Date(s) - 10/12/2019
5:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bushnell Park - 55 Elm St, Hartford, CT 06106



Our AMTA Sports Team is proud to announce that we will be offering massage at the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, October 12 and it will be a paid event for qualified and motivated therapists. Meals and drinks are included for each shift!

We are looking for 20-30 massage therapists with stellar sports massage skills to work this year’s event.

This is a “Red Shirts” event, meaning you need to be an AMTA graduate or professional member with 16 hours of sports massage training to be considered to work. Additional details, including parking, will be emailed when you are confirmed.

Qualified therapists may submit a bid for the following shifts:

1st SHIFT             9:00 am -12:00 pm
2nd SHIFT          10:30 am -1:30 pm
Both SHIFTS       9:00 am -1:30 pm

The Hartford Marathon has agreed to a change that allows therapists to receive payment directly from the runners. The agreed rate is $10/10 minutes.  This will enable you, our valued sports massage therapists, to potentially make up to $60 an hour, with the possibility of gratuities as well! Runners will have the option of making payment to each therapist with cash, VENMO, or Square. Please be prepared to make change for cash payments and to accept electronic forms of payment.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation and the AMTA expect professionalism. Therapists must check-in with the race coordinator and be set-up 30 minutes before their designated shift. Plan ahead and be aware of congested traffic, road closures and the inability to unload at Bushnell Park close to the start of the race.  Since the CT Chapter has agreed to have a certain number of therapists on site, therapists must cancel their registration, or notify the event coordinator if they will arrive late or leave early, within 1 week of the event. Therapists who do not provide advanced notice may forfeit their opportunity to work a paid event coordinated by the AMTA-CT Chapter for 1 year.

Register Now to be considered for the paid shifts. Sign-up DOES NOT guarantee participation. Tama Mackay, Sports Massage Team Chairperson, will confirm with you that you’ve been hired by October 7th.

Therapists must wear their red AMTA-CT Sports Massage Team shirts and are responsible for bringing their own supplies, which may include the following:

  • Table
  • Paper towels
  • Spray cleaner or wipes appropriate to disinfect their tables between clients
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cans / cups / supports to place under your table legs to keep them from sinking into the soft grounds at Bushnell Park
  • Current CT Massage Therapy license and AMTA Membership Card are required


Prior to the event please complete the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct located here.*

ADA assistance available on request.

Therapists will receive payment from The Hartford Marathon Foundation by mail in approximately 1-2 weeks after the race. We look forward to working with you and thank you for your support!

Coordinator: Tama Mackay