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Eversource employees prepare for Hartford Marathon

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Eversource employees said they're prepared to both volunteer and pound the pavement with thousands of runners across the country.

They said they're ready for the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k races.

Two hundred employees will be volunteering at the event.

They'll be handing out water along the course, awarding medals at the finish and cheering everyone on along the way, according to company officials.

"Many of us are there well before sunrise setting things up, getting ready," said Julio Sencion, an Eversource employee.  "It's all worth it though. It's so great to see the look of accomplishment on the runners' faces after they cross the finish line.  We offer them some water, a thermal wrap and, of course, their hard-earned medal."

This is the third year Eversource has been the title sponsor of the event.

Two hundred more employees will be running the races with their families.

"Fitness and healthy living is a big part of our lives," said Angela Ruggiero, an Eversource employee who'll be running along side her two young children. "Running the 5K as a family makes sense for us, and the fact that the marathon supports so many local charities and youth wellness - that just makes it even better to be part of it."

Ruggiero said her children are 10 and 8 years old. Despite their young ages, she said they're prepared for the 3.1 mile trek.

"I don't really 'love' to run, but it is fun doing races together," said Lucia Ruggiero. "I'm excited to do this race because my mom's company is part of it."

The Eversource Hartford Marathon is set for Saturday, Oct. 8 at Bushnell Park. The guns for all three races go off at 8 a.m.

For information on registering and packet pick-up, click here.

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