100% of your $10 purchase of “I RUN FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE” shoelaces directly benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, thanks to the support of Pratt & Whitney. Programs include:

Youth for Unity – A comprehensive, broad-based set of activities and conversation starters for youth ages 6-18 years that helps them appreciate themselves as unique and special individuals; understand our society’s diversity; recognize bias and unfairness, and take personal leadership in confronting bias.

Breaking Down Barriers, the Boys & Girls Club commitment to addressing racism and inequality. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford stands against racism and inequity. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically marginalized, underserved and underrepresented populations. We believe all young people should be afforded the guarantee of fair treatment, access and opportunity. Our mission compels us to support youth in reaching their full potential, which includes identifying and helping to eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation and advancement of some groups in this country, particularly Black, Brown, Indigenous and other persons of color”.

For more information on the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, please visit


Purchase “I RUN FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE” shoelaces in the HMF Shop, through your Eversource Hartford Marathon race registration within the haku system, or at one of the following upcoming HMF events:

RiMaConn Relay post-race party – Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT – August 28
Women’s Triathlon – Winding Trails, Farmington, CT – September 11
Surftown Half Marathon & 5K – Westerly Town Beach, Westerly, RI – September 12
HMF Fitness Expo – XL Center, Hartford, CT – October 2, 7 and 8
Eversource Hartford Marathon Finish Line Expo – Bushnell Park, Hartford CT – October 9