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Sunday, March 12

Putnam, CT

HMF FitKids Run: 12:30 PM

5K: 1:00 PM

Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 12. Please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour!

Registration is still open, bring a friend to run or walk!

Courthouse O'Putnam 5K
If you registered by Sunday, March 5, your race bib was mailed to you. Only go to the Registration & Bib Pick-up tent with questions or if you did not receive your bib in the mail - it will be open 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Putnam municipal parking lot near Canal Street.

If you registered after Sunday, March 5, pickup your race bib at the Registration & Bib Pick-up tent - it will be open 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Putnam municipal parking lot near Canal Street. To speed up your bib pick-up experience, log in to your haku participant account and download or print your own unique Check-in Pass before you get in line. The pass can be downloaded and saved in your phone images or Apple Wallet, or printed out. 

Your Irish themed knit gloves will be available for pick up at the SWAG tent before or after the event.
Please note: No baggage check available on race day.
There is plenty of parking located throughout downtown Putnam and along the Putnam River Trail.

Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for race participants. Donate nonperishable food in the HMF Can tent at the post race party area, near Courthouse Bar & Grille, to support Interfaith Human Services of Putnam Daily Bread Food Pantry. HMF Can is supported by Stop & Shop, pick up a free reusable shopping bag as a thanks for your donation; plus, all who donate are entered in a raffle for a $30 gift card to Courthouse Bar & Grille.

The race will start on Canal Street, adjacent to the commuter parking lot and will consist of one corral with “Self Seed” pace per mile signs to assist with participant spacing.

Police and course monitors will be on the course. However, the roads are open to local vehicle travel. Markings & Amenities:
  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns
  • All mile points are marked on the road and with signs
  • Clocks at finish line and along the course
  • Hydration - Pre/Post Race & Mile 1.5
  • Medical personnel on site
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at the water station

Please do not litter on the beautiful course! 5K COURSE MAP

POST RACE: 1:15  2:30 PM

Registered participants can enjoy complimentary corned beef sandwiches from The Courthouse Bar & Grille, Grab & Go snacks featuring Bakery On Main, and an ice cold craft beer compliments of Wormtown Brewing. Must be 21+ years of age with proper ID to receive the complimentary beer.

AWARDS CEREMONY:  2:00 PM outside Courthouse Bar & Grille

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system with timing chip attached to the back of the race bib. Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt. All times are based on NET time (timing mats located at the start and finish).

Preliminary results will be available onsite. Final results will be posted later in the day. RESULTS

Online registration available through race morning. On-site kids' race registration and bib pickup at the Registration & Bib Pick-up tent. Kids aged 2-11 can run ¼ mile or ½ mile races, all kids races are $12. All participants receive a finisher's medal and custom race swag. 

All HMF FitKids Runs will start and finish at the 5K Start line on Canal Street.
Still time to join the 4-race series of St. Paddy’s themed 5Ks! Participate in the other 3 events in-person or virtually and earn matching swag, celebrate with Irish parties across CT and get one large blingy medal at the end! LEARN MORE
Custom sweatshirt and adult and youth tees are available through registration and via the HMF Shop until March 8 for pick up on race day. Or, shop in-person at the HMF Merchandise tent on race day, payment by major cards or Apple Pay only, no cash accepted. SHOP NOW 
Event Merchandise
HMF emergency texting is used ONLY in situations such as event delays, cancellations or last-minute event changes to relay pertinent details. We never use this for marketing or solicitation.

Confirm you elected to receive emergency text messages in your haku profile: once logged in to your account, select "Your Registrations" and check the blue box "I Want To Get Event Updates Via Text:".

We wish you good luck and a great race.
-HMF Staff

PS: Don't forget about the costume contest! Great prizes for the best adult and kids costume. Winning costumes will be selected at random by our judges during the event and announced at the beginning of the awards ceremony.

Thanks to the following partners for their support
Courthouse O'Putnam Sponsors


Hartford Marathon Foundation  |   860-652-8866