#CTHopeInAction The CT RACE IN THE PARK returns in-person to historic Walnut Hill Park this Mother’s Day Weekend.  The beloved annual tradition is back and better than ever!  Participants can support this great cause and be a part of the action by choosing from the 5K Run or the 4K/1 Mile Walk.

Kids are encouraged to get in on the action too and sign up for the Kids Fun Run.

-OR- Sign up for the Virtual 5k and Run/walk a 5K at your leisure and at your desired location May 10th – May 12th, post your race time and compete with supporters from around the world!
Sign up to join The RACE, pledge support or become a valuable sponsor and join thousands in honoring survivors, remembering loved ones, celebrating life and most importantly, raising much needed funds to advance the fight against breast cancer in Connecticut.

As always: 100% raised in Connecticut. 100% stays in Connecticut. Join The RACE. Join the cause


Register for the CT RACE IN THE PARK to get moving and support a great cause!  Choose from the following events to be a part of the this amazing event:


  • • Limited-Edition Black Logoed Baseball Hat
    (Limited to the first 740 registrants and For 5K Run or 4K/1 Mile Walk Participants)
  • • Limited-Edition White Logoed Youth Baseball Hat (Kids Fun Run Participants)
  • • Support the great work of the CT Breast Health Initiative!
  • • All survivors will receive a special survivor shirt, exclusive survivor finisher medal, and are welcome to join the Survivor Breakfast event!

Register early and save!

  • • Opening Special: February 15 - February 29
    • • Adult (18+) = $26
    • • Youth (5-17 years old) = $20
  • • Early Fee: March 1 - March 31
    • • Adult (18+) = $31
    • • Youth (5-17 years old) = $20
  • • Standard Fee: April 1 - April 30
    • • Adult (18+) = $36
    • • Youth (5-17 years old) = $20
  • • Race Week: May 1 - May 11
    • • Adult (18+) = $39
    • • Youth (5-17 years old) = $20
  • • Kids Fun Runs (Ages 0-12) = $12
  • • Virtual 5K Run / Walk = $30

*The CT RACE IN THE PARK is not owned by the Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF), therefore HMF deferment codes are not valid for use during the registration process.


First time registering?  No problem!  For a step by step guide, CLICK HERE

The CT Breast Health Initiative is proud to be partnering with the Hartford Marathon Foundation this year to bring you registration for the CT RACE IN THE PARK.

If you are having trouble registering online and need immediate assistance, you may contact or by phone, 844-299-2087, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Or, you may send an email to and a staff person will provide assistance by reply email.

Participants can confirm they have registered by logging into their HAKU PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT

To begin, input the email address used at the time of registration. Once logged-in, you can view your upcoming events, suggested events, and, if applicable, change events and manage or view teams and others that you’ve registered.

Note: If you have any questions, click the “we are online” popup in the bottom right corner, or the question mark icon in the top right corner.


All participants must show a Photo ID to pick up their packets (parent/guardian of minors must show ID).

Friday, May 10 (Day Before RACE): 12 PM to 6 PM, Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, CT

Saturday, May 11 (RACE Day): 6:30 AM to 10 AM, Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, CT

• Online and in-person registration remains open until 30 minutes before each specific event starts

Note: To designate someone to pick up another runner’s event packet, the designee must bring or show a copy of this signed waiver/permission slip. Photocopies or phone pictures of the form will be accepted.



Registered survivors for the CT RACE IN THE PARK now have the option to bring a guest to the Survivor breakfast with them, for just $15 (per guest)! Available for purchase during the registration process.


For the convenience of runners who plan to come to New Britain on Saturday only, the mail my packet option is available during online registration for $20 per packet and must be reserved by April 28, 2024. If you purchase Mail My Packet, you can expect to receive your packet by May 8th.

If you are interested in either of the above listed products, use the following steps to add them to your event day experience:

• Select those that apply during the registration process
• OR, after you’ve registered for the event by logging in to your HAKU PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT


Refund Protection is available for purchase at the time of registration only.

Please note that refundable booking claims will be administered by the Protect Group, not by the Hartford Marathon Foundation or Connecticut Breast Health Initiative.  If opting to add refund protection during event registration, participants pay an additional service fee of 14% of all items purchased, excluding event processing fees. Registered participants who have purchased refund protection and are unable to participate in the race for a wide range of covered scenarios will receive a 100% refund of their entry fee and ancillary purchases within 10 business days of the claim submission.

For information on what is covered and no covered by refund protection booking, click here.


For even more ways to upgrade your CT RACE IN THE PARK experience, visit the new online CTBHI / RACE Merchandise Boutique: CLICK HERE. Purchase online through May 5 and then pick up in Walnut Hill Park (days and times below). Plus, don't forget to visit the Merchandise Tent on race day and check out an even bigger selection!


FRIDAY, MAY 10th, 2024:

  • •12:00 PM – 6:00 pm:  Registration, bib number, swag pickup

SATURDAY, MAY 11th, 2024:

  • • 6:30 am: Buses Start Transporting from the garages
  • • 6:30 am: Registration, Bib number, swag pickup
  • • 7:45 - 9:00 am:   Survivor Breakfast
  • • 8:00 am:
    • • Silent Auction/Raffle Tent Open
    • • Food Trucks Open
    • • Touch A Truck Open
    • • Merchandise Tent Open
    • • Build in the Park Open
  • • 8:30 am:  Kids Fun Runs (1 Mile / age races)
  • • 9:00 am:  Survivor Photo
  • • 9:15 am:  Female & Male 5K Run
  • • 10:00 am: 5K Awards Ceremony
  • • 10:00 am: Beer Garden Opens
  • • 10:30 am:  1 Mile Walk & 4K Walk
  • • 11:00 am:  Silent Auction/Raffle Tent Closes
  • • 1:00 pm:  Last Shuttle


Pre/post race activities, as well as race start & finish will take place in and around Walnut Hill Park in New Britain, Connecticut.

CLICK HERE for directions

Participant parking is available at:

  • • Courthouse (Linda Blogoslawski) Parking Garage - 25 Washington St, New Britain, CT
  • • John N. Badolato Parking Garage - Liberty Square, New Britain, CT

Note: Carpooling encouraged.  Use the garages above, parking at and around Walnut Hill Park is very limited. 


Shuttle bus transportation is provided compliments of First Student from the above mentioned parking garages to Walnut Hill Park will be available on race day for all registered participants. The shuttle bus transportation will drop off and pick up participants adjacent to the Walnut Hill Park Bandshell, on Grand Street.

  • • 6:30 AM: Shuttle services begins
  • • 1:00 PM: Shuttle services ends