The celebration for the 25th running of the Hartford Marathon focuses on the runners that have crossed its glorious finish line, all 194,370 of them. The Hartford Marathon Foundation recently unveiled a mobile tribute, “Runners Honor Roll”, a colorfully wrapped vehicle that includes the names of the 194,370 participants who have crossed the finish line in Hartford each October since 1994. It is traveling the region to build excitement for the 25th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Visitors to the Runners Honor Roll are encouraged to find their name based on the year(s) they finished in Hartford. Participants can relive the glory of their finish, share the reason they run this event and receive festive swag and goodies, such as silver cowbells, Dunkin Donuts gift cards, DICK’s Sporting Goods $10 certificates or swag provided by Eversource.
“As the founder of this event, I have been privileged to stand at the finish line and watch hundreds of thousands of participants reach goals and achieve something so special,” said Beth Shluger, CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Race Director of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. “We are thrilled to celebrate every one of those finishers this year and Runners Honor Roll encourages them to relive those great moments. We invite everyone back to Hartford for a cherished annual tradition – whether participants are still running or want to walk with us in the 5K or volunteer, there’s something special that everyone can be a part of on October 13.”
Runners Honor Roll was designed by Heidi Hogan of The Creative Mile and produced by XL Color. The mobile tribute is proudly supported by Dunkin Donuts and DICK’s Sporting Goods. For more information on the locations and dates of Runners Honor Roll stops through October, visit the Hartford Marathon Foundation blog.
About the Hartford Marathon Foundation: The Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to create and manage fitness events that inspire people to be healthy and fit. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the Hartford Marathon Foundation organizes more than 30 annual athletic races, including the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, and training programs for youth runners. For more information, visit www.HartfordMarathon.com and follow on Facebook at HMF.