Local Race Raises Over $15,000 for CT Charity

Over 750 runners from Connecticut corporations braved the elements at the 2018 CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K on August 3rd in Hartford to raise a record $20,000 for local nonprofit The Connection.

In between thunderstorms and rain showers, 785 runners from over 50 corporate teams raced through the city on August 2nd to give back to a great local organization at the 2018 CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K. The race got underway in scenic Bushnell Park, where race participants were guided on a course near the State Capitol.

CFA Society Hartford, the title sponsor of the race for the fourth consecutive year, raised over $15,000 for The Connection, a non-profit that helps people build safe, healthy and caring communities. The Connection offers behavioral health, family support and community justice programs to reunite families, break the generational cycles of abuse and neglect and assist with mental illness and addiction issues.

“We set a record for donations this year! We’ve been referring to it as an “outpouring” of support from the racers who braved the weather to help members of their community,” joked Raymond Bovich, Past President and Race Committee Chair at CFA Society. “Our CFA Hartford chapter had a 15-runner team and 20 race day volunteers.”

Bovich, who is an incredibly passionate runner, worked seamlessly with race organizer JB Sports, which coordinates some of New England’s top running events, to offer a fantastic race day experience for everyone involved, in spite of the rain.

“We are grateful to the CFA Society Hartford for this generous contribution that will make a significant difference for those we serve with our unique solutions to the problems of homelessness, mental illness, substance use and community justice rehabilitation,” said Beth Connor, Chief Strategy Officer at The Connection.

Employees from some of the biggest corporations in the state teamed up to compete for awards given in four categories: Men’s Open (won by Electric Boat), Women’s Open (won by Eversource), Men’s Master’s (won by United Healthcare), and Women’s Masters (won by Farmington Savings Bank). The overall winners of the race were Farmington’s Jon Krell (15:55) and Windsor’s Melissa Stellato (18:27).

Following the race, runners enjoyed beverages, a cookout, live music, and a place to dry off and warm up.

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.

For information about the Hartford chapter, visit or follow us on Twitter at @CFAInstitute and on


The Roundup is a popular weekly magazine covering central Connecticut news, Statewide news, National news, local events, commentary, and more.


The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.


The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

Hebron community comes to the rescue after Grinch steals Christmas gifts

Hebron community comes to the rescue after Grinch steals Christmas gifts

HEBRON —  A video showing what appears to be the Grinch stealing Christmas gifts from a Hebron home, made a lasting impression on the community. Maria McKeon said the man seen in the video stole all the Christmas gifts from her home, and many of them were supposed to go to a needy family in New London who McKeon adopted for the holidays. The children are ages three, five, and 10 and a newborn. The community wasn’t going to let […]

Rocky Hill mother wants school to help stop her son from getting bullied

Rocky Hill mother wants school to help stop her son from getting bullied

ROCKY HILL – Christine Deziel said she’s running out of options to help her son. “For the past two years my son has been getting bullied,” she said. Her son goes to Griswald Middle School in Rocky Hill and said he’s stopped doing homework and all of his normal activities. She said he’s been bullied so much that just a few weeks ago her son said something no parent ever wants to hear. “He actually last year came to me […]

Connecticut State Police deliver toys to patients at CCMC

Connecticut State Police deliver toys to patients at CCMC

HARTFORD – A 22-year long tradition hit Hartford once again where Connecticut State troopers traded police work for playtime. A group of State Police troopers showed up at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with lots of toys in tow, part of their annual toy drive for the kids at the hospital. “It’s great to give back to the community and to these kids,” said Trooper First Class Jim Nolting who mentioned he had been part of the toy drive for a […]

Cemetery manager arrested for piling graves on top of one another in Bridgeport, appears in court

Cemetery manager arrested for piling graves on top of one another in Bridgeport, appears in court

BRIDGEPORT — A former Bridgeport cemetery manager appeared before a judge Tuesday. She was arrested after a police investigation found new grave sites were placed on top of old ones in the city’s Park Cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 64, appeared briefly in Bridgeport Superior Court, requesting representation by a public defender, which was granted. However, FOX61’s interview request was tersely denied by LaPrade, who said, “Don’t take my picture. I’m telling you right now,” as her husband, Daniel LaPrade, the longtime former […]


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.