 2 "heats" for the egg hunt, 0-36 months and 36 months +.

Race Distances

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Start Location

MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, CT

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