FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hartford Marathon Foundation Recognizes Inspirational Athletes
Nominations Accepted for 2012 Elite Inspiration Team at
ING Hartford Marathon
April 2012, Glastonbury, CT – 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 'events' 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' 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, please visit