Harvard Pilgrim Half Marathon and 4-Mile Race


Wesleyan racing legends Bill Rodgers '70 and Amby Burfoot '68


Sunday, April 6, 2014
Start time: Kids 10:45 a.m., Half and 4-Mile 11:30 a.m.


Main Street, Middletown, CT

Event details

The Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half starts and finishes on Middletown’s Main Street, selected as “the most romantic Main Street in the U.S.” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This artful Main Street is brimming with swanky restaurants, cool bars, an award-winning local chocolatier, a delectable cupcake bakery and much more!

And we’ve added the Legends 4-Mile run so we have a distance for every runner! A post-race, street party with local food and drink caps off a great race in a great place.

Every runner will receive a custom finisher medal!


Bill Rodgers ’70

[Bill Rodgers]

Bill is a former American record holder in the marathon, best known for his victories in the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon in the late 1970's. Bill won both races four times each between 1975 and 1980, twice breaking the American record at Boston. Bill was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team and ran the Marathon for the U.S.A. in Montreal.

"This is a great course that includes sections of the X-Country course Amby, Jeff (Galloway) and I ran when we were Wesleyan students."

Amby Burfoot '68

[Amby Burfoot]

Amby was the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon. After retiring from competition, he became a running journalist and author. Amby was the top editor (editor-in-chief) at Runner's World for many years. He still writes for the publication in addition to serving as editor-at-large.

"In my four years at Wesleyan, I ran about a zillion miles on these lovely, rolling roads, and I look forward to returning and running them again


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