June 20, 2011 | last updated May 31, 2012 7:11 pm

ING extends sponsorship of Hartford Marathon

Dutch Financial services giant ING, which has major operations in Greater Hartford, on Monday announced that it has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the ING Hartford Marathon through 2012.

ING has sponsored the race, which attracts more than 12,000 runners and 30,000 spectators to the city each year, since 2008, and its current sponsorship agreement was set to expire at the end of 2011.

The 2011 event will take place Oct. 15th in Bushnell Park.

"Working with ING as title sponsor has allowed us to add new race programs to our events, catapulting us to become a signature race event in New England," said Beth Shluger, Executive Director of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. "We are delighted to be in the ranks with the ING New York City Marathon and ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon and we hope the partnership continues for many more years to come."

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