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United Bank Extends Presenting Sponsorship with the Hartford Marathon Foundation

United Bank Extends Presenting Sponsorship with the Hartford Marathon Foundation

William H.W. Crawford, IV, CEO of United Bank, today announced that United will be a Presenting Sponsor for a second consecutive year of the 2016 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, a regional race that draws thousands of people to the Capitol region every Columbus Day Weekend in October. 
The Eversource Hartford Marathon is considered the premier annual race event held in Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford. This year, the Marathon will take place on Saturday, October 8.
“Thanks to the nationally-recognized Hartford Marathon Foundation, tens of thousands of people from across the region come to downtown Hartford to participate in the event. And it’s not just about the runners. It can be a rewarding and memorable day for volunteers and spectators who choose to be a part of an amazing event. That’s why the United Bank Team is looking forward to October 8 and honored to have our name associated with the race as well as our ongoing partnership with the Hartford Marathon Foundation,” said Crawford.
Crawford said the Bank’s sponsorship of the race last year generated a lot of enthusiasm and employee engagement among the United Bank Team. Dozens of United employees came together to participate in the marathon, half marathon or 5K while others from the Bank volunteered at the Finish Line Expo in Bushnell Park and supported their colleagues who ran the race. The United Bank Team is looking forward to exceeding last year’s employee engagement in this sponsorship. 

Pictured is William H.W. Crawford, IV presenting a $25,000 check from United Bank to Beth Shluger, Executive Director and CEO of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

For more information on the 2016 Eversource Hartford Marathon, please visit or contact   

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 approximately 42 annual athletic races, including the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, and training programs for young runners. For more information, visit and follow on Facebook at HMF Events, Twitter at @runHMF and Instagram at HMF_Events. 

United Bank is a leading community bank in New England, with banking locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.