The Dutch company no longer backs Miami, New York, and Hartford.
Ethiopia's Getachew Melese prevailed in the men's race.
Bill Rodgers will be taking part in the inaugural race.
Abiyot Endale nearly shaved off a minute from the mark.
Eight inspiring personalities are to run Hartford on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Surftown Half Marathon to make inaugural run along scenic oceanfront.
The popular, national ING Run For Something Better youth program is also tied to the event.
Runners can nominate themselves.