The 5K - a great distance for beginners, casual runners looking to keep fit and competitive racers alike. We’ve got 15 of these 3.1 milers on the calendar for next year (not including those that are associated with multi-distance events like Surftown and NU Hartford). Learn more about changes and promotions to come and don’t forget to post in comments below to win free registration to any HMF 5K.
Because many of our 3.1 mile events are associated with great causes and community partners, many participants don’t even realize the event is HMF produced or that there’s bound to be another one just around the corner. In 2015, look for the new "What’s Your Next Race?" promotion to learn more about upcoming events similar to those you’re already running. We are also expanding our HMF Frequent Milers program, details to be announced early next year. We've also got great training programs in store for beginners, so encourage a buddy to come along and share your love of running!
We have two popular 5K series coming back in 2015, kicking off the season with the three O’races. These fun and festive 5Ks will provide another trinity medal opportunity to boost your bragging rights in March.
Courthouse O’Putnam 5K, Sunday March 15
O’Niantic 5K, Saturday March 21
Max’s O’Hartford 5K, Sunday March 22
The Riverfront Scramble series will offer another big bling opportunity for those that participate in all three of these Hartford 5Ks:
Thursday June 25, Thursday July 23 and Thursday August 20
A great environment for beginner and competitive women runners, Red Dress Run for Women, presented by UnitedHealthcare, Saturday July 11, is set is beautiful Elizabeth Park in West Harford. A great opportunity to run with a group or in mother-daughter teams, the photos from this year will speak for themselves!
The final race of our season is another family fun West Hartford tradition.
Blue Back Mitten Run, presented by UnitedHealthcare, Sunday December 6
Other 5Ks we’re offering in 2015 include:
BlumShapiro 5K for Camp Courant at the Travelers Championship(Cromwell), Saturday May 2
CT Race in the Park (New Britain), Saturday May 9
Corey's Catsup & Mustard 5K Run & Charity Walk (Manchester), Saturday June 20
The Rentschler Airfield 5K (East Hartford), Thursday July 16
Pumpkin Run/Walk (Higganum), Sunday October 25
Freedom Run 5K (Hartford), Sunday November 8
Norwich Winterfest 5K, Saturday, November 28
Comment below on which of these events you'd like to win free registration to and why! One randomly selected person will win just for commenting - you can submit your comment anytime until 11:59 pm Friday, 12/19.