Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Raise funds while you run in Hartford!

Fundraising for other non-profit organizations has been a cornerstone of the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon since its inception in 1994. We developed the Official Charity program to foster this charitable giving and represent the generous spirit of race day.

The 2019 Official Charity program at the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon encourages participants to run, walk or volunteer for a cause to make this special day even more meaningful. The Crowdrise fundraising platform allows Official Charities and other non-profit organizations to accept donations and rally their own team to track their progress. 

Please check out the variety of worthwhile causes and organizations involved in the Official Charity program through the link below. Consider joining their team as a runner, fundraiser or volunteer:

$500 for your fundraising efforts 

In 2017, we created the “David Polk Perpetual Award” to give everyone who fundraises the opportunity to earn an additional $500 toward their charity. 

A founding board member of the Hartford Marathon Foundation, David Polk dedicated 23 years of leadership, stewardship and generosity. In his honor, the "Perpetual Award" will award the individual who raises the most pledges for charity with another $500 donation from HMF to their charity. Note this is open to everyone participating on behalf of a certified non-profit charity organization, it is not limited to Official Charities. The winner will be recognized publicly at the Finish Line ceremony of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and have their name inscribed on the perpetual trophy. 

For consideration of this award, individuals MUST submit their information through THIS FORM by noon on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The top fundraiser will be contacted by email on October 10 to coordinate the finish line presentation on race day. 

Please contact with questions prior to October 9. 

2019 Official Charities
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation 
Hospital for Special Care 
Achilles International-Connecticut Chapter 
Connecticut Children's Medical Center 
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Healing Meals Community Project
A Foundation Building Strength
Abby’s Helping Hand
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
Connecticut Education Foundation
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Donate Life Connecticut
Girls on the Run Greater Hartford
Independence Unlimited
Jordan Porco Foundation
Journey Home
Mental Health Connecticut
Oak Hill
Ron Foley Foundation, Inc.
Susan G. Komen New England
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut