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Eversource Marathon will be cancelled, to be replaced with virtual events

The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half-Marathon will be a virtual race this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HARTFORD, July 7, 2020 – Connecticut’s largest running event will be going virtual thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will be a virtual event from October 8-11 instead of a series of three races – marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) and a 5K road race (3.1 miles) at Bushnell Park in Hartford, the marathon announced.

This year, the event will include a new 10K race (6.2 miles), a 5K race and three new multi-distance race challenges to encourage participation.

One hundred percent of the $25 race entry fee will be donated to local through the HMF Gives charity.

“While it’s not possible to stage the Eversource Hartford Marathon in the exact same way this fall, it remains crucial for this cherished race tradition to have purpose and benefit participants, charity causes and the local economy as it has for the last 26 years,” said Beth Shluger, race director of the Hartford Marathon and the CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. “We are committed to making this an amazing experience that is uniquely special for the unprecedented times we’re in.

“We will continue to give runners and walkers of all ages, experiences, backgrounds and abilities positive goals to aspire to, we’ll support them along their journey and celebrate them for their achievements,” she said. “Every single person involved will know they made a positive difference by participating in the 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon.”

Learn more at the Hartford Marathon website.

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