Hartford Marathon Foundation Announces Running Ambassador Team

Hartford Marathon Foundation Unveils Team HMF 2016


March 8, 2016, Glastonbury, CT ‰ÛÒ
The Hartford Marathon Foundation is pleased to announce the final
selection of members for Team HMF in 2016.  This group of 17 women and
13 men represents runners
from diverse backgrounds and age groups. They come from throughout the
southern New England area and represent a wide range of experiences.
From health and fitness professionals to parents and teachers, their
motivations differ but they share the passion to live healthier, be
stronger and help others. The members of Team HMF are eager to inspire
and encourage their peers.


majority of members are returning from 2015. Members were chosen based
on their race experience, social media activity, community involvement
and commitment to spreading HMF‰Ûªs mission. Team members will embody the
mission through efforts to promote health, fitness and enjoyment
throughout the regional running community.


ambassadors, members will be seen racing in Team HMF uniforms,
participating in awareness initiatives and sharing perspective on HMF
events through their personal experiences, all in an effort to encourage
athletes of all abilities to get out and run.


Team HMF 2016:

Sarah Bourdeau, East Haven, CT 

Marc Cerrone, Pomfret Center, CT

Stacey Clark, East Berlin, CT

Amie Conner, Wethersfield, CT

John Coppola, Middletown, CT

Jeanne Corey, Winsted, CT

Alberto Cortes, West Hartford, CT

Nichole Donzella, Windsor, CT

Stephanie Gagliardi, East Hartford, CT 

Sue Hayes, Newington, CT

Robyn Hollister, Glastonbury, CT

Scott Hollister, Glastonbury, CT

Wendy Ku, Farmington, CT

Tony Labriola, Southbury, CT

Adam Lippencott, Hartford, CT

Marty Maldonado, Unionville, CT

Kimberly Markey, Kensington, CT

Elizabeth Mashiak, Middletown, CT

Kristina Miner, Newington, CT

Ryan Morgan, Wethersfield, CT

Katie Ouellette, Barkhamsted, CT

Diane Perry, Bloomfield, CT 

Eric Pouliot, Fiskdale, MA

Carlos Quiles, New Britain, CT

Elanna Rubenstein, Bristol, CT 

Susan Rubenstein, Simsbury, CT

Dwayne Taylor, Windsor, CT

Chris Trotta, Longmeadow, MA

Kevin Vallez, Ellington, CT 

Jesse Wanzer, Glastonbury, CT


are looking forward to another year working with such an enthusiastic,
diverse and inspiring group of local runners.  We are thrilled to have
their help in promoting the importance of an active lifestyle to new and
experienced athletes,‰Û said Beth Shluger, CEO and Executive Director of
the Hartford Marathon Foundation. ‰ÛÏThe Team this year is comprised of
both new and returning members who were hand-picked based on their
ability to personify the Hartford Marathon Foundation‰Ûªs commitment to
creating a healthier, more active community.‰Û


members will train and race in Team HMF apparel, post updates and
photos through social media channels, participate in race-day
initiatives and other group activities and compete in races throughout
the region. 


About the Hartford Marathon Foundation

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 approximately 42 annual athletic races,
including the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, and
training programs for young runners. For more information, visit www.HartfordMarathon.com and follow on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @runHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events

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