5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    GTF's Freedom Run Middletown, CT 2 July 2022 GTF's Freedom Run
    Bubble Run - Hartford East Hartford, CT 23 July 2022 Bubble Run - Hartford
    Hop River 5K & 10K Andover, CT 6 August 2022 Hop River 5K & 10K
    New Haven Road Race New Haven, CT 5 September 2022 New Haven Road Race
    Foam Glow - Hartford Hartford, CT 17 September 2022 Foam Glow - Hartford
    Apple Run 5K Trumbull, CT 17 September 2022 Apple Run 5K
    NOW Road Race Dayville, CT 18 September 2022 NOW Road Race
    Bigelow Tea Community Challenge Fairfield, CT 25 September 2022 Bigelow Tea Community Challenge
    Cider Mill Road Race Tolland, CT 1 October 2022 Cider Mill Road Race
    Benny's Run East Hampton, CT 1 October 2022 Benny's Run
    Pounding The Pavement For Pink 5K Seymour, CT 1 October 2022 Pounding The Pavement For Pink 5K
    Fishbein/YMCA Road Race Wallingford, CT 2 October 2022 Fishbein/YMCA Road Race
    Hartland Harvest Run Hartland, CT 15 October 2022 Hartland Harvest Run
    Naugatuck YMCA 5K Naugatuck, CT 25 October 2022 Naugatuck YMCA 5K
    Devil Made Me Do It Glastonbury, CT 30 October 2022 Devil Made Me Do It
    Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K Fairfield, CT 13 November 2022 Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K
    Turkey Can Can Sterling, CT 19 November 2022 Turkey Can Can
    Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K West Haven, CT 24 November 2022 Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K
    Santa Made Me Do It 5K Bethlehem, CT 3 December 2022 Santa Made Me Do It 5K

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in the New Haven Area?

    There are many to choose from here as the New Haven Area is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Superhero 5k, Sunset Run for the Warriors 5k and Shamrock Sprint. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the New Haven area.

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Hop River 5K & 10K Andover, CT 6 August 2022 Hop River 5K & 10K
    Rail Trail 10K Hamden, CT 1 October 2022 Rail Trail 10K
    Devil Made Me Do It Glastonbury, CT 30 October 2022 Devil Made Me Do It

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Stamford area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Stamford area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Darien Road Race 10k, and Give a Child a Jumpstart 10k. These are just a couple of the many available events.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Waterford area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Waterford area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Strides 10K Road Race, Bound for the Sound 10k and Mystic 10k. These are just a few of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon New London, CT 6 August 2022 John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon
    New Haven Road Race New Haven, CT 5 September 2022 New Haven Road Race
    Gulf Beach Half Marathon Milford, CT 10 September 2022 Gulf Beach Half Marathon
    Hillacious Half Litchfield, CT 12 November 2022 Hillacious Half

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Hartford Area?

    You are sure to pick a good Half marathon in the Hartford area! Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Hartford Half Marathon and the Nutmeg State Half Marathon.  There are many other Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

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  • Marathons
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    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Connecticut? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Marathons in the Hartford area?

    Whether for charity or fun, the best Marathons in Hartford all come down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events include the famous Hartford Marathon and the Arena Attack Indoor Marathon.

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