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Local volunteers needed for new endurance relay race

Glastonbury, CT - The non-profit Hartford Marathon Foundation, which produces 30+ race events throughout southern New England, has created a sustainable team relay race that spans 95 miles and three states.  RiMaConn Relay is a day-long endurance running event that will host three-member and six-member teams to experience a scenic course through 20 towns, starting in Lincoln, Rhode Island, running into Massachusetts, and then through Connecticut to end in Hartford.  Douglas and Uxbridge will serve as a relay exchange points, hosting volunteers and cheerleaders from across the area as race participants meet up with their teams traveling through.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) is committed to sustainably produce the event, with attention to details to off-set the carbon footprint and promote local and responsibly sourced food, beer and race swag for participants.  85% of the course utilizes the network of scenic multi-use trails of the East Coast Greenway.

The inaugural event has hit capacity for teams.  However, HMF seeks volunteers to serve as Cyclists, Course Monitors and Exchange Zone volunteers.  Every volunteer receives a custom RiMaConn shirt, food and beverage and $5 credit to a future HMF race.  Interested community members, email [email protected].  

“We are fortunate to have an incredible trail system to enjoy, this race will show-off those areas and communities that many participants never have a chance to experience,” said Beth Shluger, Hartford Marathon Foundation CEO and founder. “We appreciate the support of the communities we’ll be running through and welcome participation of volunteer groups, local businesses and community partners to join us in this unique endeavor.”

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About the Hartford Marathon Foundation

The Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to create and manage fitness events that inspire people to be healthy and fit. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the Hartford Marathon Foundation organizes 32 annual athletic events, including the Eversource Hartford Marathon. For more information, visit and on Facebook at HMF Events.


CONTACT: Elizabeth Cowles, 860-426-9991 ext 20, [email protected]