It’s Marathon Time!

This Saturday, we’ll be at one of my favorite local events: The Greater Hartford Marathon, a New England Fall classic. Hundreds of runners from all over the world will be in your Capital City for the 26-mile race. It’s great fun to cheer on the runners, scores of whom are your neighbors from Connecticut. If you count both sides of the route, there are 52 miles of space for spectators to gather.

“Tell ‘em Dennis and Kara sent you.”

This year, the route has changed a bit, much to the chagrin of people in West Hartford and the West End, who won’t have the runners go by their houses this year. The runners now get to chug along the Connecticut River.

Bushnell Park will be decked out with tents and attractions, and downtown restaurants will be rolling out the red carpets.

  • Looking for a quick sandwich? Tell Bob at Max Bibo’s on Trumbull you want the Dennis House special.
  • Grab a coffee at JoJo’s on Pratt.
  • Crave pizza? Ask for Ahmed at Alladin on Allyn.
  • If you are in the mood to sit down and eat, there are plenty of other awesome eateries within yards of the race.

See you at the marathon!

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  1. It drives me crazy when people think it’s okay to hold a child on your lap while in a car! He’s a cab driver, doesn’t he know CT law?!?!?

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