ING Hartford Marathon Recognizes Inspirational Athletes

Nominations accepted for 2012 Elite Inspiration Team at ING Hartford Marathon


GLASTONBURY, Conn. – The Hartford Marathon Foundation is accepting nominations for its Elite Inspiration Team.
Last year, 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,


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 “events” page for the ING Hartford Marathon at 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’ 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.


“We had an incredible group
in our Elite Inspiration Team last year and we’re privileged
to welcome new nominees and learn more about the amazing
individuals that take part in ING Hartford Marathon
activities,” 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, visit: 



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