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In Hartford Marathon, Teachers Go the Distance to Help Students, Colleagues


Before the starting gun, several teachers running for Team CEF gather outside CEA’s building.

For the sixth straight year, Connecticut teachers came together in Hartford to test their strength and endurance, support one another, and—perhaps, most importantly—make a meaningful contribution to those in the education community who are struggling and striving. More than a dozen early-career and veteran educators from throughout the state ran or volunteered for Team CEF in the 2019 Hartford Eversource Marathon, to benefit the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF).

“This is such a near and dear cause for so many of our members,” says CEF President Tom Nicholas, noting that since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has distributed more than a million dollars in assistance and scholarships to students and teachers in need. Through the Holiday Bear Project (see page 3), Children’s Fund, and Boland Fund, CEF supports children whose families are experiencing financial difficulties, as well as teachers facing extraordinary hardships. The Foundation also provides scholarships to high school and college students planning teaching careers.

“We are proud to have logged our sixth year as an official charity of the marathon,” says Nicholas, “a truly energizing and positive event that allows us to raise some of the much-needed funds to help Connecticut’s students, educators, and aspiring teachers. Read more

Is a Marathon on Your Bucket List?

Darien teacher Katy Gale runs the Hartford Half Marathon for Team CEF

With summer vacation around the bend, it’s a great time to think about checking off an item or two on your bucket list. If running a road race is one of those goals—and even if it’s not!—consider joining teachers from across the state as they prepare to run or volunteer for Team CEF at the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 12.

Supporting the work of the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), CEA’s charitable arm, Team CEF raises money to provide relief for teachers and students facing extraordinary or catastrophic personal circumstances; basic necessities for underprivileged children; and scholarships for young people entering the teaching profession.

This is CEF’s seventh year as an official charity of the Eversource Hartford Marathon, and we are looking to grow our team of volunteers as well as our participants in the various races, including the marathon, half-marathon, and 5K.

Interested in running? Save $5 on the registration fee at when you enter discount code CHARITYCEF19.

Want to help with the food tent, handing out water, or other race-day activities? Contact

Join Team CEF for the 2018 Eversource Hartford Marathon

Darien teacher Katy Gale running the 2016 Hartford Marathon for Team CEF.

Teachers are in it for the long run and in it for the students. And nowhere is that clearer than in the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon, where teachers run, donate, and volunteer to help children in need.

Join the fun this year and support Team CEF on race day—Saturday, October 13. You don’t have to be a runner to be part of the excitement. Volunteers are needed to staff tents, hand out water, and more, and donations to the Connecticut Education Foundation are always welcome. Read more

Donate to Your Favorite Runners and Support CEF


Photo by srgpicker via Flickr.

If you’re not already a runner, you probably don’t have time to get marathon-ready before this year’s Hartford Marathon on October 11. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a runner to get involved and support a good cause.

The Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), CEA’s charitable arm, is an Official Charity of the 2014 Northeast Utilities Hartford Marathon. The Foundation helps teachers and children with extraordinary personal hardships as well as students planning teaching careers.

Over thirty CEA members and their families and friends have signed up to run in the marathon, half marathon, 5K, or team relay, and you can contribute on behalf of a runner, or simply to the Foundation.