Hartford Marathon Foundation Adds Women’s Apparel Sponsor

May 2012, Glastonbury, CT ‰ÛÒ The non-profit Hartford Marathon Foundation is pleased to announce a
new sponsor partnership with Aspaeris. The sponsorship extends to support Simsbury‰Ûªs Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon,
10K & 5K on June 3rd, the Red Dress Run for Women presented by
United Healthcare on July 7th in West Hartford, the Women‰Ûªs
Triathlon on September 9th in Farmington and the signature ING
Hartford Marathon on October 13th in Hartford.


The Hartford Marathon Foundation and Connecticut-based
Aspaeris share a mutual goal of supporting and inspiring all athletes to reach
their fitness goals in a safe and comfortable environment. Aspaeris Pivot
Shorts (APS䋢) is the only technical compression short designed exclusively for
female athletes that improves performance, speeds recovery and prevents injury.
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (APS䋢) will be sold at the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon,
10K & 5K, Red Dress Run for Women, the Women‰Ûªs Triathlon and ING Hartford
Marathon. They can also be purchased online at http://www.aspaerispivotshorts.com/aspaeris-products.shtml.


‰ÛÏThe decision to sponsor the Hartford Marathon Foundation
was easy. Both the Foundation and Aspaeris share a commitment to community and
providing the female athlete with the means to perform with confidence,‰Û says
Kari Ricigliano, Marketing Director of Samara Innovations, LLC. ‰ÛÏBoth the Red
Dress Run for Women and the Women‰Ûªs Triathlon embody the Aspaeris spirit of
performing your best while having a lot of fun. In conjunction with the
Foundation’s history of donating to runners’ charities of choice, Aspaeris will
be providing a challenge donation for ING Hartford Marathoners who beat their
prior year race time.”


‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªre pleased to have Aspaeris as one of our official
sponsors,‰Û says Beth Shluger, Executive Director of the Hartford Marathon
Foundation. ‰ÛÏAs part of coordinating fun and exciting events, a main priority
is to make sure all of our athletes are safe on the race course. We‰Ûªre pleased
to introduce Aspaeris Pivot Shorts to our female athletes as a trusted source
for preventing injuries. The Foundation is thankful for their partnership and
looks forward to working together this season.‰Û



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 more than 50 runs, triathlons and duathlons and
hosts training programs for adults and children.  Annually, more than 35,000 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 and benefits to local communities. Please
visit, www.HartfordMarathon.comFoundation.com.



About Aspaeris

Founded by Samara Innovations, LLC in 2010, Aspaeris is a
female-centric sportswear company that strives to protect athletes from injury
and enhance their performance with advanced compression apparel. The Aspaeris
Pivot Short (APS䋢) was created to help prevent non-impact ACL injuries in high-performance
female athletes.  APS‰ã¢ is a unique
compression short that has two layers. The outer short is a high performance
compression short designed to support muscles. The inner short uses
patent-pending technology called Dual Sensory Compression Bands䋢 to help guide
the athlete into proper position while she pivots and runs. Aspaeris sponsors
the NoACLHurt blog which features stories on recently injured or recovering
female athletes. Athletes can also engage Aspaeris via Facebook and Twitter. To
learn more about APS䋢, visit http://www.AspaerisPivotShorts.com.

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