CFA Society Corporate 5K Benefits The Connection

Join us on Thursday, August 6th, at beautiful Bushnell Park, Hartford, for the CFA Society Corporate 5K. The CFA Society Hartford is the new title sponsor of the Corporate 5K. This road race benefits The Connection, a statewide non-profit human service and community development agency.

Organized by Race Director John Bysiewicz of JB Sports, since 1990 the event has raised well over $100,000 for charity. Over 1,000 participants are expected to compete in this year’s race. Walkers and runners are welcome to for the flat out-and-back course that passes the State Capitol, Bushnell Park and a number of historic buildings. Corporate teams are also welcome to compete! Team members must be employed by the organization for at least one month prior and applications must be received by July 31, 2015. Teams can be unlimited in size but must have a minimum of three members. We encourage participants to visit our site,, to learn more about fundraising for The Connection. Those who raise $100 or more will receive a complimentary race entry!

The race features on-course entertainment and tech running shirts for the first 700 entrants. All participants, families and friends are invited to the post-race party with food, beverages, live music and an awards ceremony. Awards will be given to the three fastest men and three fastest women divided into nine age divisions. Awards will also be given to the fastest CEO/President in three company size categories, the team and individual who raise the largest sum of money, and the largest team to participate.

Additional event sponsors include Anthem BlueCross & BlueShield, Insurity, Eversource, Aix Group, 102.9 The Whale, Stop & Shop, Farrell Geenty Sheeley Boccalatte & Guarino, PC and Chabaso Bakery.

Race day registration and packet pick-up will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. near the carousel at Bushnell Park on August 6th. For more information or to volunteer for the 2015 CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K, please call JB Sports at (203) 481-5933 or visit