Thursday, January 22, 2015

HMF Triple Half Challenge

With the new Mystic Half Marathon (May 31) and the return of the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half (April 12), we’re ramping up half marathon offerings to reach more great places across the state.  From lush rolling hills to quaint maritime village to downtown city streets, these races show off the best of what running in Connecticut offers.  

We want to keep giving you more reasons to race and create bigger and better ways for you to show for it:


Introducing the HMF Triple Half Challenge of 2015!
Register for the program and race these three designated HMF half marathons to earn an exclusive HMF Triple Half Challenge jacket and the official Triple Half finisher’s medal.  And, get discounted pricing off the combined entry fees!
·      April 12th Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon
·      May 31st Mystic Half Marathon
·      October 10th NU Hartford Half Marathon 

It’s simple to take part in the HMF Triple Half Challenge – just click the option for the Triple Half program within registration through any one of the participating events.  You will be registered for all three events at the same time, save some money and earn your jacket and medal!  If you have already registered for one or two of the participating race events, please contact registration@hartfordmarathon.com to add the Challenge to your entries.

Please note, you must register for the first event (Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon) by April 12 to be eligible for the Triple Half Challenge, there are no substitutes. 

Your Triple Half finisher medal and official jacket will be waiting for you at the finish line of the NU Hartford Half Marathon on October 10th.



27 comments:

  1. If I run the Middletown and Mystic Half marathons but also do the full Hartford would I qualify for the jacket and additional medal?

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    1. That's what I was wondering too!

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    2. We are assessing if it's possible on the back-end to allow those that want to run the NU Hartford Marathon instead of the NU Hartford Half to participate in the Triple Half Challenge. The jacket and medal would all be the same, but given NU Hartford offers both distances, we're trying to make it work. Please just give us until tomorrow to determine if this is possible. Thanks!

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    3. Christopher, Danielle - To participate in the Triple Half Challenge running NU Hartford Marathon instead of the NU Hartford Half, you will need to contact registration@hartfordmarathon.com to sign up for the program. Please allow a week or so for response on this, there's no way around us doing these registrations manually so each one does take some time. Thanks so much for you interest and enthusiasm for the program - we certainly don't want to discourage you from competing in the full!

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    4. Thank you Beth! I'm sorry, one more question - as of right now I am unsure of the full, I wasn't planning on choosing my fall full marathon quite yet. Is it possible to to register for the Triple Half Challenge now and then contact registration@hartfordmarathon.com to "upgrade" to the full if I do decide to do it?

      Thanks for your help!
      Danielle

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    5. Sorry for the delay, Danielle, we didn't catch this last question! If you have not registered for the Triple Half Challenge yet, you need to contact registration@hartfordmarathon.com by Friday (2/27) to secure your post. The Mystic Half is sold out with the exception of a few spots being held for Challenge participants. If you decide later that you want to change to the Hartford full, then re-contact registration at that time (but please do so with some lead time). Thanks!

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  2. I started my reg by registering for Mystic and then adding the other two on during the reg process. If I ask for my packet to be mailed will they mail all three or just Mystic?

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    1. If you add Mail My Packet for the Mystic event, it will just be for that event (you will see just a $15 charge). You can add the Mail My Packet option for the other events separate, there is a link on each event registration page that gives you that option (with the deadline for the option for that race). Note, the link will take you to a shophartfordmarathon.com page, not Chronotrack for this option.

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    1. Yes! Finisher medal for each event, and the Triple Half medal would be awarded after the NU Hartford Half.

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  4. What does the jacket look like, and what kind of sizing will it have? Some of us need tall or xxl sizing :)

    Awesome idea by the way. Maybe you could even post combined times.

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    1. Thanks! The jacket design is not yet final but we will provide updates before jacket orders are placed.

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  5. If I have registered for one half already and would now like to add the other two, how can I go about doing this after the fact?

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    1. You will need to contact registration@hartfordmarathon.com to add the program, please allow some time for response as these must be done manually. Thank you for your interest in the program!

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  6. I have a commitment the week of the first race and am not sure if I can reschedule. If I register for the triple half challenge but can only make it to 2/3 races.. will I still get the medal and jacket after the half marathon?

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    1. Participants do have to register for all three races to get the medal and jacket. If you do not participate but have registered and paid for all three races, you will still earn the medal and jacket - however, your 3rd race (that you're not participating in) will not be able to be used for the deferment program in any way (i.e. you cannot get credit and register for another race to the get the Challenge). Hope that helps - and we hope that you can make all 3!!

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  7. What time does the Hartford Half usually begin? I have a commitment that day and want to make sure I'd be able to finish.

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  8. Can you still register for the triple half challenge? I can not find a place to sign up for all three.

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  9. Can you still register for the triple half challenge? I can not find a place to sign up for all three.

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  10. Just tried to register for the Triple Half, and it's SOLD OUT. Where was it publicized that there was a limit?

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  11. Nooooo!!! I wanted to sign up for this and it's sold out! There was never any word about a limit on registration. Any chance this is a mistake and registration will open again?

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  12. I am very bummed that the mystic half is sold out. I was looking forward to this and had been training but didn't want to register until I was sure I could do it. What did they cap Mystic at? There should have been an email sent out to warn that it was close to full!!!

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  13. I was definitely on a cloud during the wedding, but my husband was so happy with how organized and hardworking our party planner was during and after our party. Thank you so much for making our event so amazing!

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