More than $8.5 million has been raised for local charity through the event
APRIL 2022, Glastonbury –The Hartford Marathon Foundation is excited to announce the continued partnership with Eversource as the title sponsor of Connecticut’s premier marathon event through the year 2025. The Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon has contributed greatly to the local economy since its inception in 1994, and has provided a platform for local charities to raise funds and awareness for important community causes. More than $8.5 million has been raised through the event by Official Charities through the years.
The 2022 Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K will be back in full swing with its 29th running on October 8, 2022. Due to event capacity restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Eversource Hartford Marathon hosted a scaled down 6,000 participants that brought an estimated $4.8 million of economic value to the area. Spectators, participants and volunteers came to the area to enjoy race festivities, Hartford lodging and local shopping and dining through the weekend. In addition, HMF spent approximately $1.1 million in the local community for operations, supplies, safety and security, professional staff and other resources necessary to stage the event.
“We are so grateful for our continued partnership with Eversource to keep this great race tradition thriving in our state. With their support, the event can continue to contribute to the economy through the thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators patronizing local businesses and through the boost for local charities,” said Beth Shluger, CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Race Director of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. “We are proud of the Official Charity program in providing a vehicle for our community to stand together and cross their finish line with purpose.”
Official Charities of the 2022 event will be announced later this spring.
“Our partnership with the Hartford Marathon Foundation has been a tremendous success and something that’s near to my heart, and we’re thrilled to extend our sponsorship through 2025,” said Eversource President and CEO Joe Nolan. “Working side by side with HMF since we became the title sponsor in 2014, we recognize how important this premiere event is for the greater Hartford area and the region. The marathon raises millions of dollars every year, which significantly contributes to the local economy and supports dozens of charitable organizations who greatly rely on those funds to operate. The hundreds of Eversource employees who run or volunteer for the marathon each year are as eager as I am to keep the Eversource Hartford Marathon on course well into the future.”
In addition to the widely known signature race in greater Hartford, HMF produces 30+ race events annually, from multiple distance races, to triathlon, 5Ks for charity and a 3-state endurance relay race. Registration for the 2022 Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K is open now, with events on the 2022 calendar through October open for registration at www.hartfordmarathon.com.
About the Hartford Marathon Foundation
The Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to create and manage fitness events that inspire people to be healthy and fit. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the Hartford Marathon Foundation organizes more than 30 annual athletic races, including the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, and training programs for young runners. For more information, visit www.HartfordMarathon.com and follow on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @runHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events.