Runners are generous and dedicated, often racing on behalf of other people and causes. More than $6.35 million has been raised through the Official Charity program at the Eversource Hartford Marathon since 1994. We know that many of you run for other causes too, and we want to give you credit for those efforts!! Please left us know if you’re running for charity on October 8 so we can add your efforts to the total for 2016, it’ll just take a moment to sign up here.
There are many ways that runners can help others on race day, it can be as simple as a box of pasta and couple cans of soup!
Through the generosity of runners at HMF events, more than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food was donated to local food banks through HMF Can race-day collection trailers in 2015.
You can help make an even bigger impact in 2016! Please bring non-perishable food donations to benefit FoodShare of Greater Hartford. Collection bins will be located at the Total Fitness Expo in the XL Center from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7. Race day collections will also be taken at bins in Finish Line Expo at Bushnell Park.
The pink jean machine is back at the Finish Line Expo in Bushnell Park! For every $10 donation, get a new pair of Authentic Amethyst jeans, available in many styles for men and women. 100% of proceeds benefit Foodshare of CT and the CT Food Bank as part of the Food for Fashion initiative in partnership with Big Y World Class Market and their annual Sack Hunger program. Cash only donations are accepted with no limit (until supplies last).
Those layers of clothes tossed aside on race morning don’t go to waste either! Big blue Goodwill collection bins will be placed near the start lines for donations. Clothes along the course are also collected - last year, 1,700 pounds of clothing from race day was distributed to local charities.