August 29, 2020

Run the Greenway

Race Details

How it works

Teams consisting of 3 or 6 members will travel the route from start to finish with each team member running 3 legs (6-member team) or 6 legs (3-member ultra team).

Teams will start in waves between 4:00 am - 9:00 am; slower teams earlier and faster teams later. Team start times will be announced several weeks before the event so you can plan your accommodations and travel.

The course is split into 18 relay legs with an exchange zone between each one.

Team Pace Calculator

An easy-to-use Pace Calculator has been setup in Excel for team captains to download and determine team overall pace. Race start times are determined by team pace. If you find that your team’s pace has changed, please email Beth@hartfordmarathon.com by July 8, 2020 to update it. Please note: does not work on iPhone or iPad.

Six Member Team

  • NEW IN 2020: Six member teams MUST travel in ONE VEHICLE
    • This required change has been made to alleviate parking limitations, minimize safety concerns, and decrease the event’s carbon footprint
  • Six member teams will exchange at each
    • Runner One will complete legs 1, 7, 13
    • Runner Two will complete legs 2, 8, 14
    • Runner Three will complete legs 3, 9, 15
    • Runner Four will complete legs 4, 10, 16
    • Runner Five will complete legs 5, 11, 17
    • Runner Six will complete legs 6, 12, 18
  • One member of the team will always be running, while the other team members drive to the next exchange location. At each exchange, relay teams must check in with the volunteer on location before passing the “baton” to the next relay team member.

Three Member Team

  • Three member teams travel in one vehicle.
  • Two Options for Three Member Teams:
    • Option 1: Exchange at every exchange location
      • Runner One will complete legs 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16
      • Runner Two will complete legs 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17
      • Runner Three will complete legs 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18
    • Option 2: Exchange at every other exchange location
      • Runner One will complete legs 1&2, 7&8, 13&14
      • Runner Two will complete legs 3&4, 9&10, 15&16
      • Runner Three will complete legs 5&6, 11&12, 17&18
  • One member of the team will always be running, while the other team members drive each other to the next exchange location. At each exchange, relay teams must check in with the volunteer on location before passing the “baton” to the next relay team member.

Need to Know Dates and Deadlines

June 3, 2020

  • Last chance to full team refund (minus processing fees).

June 24, 2020

  • Finalize Your Team Roster

July 8, 2020

  • Release of the Team Guide
  • Final Call for Team Names for personalized team race bibs
  • Last chance to make changes to your Team Pace

July 15, 2020

  • Release of Start Time Assignments

July 20, 2020

  • Custom swag cut off date

August 13, 2020

  • Release of Hotel Reservation Room Block: Lincoln, RI and Hartford, CT
    • Hotel Details Coming Soon!

Week of Race

TBD

Safety Meeting / Packet Pickup near Finish Line (Hartford, CT):

  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP.

August 28, 2020

Safety Meeting / Packet Pickup near Race Start (Lincoln, RI):

  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP.

If you must switch team members due to unforeseen circumstances, please note:

Switch by July 20 to be guaranteed requested sizing of custom swag. After July 20, changes to team roster will be accepted but no guarantee of swag sizing.

Also, if a roster change affects your team pace, your start time may change.

Safety Requirements

Safety is of utmost importance for the RiMaConn Relay. All team captains are required to attend a safety meeting prior to the start of their race. Safety meetings will be held at all packet pick ups.

Each Team is required to have at minimum the following safety gear:

  • Reflective Vests (one per runner)
  • Two (2) Headlamps
  • Two (2) Tail Lights

Emergency Texting Service

The Hartford Marathon Foundation has an emergency texting service in place to be used ONLY in situations such as event delays, cancellations or other emergencies. If we have last-minute event changes, we will text pertinent instructions/updates. NOTE: We never use this information for anything other than real emergencies.

  • Details Coming Soon!

Detailed safety requirements can be found in the Team Guide.

