The Hartford Marathon Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2nd annual Elite Inspiration Team. The Team was created to recognize the many amazing personal journeys and experiences that compel runners to take part in ING Hartford Marathon events. The Foundation is accepting nominations for truly inspiring personalities and compelling personal stories from runners participating in the 5K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon. Winners will be provided with Elite level benefits including complimentary hotel stay, Pasta Supper and marathon apparel. The ING Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will run on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Bushnell Park, Hartford.
Nominations will be accepted based on personal achievements, positive leadership roles within the community and a dedication to living healthy lifestyles. Runners can nominate themselves or others who they feel have a compelling inspirational story to share surrounding their participation in the 2012 ING Hartford Marathon. Profiles can be submitted from any age or skill level but should highlight the story behind the runner. Nomination forms are available on the ‘events’ page for the ING Hartford Marathon at www.INGHartfordMarathon.com. Nominations are accepted April 23- through June 30. Winners will be notified in July.
Last year, the inaugural Elite Inspiration Team comprised of 11 members representing various backgrounds, locations and experiences. The team members’ personal journeys and accomplishments were nothing short of inspiring, from dramatic weight loss accomplishments and overcoming health challenges to training aboard the USS Hartford out at sea.
The ING Hartford Marathon has received national recognition for its commitment to providing all runners with exceptional services, including award-winning post-race food and extensive efforts to off-set the environmental impact of the event. A repeat recipient of recognition by the Road Runners Club of America, the Marathon has earned State Championship and Regional Championship status.