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Why Use a Pace Team

Hartford Marathon Foundation’s Half Marathon and Marathon Pace Teams, sponsored by ProHealth Physicians, are a free resource for participants. Experienced pace leaders run a steady pace and keep track of that pace during the race so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing in a certain time.

Picking your pace team depends on what your finish line goal time is. Choose a pace group that reflects your training and ability level based on finish times during training, and allows you to run at a comfortable rate throughout the race.

If you can’t decide between two paces, it is recommended that you start with the slower pace, as you can always pick it up later in the race.

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Travel Like a Runner: What to pack for marathon weekend

You’ve been training for months for the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K and the big day is fast approaching. Whether you’re local to Connecticut or traveling to Hartford from out of state, packing will be your next challenge. Here are weekend packing tips to make the experience as smooth as comfortable as possible.


Heart Healthy Events

With kids going back to school and the seasons changing, Fall is a great time to hit the “reset” button. In addition to regularly offered webinars, Stop & Shop Nutrition Partners will offer back-to-routine inspired virtual classes and cooking demos to their schedule.

  • Looking for tips for packing those back-to-school lunches? Join us for Feeding Healthy Appetites: A Guide for Parents.
  • Join our cooking demos, Serving Up…, where we’ll “serve up” seasonal ideas for your table. Get our favorite tips, tricks, and hacks to make cooking easy, fun, and nutritious!
  • Get the scoop on the latest food and nutrition trends in 15 minutes or less in our Setting the Trend Straight classes.
  • Go through the store aisles highlighting foods that support your immune system and help your family feel healthy in Immunity by the Aisles.

The Benefits of Having a Body in Motion

One of the single most important things you can do for your health is regular physical activity. No matter your age or gender, race or ethnicity, exercise provides immediate and long-term benefits. Physical activity improves your brain health, weight management, reduces disease, strengthens bones and muscles and improves your ability to do everyday activities.