Division and Awards

Commemorative Awards to the following Divisions:

6 Person Team

  • Male Open & Masters (All Men)
  • Female Open & Masters (All Women)
  • Mix Team & Masters (3 or more women)

3 Person Team

  • Male Open & Masters (All Men)
  • Female Open & Masters (All Women)
  • Mix Team & Masters (Any combination of men & women)
  • 95 Miles
  • ///
  • 18 legs
  • ///
  • 6 or 3-person team

Run The Green Way

Maps

Relay Legs

Runner#* | Total Miles**
1st Run**
2nd Run**
3rd Run**
R1/U1 - 15.5
8.5
Hard
Leg 1
5
Hard
Leg 7
2
Easy
Leg 13
R2/U2 - 12.9
3.4
Moderate
Leg 2
3.1
Moderate
Leg 8
6.4
Moderate
Leg 14
R3/U3 - 17.9
3.5
Easy
Leg 3
7.1
Hard
Leg 9
7.3
Hard
Leg 15
R4/U1 - 15.5
6.8
Hard
Leg 4
4.2
Easy
Leg 10
4.5
Easy
Leg 16
R5/U2 - 11.6
6.3
Moderate
Leg 5
2.2
Easy
Leg 11
3.1
Easy
Leg 17
R6/U3 - 20.9
8.8
Hard
Leg 6
3.8
Easy
Leg 12
8.3
Hard
Leg 18
* R# = Runner position in 6 person team| U# = Ultra Runner position in 3 person team.
** All distances in miles / individual legs are still being finalized and subject to change.
Exchange Zones

There are 17 exchange zones along the course. All of them will include water and portalets. Two major exchange locations have been established to assist teams with refueling and resetting themselves during the race. These two locations will also offer refreshments, physical therapists, entertainment, medical aid and other extra services.

  • 1st Major Exchange (Exchange Zone #6)
    • Rotary Park, Putnam, Connecticut
  • 2nd Major Exchange (Exchange Zone #12)
    • Jillson Square, Willimantic, Connecticut
Runner Rotation

Teams are required to maintain the same sequence and rotation of runners throughout the race (see table above for runner rotation breakdown).

When determining your team’s order, Captains should consider the following: leg distance, course terrain, time of day, and runner fitness.

Runner Substitution

If a runner is unable to continue in the event due to injury or illness, the following team members must finish the event with the remaining runners continuing in the same sequence.

Teams must begin the event with six team members if they are in the 6-Person Team division, and 3 team members if they are in the 3-Person Team division. No exceptions.

Course Information

Course Support

  • Fluid Locations: Start, Finish and at every Exchange Zone
  • No water stations will be available between Exchange Zones: reusable water bottles will be distributed as part of your race packet, feel free to refill and carry throughout the event.
  • Portalet Locations: Start, Finish and at every Exchange Zone
  • Medical personnel
  • Event alert system notifications at the pre-race area and each exchange zone along the course. More...

Time Limit

Teams are required to maintain an average pace of at least 11 minutes per mile. We understand that teams may consist of runners with varying abilities, so periodic checks will be done to make sure your team can complete the race before the finish line closes at 9:30 pm. It is crucial to accurately estimate your team pace to assign your start wave. More...

Use the Pace Calculator to help figure out your team’s average pace.

Course Cut-Off

Due to the overall timing and nature of the event, any team that has not been able to maintain the 11 minutes per mile pace restriction by the time they have reached the 2nd Major Exchange Zone (Exchange Zone #12) - Jillson Square, Willimantic, Connecticut, will have the following 2 options:

  1. End their run and proceed directly to the post-race ahead in Hartford, OR
  2. “Skip Ahead” to a further exchange location and continue the run.
NOTE: TEAMS THAT DO NOT RUN ALL LEGS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE FINISH RESULTS.
Webster Bank
East Coast Greenway Alliance
DEM Rhode Island
MADCR
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Select Physical Therapy