HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Thousands of runners are expected to participate in the annual Hartford Marathon.

Like in past years, Hartford HealthCare will provide support and access to care for all runners in the race.

Stefanie Bourassa, the sports medicine clinical program director with Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, joined News 8 to discuss key exercises and stretches for runners ahead of the race.

She also shares ways runners can take care of their bodies post-race.

Watch the video above or click here to learn more.