Monday, June 28, 2021

Run for Good at the Eversource Hartford Marathon

We're proud to continue the great tradition of the Official Charity program at the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, October 9, 2021.  Check out the great partners who will be participating with us this year, sign up to support a local cause with your race! DETAILS


Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon
Official Charities Pledge to Raise Funds for Community in October

Beloved race tradition returns in-person to support community, youth and local economic boost

The much anticipated return of the premier Hartford Marathon Foundation annual fall event - the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 13.1 Relay and Charity 5K - will continue to benefit worthy causes in the community.  The Official Charity program for the October 9 race features 19 organizations committed to rallying participants, supporters and volunteers to raise funds and awareness.
Official Charities support community and philanthropic initiatives across the region, offering an opportunity for individuals as well as companies to make their event participation have deeper meaning and greater positive impact. The unique new HMF Community Partner Program provides companies with event visibility and employee engagement benefits while also directing a donation to an Official Charity of their choice.
2021 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon Official Charities:

Achilles International-Connecticut Chapter

American Red Cross

Chrysalis Center

Circle of Care

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Donate Life Connecticut

For All Ages

Gifts of Love

Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Girls on the Run Greater Hartford

Healing Meals Community Project

Hospital for Special Care

Jordan Porco Foundation

Operation Paws on the Ground

Ron Foley Foundation

Susan G. Komen New England

The Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

More than $8.2 million has been raised for charity through the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon since its inception in 1994. Forced to be produced as a virtual race due to the pandemic, the 2020 event generated approximately $517,000 for charity as a "Movement With Purpose" supported by sponsor partners led by Eversource.
“We are so excited to get back together again this October and provide an opportunity for our local charity partners to engage with the community directly while crucial funds are raised to support their missions," said Beth Shluger, President and CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.  "Safety remains our top priority and meticulous planning has been underway for months to accommodate thousands of participants to reach personal goals and cross the grand finish line under the Arch again this October.  We encourage participants to make their race even more meaningful by supporting one of these great charity partners."
The 2021 race calendar is available and registration is open at  For more details on the HMF Community Partner Program, contact

About the Hartford Marathon Foundation
A nonprofit organization founded in 1994, the Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) mission is to promote healthy living through fitness and physical activity for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, gender identities, orientations and experience levels, and to use HMF events to support charity, sustainability, tourism and economic growth in communities. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the Foundation organizes more than 30 annual races, including the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon and youth training programs. For more information, visit and follow on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @runHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events.