The Hartford Marathon Foundation supports and enables charity fundraising efforts for individuals and groups throughout the calendar of events. Consider choosing a race to rally group support around an organization important to you, or joining the effort for a partner charity at an event on your calendar (check the “Run For Good” tab within the event site pages to learn more on each event). As a non-profit organization itself, HMF serves as a catalyst for participants and supporters. There are many ways to get involved as a group, individual fundraiser or race participant!

Please note, all donations made directly to the Hartford Marathon Foundation support the HMF Susie Beris, MD Youth Running Program, which helps children of all ages develop a lifelong love of running. LEARN MORE

In addition, HMF’s flagship Eversource Hartford Marathon annual event, engaging more than 53,000 people in 2023, supports an Official Charity program and individual race participant fundraising efforts contributing more than $9.2 million in donations since 1994. LEARN MORE

Outside of raising funds, participants in many HMF Events have the opportunity to donate non-perishable foods to the HMF Can initiative on race day. HMF Can is supported by Stop & Shop to help alleviate food insecurity in communities. Check the “Run For Good” tab within the event site pages to learn about local efforts.


No need to manage race logistics, you focus efforts on rallying supporters together for your cause at an HMF event and we take care of the rest. Bring together runners, walkers, fundraisers, volunteers and cheerleaders – depending on group size, support can include:

  • Group registration link and reports
  • Discount code
  • Secure fundraising platform
  • On-site space for group hospitality
  • Volunteer perks

Contact for details.

Success stories include Team Gilead, who have raised more than $263,000 through group participation in the Middletown 10K and 5K Run/Walk since 2015. In 2023, they brought a team of 500 walkers, runners, cheerleaders and volunteers to the event, including clients, board members and community members. Check out how they create a campaign around their involvement to make a big impact. DETAILS…

Mystic Half Marathon and 10K has generated more than $172,000 to benefit the charitable works of the Mystic Rotary Club since the event began in 2015.


Support a cause just by registering and showing up on race day! Additional fundraising events HMF produces for other organizations include:

MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship, to benefit Hospital for Special Care Neuromuscular Care Center – Saturday, April 27, 2024

CT Race in the Park, to benefit CT Breast Health Initiative – Saturday, May 11, 2024

Zero Prostate 5K, to benefit national and local organizations who share the mission to end prostate cancer – Sunday, June 9, 2024

Donny’s Dash, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford – Saturday, November 2, 2024

Norwich Winterfest 5K, to benefit Reliance Health, Inc. non-profit community mental health center – Saturday, December 7, 2024


The HMF running community has shown time and again their willingness to rally around a worthy cause. Learn more about historical efforts of the incredible community in action HERE

In response to declining participation in local blood drives, HMF is joining the Goodwin University community to encourage sign-ups for the April 2 donation event. Staff will be on site providing extra goodies with thanks for supporting the important effort. SIGN UP