ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

aka Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc.   |   Glastonbury, CT   |  www.hartfordmarathon.com

Mission

Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit organization whose mission is to encourage individuals and families to adopt and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The organization promotes fitness to all ages and all abilities through community running events, school based programs and community collaborations.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Beth Shluger

Main address

41 Sequin Drive Suite 1

Glastonbury, CT 06033 USA

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EIN

06-1415320

NTEE code info

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a non-profit whose mission is to encourage individuals and families to adopt and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, HMF Events promotes fitness to all ages and all abilities through community running events, school based programs and community collaborations. The Hartford Marathon Foundation was founded on the principles of creating events that improve the health and well-being of our community, helping to combat childhood obesity, and supporting local charities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon

Annual event consisting of a marathon, half marathon, relay, 5K and kids fun run in Hartford, CT. First event was held in 1994.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Through the tremendous generosity of Dr. Susan Beris, a Southbury pediatrician, HMF is greatly expanding its platform of youth running programs in 2022 under the umbrella of the Susie Beris, MD Youth Running Program. The HMF FitKids in School program, designed for children in grades 4-8, will continue under the Susie Beris, MD Youth Running Program umbrella.

The six week training program is supported before, during or after school with a culminating Susie Beris Medal Day celebration event or in-school program completion recognition. The program is provided at NO cost to the student or their participating school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed skills and attitudes to make physical activity a habit

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

HMF FitKids in School

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through HMF FitKids in School, HMF supports elementary and middle school students with a 6 week, goal oriented running program at NO cost to the student or their participating school.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults

Related Program

Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hartford Marathon Foundation is a volunteer-driven organization. Thanks to our volunteers, we have been able to promote health and fitness through organizing multiple fun-filled community events.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hartford Marathon Foundation promotes fitness to all ages and all abilities through over 30 annual community running events, school based programs and community collaborations.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

HMF Events creates individual and family fitness events throughout the year in CT, RI and Western MA. One of HMF Event's primary goals is to address childhood obesity and provide programs that introduce children to the benefits of running, a habit of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. HMF Events is also dedicated to giving back to the communities where our events are held. The “HMF Can" initiative encourages runners to "Outrun Hunger" by bringing donations on race day to be provided to local food banks. HMF Events also encourages participants to "run for good," raising funds for worthwhile causes.

HMF Events produces over 30 health and fitness event each year. Runs and multi-sport events include over 17 5Ks, 5 10Ks, 6 Half-Marathons, 2 Triathlons, and the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon the second Saturday of each October. HMF Events is fully committed to helping school children develop a healthy, active lifestyle. Through HMF FitKids in School we support elementary and middle school students with a 6 week, goal oriented running program at NO cost to the student or their participating school. The culmination is a grand “Final Mile" event complete with music, cheering spectators, commemorative finisher medals, t-shirts, healthy snacks and fitness activities. HMF FitKids in School also offers its HMF FitKids Relay Racers program for those schools and students who prefer to complete their 6 week running program at the Eversource Hartford Marathon.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation was founded in 1994 and has grown into a foundation that is currently planning for the 28th running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon in October 2021. With a small, hard working staff plus thousands of dedicated volunteers, HMF Events is able to produce over 30 health and fitness events each year. HMF Events is well respected in the running community and prides itself on producing well organized events that encourage individuals, families and friends to come together for healthy activities while at the same time, supporting local charities and communities.

Since 1994 HMF Events has grown from producing one race - the Hartford Marathon - into an foundation that produces and directs over 30 annual runs and multi-sport events. In 2016, the Eversource Hartford Marathon brought at least $14.2 million of economic value to Hartford and the surrounding communities. Since 1994, the HMF Official Charity Program has raised over $7.8 million. Over 1,600 students participated in the 2019 HMF FitKids in School Program. Over 20,000 lbs. of non-perishable food has been donated to local food banks through the HMF CAN initiative since it's inception. 2021 will bring new races in new places, aggressive goals for increased charity donations and creative ideas for keeping our runners challenged and excited about participating in Hartford Marathon Foundation events.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    All participants who register and attend HMF events are emailed online surveys and encouraged to respond after the event.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, survey questions in online registration system,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A non-binary gender option was added to HMF event registration after input from participants who do not identify with the traditional binary choices of male and female.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

Board of directors
as of 2/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christine Andrews

Andrews Benefits


Board co-chair

Dr. Sivasenthil Arumugam

Woodland Anesthesiology

Term: 2021 -

Robert Haggett

Peter Gutermann

Sivasenthil Arumugam

Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, P.C.

Irvin Girard

East Hartford Public Schools

Christopher Montross

Aetna

Peter Holowesko

Raytheon Technologies Corporation

Cynthia Costanzo

University of Connecticut

Brian Foley

Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection

Raymond Hassett

Hassett & George, P.C.

Nicole Mule

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash P.C.

Patrick Stiegman

ESPN

Kevin Verge

Pratt & Whitney

Timothy Larson

State of CT

Kate Hernandez

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/20/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.