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ING Hartford accepting “Elite Inspiration” Team Nominees

Hartford Marathon
Foundation Recognizes Inspirational Athletes

Nominations
accepted for 2012 Elite Inspiration Team at ING Hartford Marathon 

 

April 2012, Glastonbury, CT ‰ÛÒ The Hartford Marathon Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2nd
annual Elite Inspiration Team. The Team was created to recognize the many
amazing personal journeys and experiences that compel runners to take part in
ING Hartford Marathon events. The Foundation is accepting nominations for truly
inspiring personalities and compelling personal stories from runners participating
in the 5K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon. Winners will be provided with Elite
level benefits including complimentary hotel stay, Pasta Supper and marathon
apparel. The ING Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will run on
Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Bushnell Park, Hartford.

 

Nominations will be accepted based on personal achievements,
positive leadership roles within the community and a dedication to living
healthy lifestyles.  Runners can
nominate themselves or others who they feel have a compelling inspirational
story to share surrounding their participation in the 2012 ING Hartford
Marathon. Profiles can be submitted from any age or skill level but should
highlight the story behind the runner. Nomination forms are available on the
‰Û÷events‰Ûª page for the ING Hartford Marathon at www.INGHartfordMarathon.com.
Nominations are accepted April 23- through June 30. Winners will be notified in
July.

 

Last year, the inaugural Elite Inspiration Team comprised of
11 members representing various backgrounds, locations and experiences.  The team members‰Ûª personal journeys and
accomplishments were nothing short of inspiring, from dramatic weight loss
accomplishments and overcoming health challenges to training aboard the USS
Hartford out at sea.

 

‰ÛÏWe had an incredible group in our Elite Inspiration Team
last year and we‰Ûªre privileged to welcome new nominees and learn more about the
amazing individuals that take part in ING Hartford Marathon activities.‰Û said
Beth Shluger, Executive Director of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

 

The ING Hartford Marathon has received national recognition
for its commitment to providing all runners with exceptional services,
including award-winning post-race food and extensive efforts to off-set the
environmental impact of the event. A repeat recipient of recognition by the
Road Runners Club of America, the Marathon has earned State Championship and
Regional Championship status. 

 

About the Hartford Marathon Foundation

Founded in 1994, the Hartford Marathon Foundation was
created to bring large-scale athletic events to the city of Hartford and state
of Connecticut. Now in its 19th year, the Foundation organizes over
50 runs, triathlons and training programs for adults and children.  Annually, over 43,000 athletes and
60,000 spectators participate in Foundation events.  HMF has been awarded numerous accolades for their
eco-friendly initiatives and commitment to organizing programs that promote
health, fitness and enjoyment for all participants. For more information,
please visit HartfordMarathon.com

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