#CTHopeInAction Keep moving on Mother’s Day weekend for a cause with the virtual CT RACE IN THE PARK!  The beloved annual tradition takes a virtual twist, and participants have the option to run or walk anywhere they choose in either the 1 Mile, 5K, or the special 10K distance offered this year only.  

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 virtual CT RACE IN THE PARK to get moving this spring and to support a great cause!  Choose from three awesome distances to run or walk:

  • • 1 Mile
  • • 5K (3.1 Miles)
  • • 10K (6.2 Miles) - Special 2021 Only Distance

Run or walk any of these distances anytime Mother’s Day Weekend between Thursday, May 6th and Sunday, May 9th.

Virtual RACE Benefits:

  • • Custom designed CT RACE IN THE PARK Facemask
  • • Verified Results DETAILS
    • • Results must be submitted through haku participant accounts between 12:00 AM on Thursday, 5/6 and 11:59 PM on Monday, 5/10). (Verification must be submitted to be eligible for awards)
    • • Advanced wearable technology integrations
  • • Overall Awards
    • • Top 3 Overall Male & Female Winners (5K & 10K only)
    • • Top 3 Overall Survivors (5K & 10K only)
  • • Virtual Enhancements DETAILS
    • • Downloadable Race Bib
    • • Customizable Finisher Certificate
    • • Custom CT RACE IN THE PARK Playlist curated by the professionals at Powerstation Events
    • • Support the great work of the CT Breast Health Initiative!

Registration Fees:

  • $21 - Opening Week Special (Until February 22nd)
  • $25 - Standard Pricing (February 23rd to May 2nd)
  • $30 - Race Week (May 3rd to May 9th)

First time registering for a virtual event?  No problem! Click here for a step by step guide.

*The 2021 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.

This event gives participants the flexibility to participate when and where it is convenient. As such, there are no refunds and no deferments for virtual events.

Kids Run:

Kids are encouraged to get in on the action too! Run or walk a 1/2 Mile to get moving and help support this great cause!

  • • Kids Run Benefits:
  • • Custom designed CT RACE IN THE PARK Facemask
  • • Virtual Enhancements DETAILS
    • • Downloadable Race Bib
    • • Customizable Finisher Certificate
  • • Support the great work of the CT Breast Health Initiative!

Registration fee is $15 per kid (open to kids 12 and under).

Kids Run activities must be completed anytime Mother’s Day Weekend between Thursday, May 6th and Sunday, May 9th and must be submitted through their haku participant account by 11:59 PM on Monday, May 10th. Click Here for DETAILS

Results Submission

Participants will be timed and measured using their own timing device. To make your RACE official, submit a run or walk through your haku participant account between 12:00 AM on Thursday, May 6th and 11:59 PM on Monday, May 10th using one of the two following options:

  • • OPTION 1 /// ADD FROM WEARABLE – Sync a compatible wearable device prior to your activity. Results will be uploaded to your haku results platform once your watch resyncs to your application. Once your device syncs, select the activity to submit for results.
    • • Compatible with: Suunto / Polar / FitBit / Garmin / Under Armour Fitness
    • • Don’t have a wearable device? No problem! Download the Free MapMyRun / MapMyWalk / MapMyFitness App on your smartphone and use it to track your pace, time, and distance. For complete details on how to use the app and track your activities, CLICK HERE
  • • OPTION 2 /// ADD MANUALLY – Enter results manually. Feel free to submit an image for verification of your activity.
    For details regarding activity tracking, wearable devices, timing, and results submission, CLICK HERE


For issues with haku participant accounts, device syncing or results data, please contact: [email protected]

Swag & Upgrades

All registered participants will receive a custom designed CT Breast Health Initiative blue face mask exclusively designed just for this year’s virtual event!  All survivors will receive a special pink CT Breast Health Initiative branded mask. 

In addition, participants are welcome to upgrade their experience and purchase the Official 2021 Race Shirt - blue long sleeve technical shirt - for just $30 (per shirt), cost includes shipping. There are three simple ways to grab yours today!

Both the masks and the long sleeve shirts will be mailed out at the conclusion of the event.

Want to get your mask before race weekend?  Just purchase “Pre-Race Facemask Shipping” during registration to ensure your mask gets sent to you before race weekend!  Masks and Race shirts will also be available for pickup at the following Packet Pickups:

• Thursday, April 29th – Fleet Feet West Hartford (4 PM to 6 PM)
1003 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107

• Friday, April 30th – Newington Fire Department (10 AM to 12 PM)
1485 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111

• Saturday, May 1st – Hartford Marathon Foundation Office (10 AM to 12 PM)
41 Sequin Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033

• Sunday, May 2nd – New Britain Museum of Art (1 PM to 3 PM)
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052


Participants are also encouraged to create and use their own fundraising account!  Using your own fundraising account is easy and fun to do!  Once you’ve registered, just log into your haku participant account, and then navigate to your fundraising account to get started!  For a step by step guide on how to use your fundraising account, click here.

To see how you or your team is doing, check out the fundraising leaderboard

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Be safe out there! Please adhere to social distancing recommendations and follow all public safety directives.