The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) is proud to welcome participants to a unique new event, MOVE! With the Urban League of Greater Hartford. The event will be produced in Hartford’s historic Keney Park on Saturday, July 30, and feature a 4K run and walk, free kids races and a fitness festival of activities for all ages, including Zumba, Double Dutch, and live entertainment. MOVE! is supported by Pratt & Whitney and proceeds will go toward helping the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s work to improve racial equity and economic empowerment through education, employment, housing, health and social justice programs.
The event encourages participants to get out and move, celebrating the benefits of being active while enjoying Hartford’s outdoor amenities. A MOVE! festival will offer a variety of activities in conjunction with the 4K, which will take place within the park in a 2.5 mile loop.
The family-friendly event offers participants ages 12 and under free entry to the 4K or the shorter HMF FitKids races of quarter mile, half mile or one mile distances. The entry fee is $20 for adults 22+ and $10 for 12-21 year olds and includes a cotton shirt (available to purchase for children 12 and under).
“We are honored to work with our friends at the Urban League of Greater Hartford to collaborate on this new event, welcoming the community to celebrate the benefits of movement and encouraging an active and healthy community together,” said Beth Shluger, founder and CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. “The support provided by Pratt & Whitney makes it possible to produce this race to benefit the great work of the Urban League and also show off the beauty of Keney Park, a great destination to walk, run and visit.”
Volunteers and sponsor partners interested in supporting the event can reach out to Hartford Marathon Foundation or the Urban League of Greater Hartford.
“If you want to go far, go together,” said David Hopkins, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford. “This event brings HMF, corporate partners like Pratt & Whitney, and Greater Hartford together to show how important physical activity is to a healthy, empowered and economically mobile community.”
Learn more about MOVE! With the Urban League and upcoming events at www.HartfordMarathon.com. Follow the conversations on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @RunHMF or Instagram at HMF_Events.
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 youth runners. For more information, visit http://www.HartfordMarathon.com and on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @RunHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events.
About the Urban League of Greater Hartford
The Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc. is a community-based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Established in 1964 as the National Urban League’s 66th affiliate, its mission is to reduce the economic disparities in Greater Hartford’s communities through programs and services in the areas of youth development, adult education, workforce development and training, economic enrichment, health equity, and social justice. For information about the organization, visit www.ulgh.org or call 860-527-0147. Follow us on social media @ulgh64.