Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Course updates: Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon

We have been busy planning every detail to ensure a safe and memorable return to the most exciting day in Hartford - race day!

The Eversource Hartford Marathon showcases the revitalized riverfront of Hartford and East Hartford with breathtaking views of the Connecticut River and classic New England charm of Old Main Street, South Windsor.

This year, the Eversource Hartford Half Marathon will run with the marathon for the first 11.5 miles before heading back downtown and through the iconic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch.

Check out the marathon course fly-over video with highlights to look for along the route, including the Old State House, Dunkin' Donuts Park, Dillon Stadium, the historic Colt Building, the East Hartford Riverfront and the historic homes along Old Main Street, South Windsor:

Check the 13.1 mile half marathon fly-over video HERE and read up on the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan for the details on all of the safety measures planned.  

Remember, some very important things haven't changed - like the excitement of lining up at the start with the palatial backdrop of the Connecticut State Capitol.  And, the jubilation of running through the grand finish, under the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch lined with an array of gorgeous autumn mums.  

New this year, the presence of the locally designed Black Lives Matter mural welcoming finishers on Trinity Street provides an important symbol of racial justice to unite around. We run together, as equals, and we're proud to celebrate everyone who reaches their goal on this glorious finish line on October 9.

We hope to see you there!  Register today at


  1. Can you also post a gpx map of the courses? Thank you.

    1. My best attempt at a course map

  2. The maps and course details will all be updated on the Web site pages for next week, but in the meantime you can see them in the COVID-19 Mitigation plan linked in the blog or here:

    1. Liz is there a virtual option if you choose last minute to not run it? Also if u register for the full can u then later change to the half ?