Marathon to help SOCT

Special Olympics Connecticut will be among the charities that will participate in the 2012 ING Hartford Marathon, which provides non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds to help fulfill their missions.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Bushnell Park, Hartford. Race time is 8 a.m.

A longtime supporter of Special Olympics and dear friend to many of the organization’s athletes, Renee DiNino, of The River 105.9 FM/Clear Channel Community Access Radio will serve as honorary team captain.

She will participate in the 5K along with members of Special Olympics’ long-distance running team and anyone wishing to sign up to support the organization.

To “Run with Renee” and benefit Special Olympics Connecticut, visit

Click on the Hartford ING Marathon logo and follow the steps to register.

Or, go to DiNino’s personal fundraising page to make a donation.

For more information, call 203-230-1201 or email

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities).