An immersive, interactive virtual expo experience. RUNetwork delivers candid thoughts and insightful chats with industry insiders and inspiring stories from those forging their own finish line journey.

Get tips and access deals on gear and goods in a one-stop digital hub of all things RunHartford 2020. #RunHartfordExpo

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New episodes will be available starting at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 8, and 4:00 pm on Friday, October 9.

Virtual Expo Booths Open Now!


Diversity & Inclusiveness in the Sport of Running: Insights from Maria Solis, founder of the global Latinos Run platform, and World Mountain Running Champion Joseph Gray, founder of Project Inspire Diversity

Maria Solis Belizaire, Founder, Latinos Run & Latinas Run
Joe Gray, World Champion Mountain Runner

2020: What Could Have Been: Discussion with 2-time Olympic Team USA member Donn Cabral, ESPN Vice President and Editorial Director of Global Digital Content Patrick Steigman and professional soccer player for Hartford Athletic and former Yale University student athlete Nicky Downs

Donn Cabral, NCAA National Champion and American Record Holder in the 3000m steeplechase, 2x Olympian
Patrick Steigman, Vice President and Editorial Director, Global Digital Content, ESPN
Nicky Downs, USL Pro midfielder, Hartford Athletic


Projections from race directors of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, ToughMudder, Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and Eversource Hartford Marathon moderated by the president of Running USA

Mike Nishi, Partner, Chicago Event Management
Kyle McLaughlin, CEO, Tough Mudder
Jan Seeley, Co-Director, Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon
Beth Shluger, President/CEO, Hartford Marathon Foundation
Jeff Matlow, Founder/CEO, imATHLETE and President, Running USA


Giving back: Learn about the positive impact Eversource Hartford Marathon participants make from the charities who directly benefit from event donations

Getting Inspired: Meet runners and walkers from across a spectrum of experiences who are making it to their finish line this October

Breaking the tape: Watch regional elite runners vie to make their training and commitment take them to the podium of the New England’s Finest 5K Throwdown race


Curated culinary exploration: Explore Parkville Market, Connecticut’s first-ever food hall, to get a taste of the new local flavors tucked along the route of the traditional race course in Hartford.


Deals & discounts: Order the gear you need and the goods you want to prepare for and then celebrate this unique race experience. Visit vendors‘ virtual booths to snag sweet deals.