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X-Treme Scramble #2 @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm


Thursdays – June 19th, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, 2014

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford CT


Start Time:

6:30 PM




The HMF Scrambles are the fun way to kick off summer weekends!


Bluff Point Trail Run @ Bluff Point State Park
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am

3.5 Mile Trail Run

Bluff Point State Park is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. Jutting out into waters of Long Island Sound this wooded peninsula, measuring one and one-half miles long by one mile wide, encompasses over 800 acres. (Compliments of the DEP website)

Charity Partner who benefits from your direct donation

Safe Futures saves lives, restores hope and changes the future for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Connecticut. Safe Futures strives to eliminate violence in our community so that southeastern Connecticut becomes a place:

  • Where violence and abuse are not tolerated;
  • Where all victims and survivors are able to get the support and resources they need to create a new life for themselves; and
  • Where all children and teens feel safe, and learn the skills to establish healthy friendships and dating relationships.

Volunteers and collection bins will be available at the Bluff Point Trail Run to collect your generous donations. Below is a list of suggested donation items:

  • Suntan lotion (for all skin types)
  • Body wash (all skin types)
  • Skin lotion (all skin types)
  • Deodorant (for women)
  • Socks (for women and children, all sizes)
X-Treme Scramble #3 @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm
The Scrambles are the perennial, summer highlight of Thursday nights in downtown Hartford – and with good reason – they are a blast!  They will all be slightly different, a little zany, but lots of fun.   We change up the courses, always around a 5K distance, but you won’t know what you are running until the start.  After the run, we’ll provide good eats, pour cold Harpoon beer and give you a live music concert under the stars on the Riverfront.All Scrambles Start:  6:30 p.m.  Note later start time (we’ve made it later than past years so you don’t have to scramble to get to the Scramble after work), Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford CT

Start Time:

6:30 PM

Old Wethersfield 5k and 10k
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am

The Old Wethersfield 5K and 10K are USAT&F certified courses that run along the historic streets of Old Wethersfield. The 10K is a double-loop course and the 5K is one-loop. Both finish along the scenic Wethersfield Cove.

Charity Partner who benefits from your direct donation

InterCommunity’s mission is to help people living with mental illness and/or addiction disorders improve their quality of life by providing opportunities for healing and recovery.

Please send checks to: InterCommunity Inc., Attn. Development 281 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06118.

New Haven Road Race – 20k & 5k
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am

No Race Day registration.

This race is the host for the USA 20k Championship.  Also have a 5k.
Great way to start labor day.  Post race food and beer in on the green.

New Haven Road Race

Surftown 1/2 Marathon/Relay and 5k @ Misquamicut Beach
Sep 14 @ 7:30 am

Come experience what runners are calling “the most spectacular oceanfront course in New England.”  Start and finish at Misquamicut State Beach, run along the rocky coast, and the oceanfront streets Weekapaug and Watch Hill, RI.  Scenic, flat, well supported! A real crowd pleaser. Register early-this race sells out. Not up for the 13.1 miles?  Try the new Surftown 5K.  Same start, finish and great race swag.

Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly RI


Hogsback 1/2 Marathon @ Colebrook Dam
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am

Great fall marathon prep race put on by the Hartford Track Club.

Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am
Pumpkin Run 5k and Kids’ Fun Run @ Higganum Town Green
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm

The 5K Pumpkin Run offers fun for the whole family with face painting, Halloween crafts, Kids Fun Run and a scenic course!

Costume contest!

Get into the festive spirit and come out with your funkiest costume to be eligible for some great, fun prizes.

Race Beneficiary

The race benefits the Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth, Inc., a non-profit agency providing counseling, youth programs, and community education in substance abuse and parenting skills.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

The Zombie Chase @ MDC Reservoir
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am

Don’t change out of your Halloween costumes just yet!  Come dressed to be chased or be the chaser.  Run this 5K as a human or as a Zombie.  Human race starts at 10:00 a.m.  Zombies start at 10:02 a.m. – hence The Zombie Chase.

This unusual race has elements unlike any other HMF event.  We want to make sure you understand what to expect and perhaps, more importantly, what not to expect.

  • You can expect a challenging 5K race course on both paved roads and dirt trails inside the beautiful MDC reservoir.
  • You can expect the same efficient HMF operations management team at the event.
  • You can expect water at one location on the course and water and Gatorade at the finish of the race.
  • You can expect a lot of volunteer support – some as humans and some as Zombies.
  • You can expect a good time!
  • You should not expect a PR on the course – it is challenging!
  • You should not expect mud, obstacles or crazy people pulling at you or pushing you.  We will have none of that.
  • You can expect to encounter zombies along the course.  They will not touch you or try to stop you.  Please treat them the same way.
  • Don’t fight the Zombies.  Instead, join the fight against Pancreatic Cancer with the Ron Foley Foundation.

Race Beneficiary

Race benefits the Ron Foley Foundation, fighting Pancreatic Cancer.

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