Hartford Marathon Course Maps and Elevation Details

I will be running the 2009 ING Hartford Marathon this Saturday (Oct. 10).  As has been the case with my previous two marathons, I’m now beginning to obsess about the course map and elevation profile. For those who might be interested, I thought that I’d share some details regarding the course that I’ve pulled together from a few different websites.

You can download and view the official map provided by the ING Hartford Marathon website, but for a more interactive experience I found this map of the Hartford Marathon course on MapMyRun.com:

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Next, here is the Hartford Marathon elevation profile from MapMyRun.com:

Here is the elevation map from the official ING Hartford Marathon website:

Finally, here is a video preview of the course:

This will be my first time running the ING Hartford Marathon, but my impression from the maps and elevation profiles is that the course is relatively flat to mildy rolling, and certainly nothing like what I am used to from running up here in New Hampshire. Despite my current place of residence, this race will be something of a homecoming for me since I grew up in West Hartford (most of my family still lives there), and my excitement is starting to build – can’t wait to get to the starting line!

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About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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