Hartford Marathon Begins

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Today is the 20th running of the ING Hartford Marathon, which first ran Oct. 1, 1994 with 1,700 runners in the marathon, half-marathon, 5K and marathon relay.

The race has grown over its 20 years: approximately 15,000 runners are expected to flood downtown Hartford and Bushnell Park for the races, which include a kids K at 9:30 a.m.

The races started at 8 a.m.

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