October 4, 2018

Eversource extends Hartford Marathon sponsorship

PHOTO | Hartford Marathon Foundation
PHOTO | Hartford Marathon Foundation
Last year's Eversource Hartford Marathon winner Chris Zablocki.

Eversource Energy has extended its title sponsorship of the Hartford Marathon through 2022, the utility said.

Eversource and the Hartford Marathon Foundation announced the extended partnership this week at a kick-off event for this year's 25th annual race on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The partners have annually drawn over 10,000 participants, 2,100 volunteers and tens of thousands of spectators since inking the title sponsorship in 2014. More than 250 runners and volunteers are Eversource employees, the utility said.

HMF, a Glastonbury-based nonprofit organization, has raised over $7.2 million for charities across the region since the marathon's 1994 inception, including more than $400,000 in 2017.

Meantime, the race generated $14.5 million in economic value in the region last year, as 71,780 spectators, participants and volunteers spent an estimated $9.6 million on lodging, shopping and dining, among other spending, according to Avon research firm Witan Intelligence Inc.

Registration is still open for the 26.2 mile marathon, 13.1 mile half, 26.2 mile team relay, charity 5k and kids run.

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