Hartford Marathon Ready to Run

11 Oct, 2019

The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) is pleased to announce the final selections of the 2019 Aiello Inspiration Team at the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon on October 12. This year’s team highlights inspiring individuals who have shared what they are capable of, what they've overcome to get there and why they are motivated to cross the finish line in Hartford.

Participants shared heartwarming stories on the reasons they run – to overcome illness or difficult times, for weight loss and health, to honor loved ones who have passed away. Their intrinsic motivation, strength and determination represent the spirit of race day in Hartford.

“Recognizing an inspiring group of people is part of our tradition,” said Beth Shluger, CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Race Director of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. “It’s the people that make race day special- their courage, hard work and persistence make this day so meaningful.”

2019 Aiello Inspiration Team (and the race they are running):

David Alejandro, Naugatuck, CT – Marathon

Marisa Boasa, Ellington, CT – Half Marathon

Kaitlyn Desrochers, Putnam, CT – Half Marathon

Amanda Evans, East Haven, CT – Half Marathon

Smith Kidkarndee, Hebron, CT – Marathon

Kim Lowman, East Granby, CT – Half Marathon

Ashley Russell, Avon, CT – Charity 5K

Jesse Sythe, Wethersfield, CT – Half Marathon

Mary Tesch, Middlebury, CT – Marathon

Megan Weeks, Princeton, Massachusetts – Marathon

“We are proud to support this special group year after year,” said Michael Jezouit of Aiello Home Services. "The stories of these inspiring individuals have the power to motivate others, and we are honored to help recognize their efforts."

Members of the Aiello Inspiration Team will receive:

·      Custom event apparel

·      Complimentary PRE Perks package with VIP parking, access to pre-race VIP area and personal baggage check

·      Mail My Packet service to receive bib and shirt

·      Personalized bib

Additionally, they will be invited to the Kick-off reception in Hartford, profiled within the Eversource Hartford Marathon Insider’s Guide and highlighted within team promotions at the HMF Fitness Expo on October 10 and 11.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation is joined by Aiello Home Services, sponsor of the team, in the effort to recognize individuals whose determination and perseverance serve as an inspiration and motivation for others.

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 and on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @RunHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events.

About Aiello Home Services: As a locally owner and operated, fourth generation family business, Aiello Home Services is proud to serve as one of Connecticut’s largest Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical companies. They are an Eversource-authorized home energy analysis provider, further expanding the services Aiello offers. The families they serve trust in their background-checked, highly trained, licensed team of professionals to maintain the comfort of their homes. With opportunities such as the Eversource Hartford Marathon, they find pride in giving back to their community. To learn more about Aiello Home Services please visit


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