Hogsback Half Marathon

Saturday, September 23, 2023 • Colebrook, CT • Course Map

Set among the rolling hills of northwestern Connecticut near the border with Massachusetts, the Hogsback Half Marathon is described by race organizers as an event with a “very fast and stunning course,” which draws between 150 to 200 runners each year.

The 13.1-mile race takes place during the area’s peak fall foliage season, and the course takes runners from the starting line at the Goodwin Dam on Durst Road through the towns of Riverton, Pleasant Valley, Hartland and Colebrook, with ample views of the Farmington River and the nearby Peoples State Forest.

The course features an elevation change over the course of the entire race of about 100 feet, so the race is indeed largely flat. Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers and top 3 finishers in age divisions (no duplicates). This race offers great post-race food and long-sleeve shirts for all pre-registered runners, race organizers add.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the state’s northwestern corner, Colebrook usually experiences moderately cool to mild weather conditions in the early fall, with average monthly temperatures in September that range between 49°F and 68°F.

On race day (Sept. 23), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 65ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Hogsback Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:15 AM – early start for runners needing more than 3 hours to finish
  • 9:00 AM – general start


  • $45 – $70 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Hogsback Half Marathon, register online at RunSignup.com here.

Official Race Website



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