Calling on inspirational and motivational athletes to submit an application to be part of this year’s Aiello Inspiration Team at the NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. We love this tradition of giving well-deserved attention and great perks to athletes that make positive contributions to their communities or humbly serve as inspirations to others.
The group of athletes will represent the best examples from efforts across the running community to support health, charity, children and community initiatives. Candidate submissions must reflect the ways in which the runner has been positively linked to these initiatives or been an encouraging role model.
Applications will be accepted from runners of any age or skill level participating in the October 11th NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. Runners can nominate themselves or others who they feel represent inspiring qualities.
We will provide Aiello Inspiration Team members with elite level benefits during race weekend including complimentary hotel stay, Pasta Supper tickets and marathon apparel. Additionally, they will receive an Elite Runner Package (value $80) including limited access parking adjacent to the start/finish line, Mail My Packet service to receive bib and shirt in late September, pre-race massage service and exclusive access to private portalets (a most coveted perk!) and secure private lockers to store personal items.
Application forms are available on the NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon Registration Tab under Aiello Inspiration Team. Nominations will be accepted through June 30 and then a panel committee will review applications and winners will be notified in July.
The first inspiration team was introduced in 2011. Aiello Home Services signed on to support the Aiello Inspiration Team last year to help recognize the many amazing personal journeys and experiences that compel runners to take part in Hartford Marathon Foundation events.