CFA SOCIETY HARTFORD TO SPONSOR CORPORATE 5K FOR A LOCAL CAUSE
RACE BRINGS FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TOGETHER IN HARTFORD TO BENEFIT PROMINENT NONPROFIT, THE CONNECTION
WHEN: Thursday, August 2nd
WHERE: Bushnell Park at 6:30pm
The iconic Hartford skyline will once again serve as the backdrop for the CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K, which is set to take place on Thursday, August 2nd at Bushnell Park. The race will commence at 6:30 pm in scenic Bushnell Park near the Arch where race participants will be guided on a flat course, one that is ideal for both runners and walkers, and pass by the State Capitol and other historic buildings within the city.
The 5K will benefit The Connection, a local organization that helps people build safe, healthy, caring communities by inspiring them to reach their full potential as productive and valued citizens. This will be the fourth consecutive year that CFA Society Hartford will serve as the title sponsor of the event. Last year, the race generated more than $15,000 for the organization. For over 45 years, The Connection has stood as one of the state’s leading private, nonprofit human service and community development agencies.
Participants of all ages will have a chance to compete in the race by registering as either an individual or a team. Teams must consist of at least three members. Over 1,000 runners and 100 corporate teams are expected to run on August 2nd. The event is organized by JB Sports, an event management company that organizes some of New England’s top running events, fitness expos and health walks.
Companies will have the opportunity to form teams within one of the four following categories: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Masters and Women’s Masters. For entry into the Men’s and Women’s Masters categories, all members must be 40 years or older.
Awards will be given to the top three teams in each of these categories, as well as distributed for the fastest CEO/President, top fundraising team, top fundraising individual and the largest team to participate. Individuals who raise over $100 will earn free entry into the event.
Following the completion of the race, participants will be treated to a cookout with live music, beverages and official awards ceremony. Hog River Brewery will be offering free beer samples at Bushnell Park and will host runners and walkers at their brewery for a post-race party at their brewery located at 1429 Park Street in Hartford. Attendees ages 21 and over can simply display their bib at the Brewing Company for 20% off their tab for the evening.
About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is a worldwide organization of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The aim of the CFA Institute is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 150,000 CFA® charterholders worldwide in 165+ countries and regions. CFA Institute has eight offices worldwide and there are 151 local member societies. For more information, CLICK HERE or follow us on Twitter at @CFAInstitute and on Facebook.com/CFAInstitute.
The Connection is a statewide human services and community development agency that provides unique solutions to the problems of homelessness, mental illness, substance use and community justice rehabilitation. For additional information, CLICK HERE.