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Hartford – June 22, 2014

Riverside Park

20 Leibert Rd. Hartford, CT 06106


Registration Information

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Pricing Information

Online Registration will close on June 19th at 6PM EST

 

5K

10K

Open – March 16th

$50

$60

March 17th – April 13th

$55

$65

April 14th – June 1st

$60

$70

June 2nd -June 15th

$65

$75

June 16th -June 19th

$70

$80

Race Day*

$75

$85


Race Day Schedule

Packet Pick-up Opens

6:30 AM

Expo Opens

7:30 AM

6 Mile  Start #1

7:30 AM

3 Mile Start #1

8:30 AM

3 Mile Start #2

9:00 AM

Pull – up contest

9:15 AM

3 Mile Start #3

9:30 AM

6 Mile Award Ceremony

9:30 AM

Packet Pickup Closes

10:15 AM

Matchbox Adventure Kids presented by Paul Mitchell: 100-yard Dash Start

10:15 AM

Adventure Kids presented by Paul Mitchell: 1 Mile Race Start

10:30 AM

Matchbox Heroes Parade (Dash Race Only)

10:30 AM

3 Mile  Award Ceremony

11:00 AM

Adventure Kids presented by Paul Mitchell Award Ceremony (Mile Race Only)

11:30 AM

Expo Close

11:45 AM

 


Saturday Packet Pick-Up

A photo ID will be required to pick up your packet. You will not be able to pick up another person’s packet, nor will another person be able to pick up yours. (Guardians may pick up packets for their minors.)

Packet pick up information will be available soon!


Parking Info

Parking will be $5 per car. Please have cash ready upon arrival.

Directions to Riverside Park from Downtown Hartford

Take Capitol Ave East towards Main St.

Turn left onto Main St.

Turn right onto Central Row

Take the next left onto Market St.

Turn right onto Pleasant St.

Entrances to parking will be on Pleasant St. and Pequot St


3 Mile Course Information

Description
Mile 1

The course starts out with a run through the picnic areas of the lower lagoon. Runners will climb down into a river bed, through a tunnel and up the other side on their way to the first obstacles. Just before mile one the trail begins a steady incline.

Mile 2

Not too long after the mile one marker the course flattens out as runners make their way through a valley before coming to the base of “Heartbreak Hill”! This 50 yard incline will be sure to test your will power. Once at the top take a second to celebrate, it is all downhill for the remainder of the race!

Mile 3

Runners make their way through camping fields with amazing views of the lake and then work their way down the switchbacks to bring themselves to the base of the mountain. A last push back through the picnic area and then it is time to get muddy!

5k Google Earth


6 Mile Course Information

Description
Mile 1

The course starts out with a run through the picnic areas of the lower lagoon. Runners will climb down into a river bed, through a tunnel and up the other side on their way to the first obstacles. Just before mile one the trail begins a steady incline.

Mile 2

Not too long after the mile one marker the course flattens out as runners make their way through a valley. The 10K course splits off from the 5K course at the base of “Heartbreak Hill” and continues through the valley.

Mile 3

Runners begin a steady incline making their way towards the back of the valley.

Mile 4

The trail continues along the ridgeline with the lake on the left and the valley on the right.

Mile 5

Runners will follow the trail as it bends away from the lake and descends through the valley. 10K’ers will join the 5K course at the top of “Heartbreak Hill” and continue down the trail.

Mile 6

Runners make their way through camping fields with amazing views of the lake and then work their way down the switchbacks to bring themselves to the base of the mountain. A last push back through the picnic area and then it is time to get muddy!

10k Google Earth

 


Hotel and Travel

Radisson Hotel
50 Morgan Street
Hartford, CT 06120

To make a reservation, call (860) 549-2400 and mention “Merrell Down & Dirty” to receive special rates!


To learn more of what to expect on race day, visit the About page located in the left side navigation menu.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers! Click here to read our FAQsClick here to contact us.

 

SEE YOU IN THE MUD