Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Meet the 2024 Official Charities of the Eversource Hartford Marathon


Official Charities Announced for

2024 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon

More than $9.2 million has been raised for community causes through the event


East Hartford, CT The Hartford Marathon Foundation proudly announces the 2024 Official Charity partners for the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay and Charity 5K. The premier marathon event in Connecticut will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2024, providing its 21 Official Charities an opportunity to rally participants, supporters and volunteers to raise funds and awareness. Official Charities support community and philanthropic initiatives across the region, offering participants a built-in platform to bring deeper meaning and greater positive impact to their race.


The race event also provides unique opportunity for local companies and organizations to gain visibility and employee/member engagement benefits while supporting community causes. Through the HMF Community Partner Program, opportunities are available for companies to engage in the event and direct a donation to an Official Charity of choice.

Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon 2024 Official Charities:

Achilles International-Connecticut Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association

Anchor Health

Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Connecticut Children’s Foundation

CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Donate Life Connecticut

For All Ages
Girls on the Run Connecticut

Habitat for Humanity of North Central CT

Hospital for Special Care

Joe Andruzzi Foundation

Jordan Porco Foundation

Megan Schulman Memorial Foundation

Postpartum Support Intl, CT Chapter
Ron Foley Foundation
Salvation Army of Greater Hartford Area


The Riley Farm Rescue

Tighed Together

Urban League of Greater Hartford


“Our Official Charities include long-standing and new partners that support meaningful causes and initiatives that benefit the region,” said Josh Miller, President of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. “Event participants, volunteers and local companies continue to step up to support and rally around our charity partners, enhancing the incredibly positive impact of the marathon that is made possible by Eversource and our generous sponsor partners.”


More than $9.2 million has been raised for charity through the event since its inception in 1994, with $340,000 raised last year in the event’s 30th running. Last year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon generated an economic boost of $10.7 million for the region.


Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon registration is open and the 2024 HMF race calendar is available 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 East Hartford, Connecticut, the Foundation organizes more than 30 annual races, including the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon and the Susie Beris, MD, Youth Running Program. For more information, visit and follow on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @runHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Global Running Day giveaways to get moving!


For the simple love of running, we're celebrating Global Running Day with giveaways to encourage the community to find time to get out there, however it works for you!

Sign up for FREE and run or walk next Wednesday - enjoy a run in solace, take a walk at lunchtime, join a group event, squeeze a mile in between kids' doesn't matter how far or where you go, just go! 

We'll be giving away training shirts, the PRE Perks experience in Hartford and registrations to the Charity 5K at the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Global Running Day downloadable bibs and finisher certificates will also be available for all in your haku participant account after sign-up.
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Anywhere you want to run or walk!
To be eligible to win a prize, simply submit your Global Running Day run or walk through your haku participant account on June 5 or 6. Randomly selected winners will be chosen and announced on Friday, June 7.
View submissions through this link: Community Miles


This month, 650 local students finished their 5-week training through the spring FitKids in School program - more than 20,000 have completed the program to date!

Last month, we donated warm-ups and uniforms to the Bulkeley High School Track & Field team to help them proudly represent their school.

Part of HMF's Susie Beris, MD, Youth Running Program, these experiences are provided FREE to all students and schools thanks to grants and generous donations from the HMF community.

Right now, your donations to the program will be increased by 15% thanks to Webster Bank as part of the Birdies for Charity program. We appreciate your support, make those donations go further through this link.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Many ways to "Run For Good"

Throughout our 30+ years of hosting races throughout CT and the region, we’re proud of the many positive community connections and various organizations that have benefitted from the generosity and kindness of the HMF community.


We want to thank you for supporting Run For Good efforts and also make sure you’re aware of different ways that you can use HMF Events to rally support around a community initiative or charity organization dear to you.  We’ve also got some new initiatives coming up!


American Red Cross blood drive, April 2 – With our office in East Hartford being part of the Goodwin University community, our staff will be on site there with some extra giveaways and goodies to thank donors for supporting this important cause. One Riverside Drive, East Hartford on April 2, from 11:30-5:30.  DETAILS


Official Charity program at the Eversource Hartford Marathon - Deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, April 1!  Official Charities of the 2024 Eversource Hartford commit to event volunteer roles and set fundraising goals for their groups while being supported with program benefits.  LEARN MORE

Outside of the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Group fundraisers throughout the year provide opportunities to bring together runners, walkers, fundraisers, volunteers and cheerleaders with various levels of support from our team. A successful annual effort with Gilead Community Services at the Middletown 10K and 5K Run/Walk on April 7 is just one example. LEARN MORE


Additionally, a select number of Charity Partner Events are on the HMF calendar each year. These races are produced by HMF to benefit another organization's mission, often with fundraising goals and group participation. Upcoming this spring is the MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship on April 27, which will benefit the Hospital for Special Care Neuromuscular Care Center. And, the CT RACE in the Park in New Britain - the annual Mother's Day weekend event benefits CT Breast Health Initiative.


NEW this year, HMF is participating in the Birdies for Charity program, an effort of the Travelers Championship to drive local fundraising, with a 15% bonus on donations supported by Webster Bank. This is the first year HMF’s Susie Beris MD Youth Running Program will be involved. DONATE


The HMF Can program is a long-running effort in conjunction with Stop & Shop to help alleviate food insecurity in communities.  In the first two weekends of 2024 O’race community events alone, the equivalent of approximately 310 meals was donated by race participants.


Thanks for all that you do to make these efforts successful!