Hi my name is Peter Jakiel.
I am running in my second Hartford Half Marathon. My WHY in running is for multiple reasons. One it is a great way to stay physically fit and control my weight. Second is to reduce stress, prevent depression and push myself to reach my goals. It allows me to enjoy the outdoors and push through all the possible weather conditions New England has to offer. An example of mental strength that I encounter in running to me is this. When you get to 6 or 8 and then 10 miles plus you need to push hard, you want to walk the rest and it gets harder and harder to run, you need to learn how to push the negative thoughts of quiting and giving up out of your mind and think of positive thoughts to push you through to the finish. Those small lessons help in the day to day struggles that I encounter and help me continue to push in a positive way to reach my goals and live life in a positive way. I know lots of people who struggle with depression and raising money is a small part for me to help Mental Health Connecticut continue to help people. Every small donation adds up and would love for you to donate to my goal. Thank you so much.
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is proud to be a Silver Charity of The Eversource Hartford Marathon this year. Please consider joining our team or making a donation to support us!
Established in 1908, MHC is a statewide, nonprofit organization with offices in six cities. We help individuals achieve long-term mental wellness and independence, while collaborating with other organizations and leaders to instigate meaningful systems change. For adults and young adults in recovery, MHC is a trusted companion on the complex journey to obtaining a safe home, achieving whole health, realizing meaningful purpose, and becoming an active member of the community.
Once you join Team MHC, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your DISCOUNT CODE for the Eversource Hartford Marathon and instructions to register for the race!
For those interested in volunteering, please contact email@example.com or complete the volunteer registration form online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduy3M8mQ9RiTLTLJq9ZsE4ixR0GUa1MYjvUn5NXMa61DnAyA/viewform to become a course monitor!