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Join the Celebrations in Hartford on October 12

October 1, 2019 - Glastonbury, CT – The Hartford Marathon Foundation’s (HMF) 2019 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon theme “I Can, I Will” recognizes the incredible personal strength demonstrated by thousands of participants each year.  Race day is about so much more than the elite runners who win the race; it’s the thousands of volunteers, spectators and everyday participants that will make October 12, 2019 one of the most exciting days to be in greater Hartford.  With marathon, half marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K race options, there’s a distance for runners of all abilities to step up to the start line, with walkers welcome in the 5K.


HMF is currently seeking volunteers to support race participants and be part of this positive community event.  It takes about 2,500 volunteers to make the event happen and positions are still available at the HMF Fitness Expo on October 10 & 11 in the XL Center and on race day in Bushnell Park and on the race courses.  Community members may rally a group of friends or colleagues to volunteer together for a rewarding experience.  Volunteers get their own swag, food and incentive credits for free or reduced price races and merchandise.


More details and volunteer registration is available at


Tens of thousands of cheering spectators are another integral part of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon- their positive energy helps make race day an incredible experience at the finish line and along the courses in Hartford, East Hartford, South Windsor and West Hartford.  HMF is offering free spectator party kits with cowbells, noisemakers and cheer cards at the HMF Fitness Expo on October 10 & 11 on a first-come, first-served basis.


Registration for the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K is open at


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 and on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @RunHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events.