Hartford Marathon Going Virtual This Year

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(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Some changes are in store for this year's Eversource Hartford Marathon.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led organizers to hold a virtual event this year.

CEO and Race Director Beth Shluger says the current times would make it near impossible to hold a race with thousands of runners and tens of thousands of spectators.

Instead, Shluger says the event is being staged as a communitywide fundraiser.

Runners and non-runners are invited to participate between October 8 and October 11.

Registration is $25.

Particpants can choose from the standard marathon and half-marathon, as well as a 10K, 5K and three multi-distance challenges.

Proceeds from registration fees and those who choose to donate additional funds will go to the HMS GIVES initiative.

More information is at hartfordmarathon.com.