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2013 Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon

Saturday, March 30, 2013
MDC Reservoir 1420 Farmington Avenue West HartfordCT  06107
Saturday, March 30, 2013
MDC Reservoir 1420 Farmington Avenue West HartfordCT  06107

About This Activity

AS OF 3/15 WE HAVE 17 ADDITIONAL ENTIRES FOR THE RACE. ONCE THESE ARE GONE THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES!



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 sports drink and Power Bar Energy in a variety of flavors. If temperatures are predicted to exceed 70 degree, we will also stock the aid stations at miles 1.5 and 4.8 with sports drink.


Race registration includes:


  • Entry into the 2013 race
  • Long sleeved custom designed t-shirt in both mens and womens sizes
  • Chronotrack B-Tag timing chips (the chip is attached to the back of the race number bib).
  • Race morning shuttle bus service from the UConn Health Center 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
  • 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 two great organizations -- The Hartford Track Club and The Blazeman Foundation.
  • 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 150+ lbs) and Clydesdale (men 200+ lbs). You must be present to pick up your award.
  • 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.
  • During the course of the race we will take thousands of pictures of all the events. After the race, these photos will be posted here. Please feel free to copy and share these pictures with your friends and family.
  • $100 Amazon.com Gift Certificate will be awarded to any person who sets a new open or masters course record.

RACE FIELD IS LIMITED TO 550 RUNNERS. THE RACE SOLD OUT IN 2011 AND 2012 AND WILL LIKELY SELL OUT AGAIN IN 2013.

AS OF 3/15 WE HAVE 17 ADDITIONAL ENTIRES FOR THE RACE. ONCE THESE ARE GONE THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES!



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 sports drink and Power Bar Energy in a variety of flavors. If temperatures are predicted to exceed 70 degree, we will also stock the aid stations at miles 1.5 and 4.8 with sports drink.


Race registration includes:


  • Entry into the 2013 race
  • Long sleeved custom designed t-shirt in both mens and womens sizes
  • Chronotrack B-Tag timing chips (the chip is attached to the back of the race number bib).
  • Race morning shuttle bus service from the UConn Health Center 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
  • 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 two great organizations -- The Hartford Track Club and The Blazeman Foundation.
  • 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 150+ lbs) and Clydesdale (men 200+ lbs). You must be present to pick up your award.
  • 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.
  • During the course of the race we will take thousands of pictures of all the events. After the race, these photos will be posted here. Please feel free to copy and share these pictures with your friends and family.
  • $100 Amazon.com Gift Certificate will be awarded to any person who sets a new open or masters course record.

RACE FIELD IS LIMITED TO 550 RUNNERS. THE RACE SOLD OUT IN 2011 AND 2012 AND WILL LIKELY SELL OUT AGAIN IN 2013.

Event schedule and times

AS OF 3/15 WE HAVE 17 ADDITIONAL ENTIRES FOR THE RACE. ONCE THESE ARE GONE THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL ENTRIES!


Early Packet Pick Up - March 29, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MDC Reservoir Parking Lot

Race Day Packet Pick Up - March 30, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. at the race start

Race begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Children';s Egg Hunt begins at 10:10 a.m.

Map & Direction

Saturday, March 30, 2013
MDC Reservoir 1420 Farmington Avenue West HartfordCT  06107
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