CHARITIES

RUN FOR GOOD

The Eversource Hartford Marathon is proud of the many generous athletes who run for a cause and use the marathon, half marathon, Team 13.1 relay or Charity 5K as a fundraiser.

Please consider running, walking, volunteering or fundraising for one of the event’s official charities:

  • Achilles International-Connecticut Chapter
  • American Red Cross
  • Chrysalis Center
  • Circle of Care
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Donate Life Connecticut
  • For All Ages
  • Gifts of Love
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Girls on the Run Greater Hartford
  • Healing Meals Community Project
  • Hospital for Special Care
  • Jordan Porco Foundation
  • Operation Paws on the Ground
  • Ron Foley Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen New England
  • The Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

Learn more about each charity and join their team to fundraise or donate:

Have a charity you want to raise funds for? Use the Eversource Hartford Marathon GoFundMe platform and your charitable efforts can be recognized within the event’s positive impact in 2021: DETAILS

HMF FITKIDS IN SCHOOL FREE RUNNING PROGRAMS

Want to share the love of running with kids? Please consider a donation to one of HMF’s free school-based running programs. More…

APPLY TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL CHARITY

The Eversource Hartford Marathon “Official Charity” program is limited exclusively to a small number of nonprofit organizations. This limited offering allows charity partners to maximize the promotion and value of their involvement with the Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF). Runners have the freedom to run on behalf of any nonprofit organization of their choosing but HMF will only authorize the “Official Charity” status and all its benefits to the designated organizations. For details about charity benefits and obligations, please click here.

DAVID POLK CHAMPIONS FOR CHARITY AWARD

David Polk, a founding member of the Hartford Marathon Foundation Board of Directors, has been a constant source of inspiration, ethics and fundraising for our organization.

In 2017 in recognition of David Polk’s 23 years of leadership, stewardship, and generosity, the Hartford Marathon Foundation established the David Polk Champions for Charity Award in his honor.

This award is presented each year at the Marathon Finish Line to the single individual who raises the most pledges for charity. The winner will have their name inscribed on the perpetual trophy and $500 will be donated from HMF to their charity.