By Marianna Reilly
This year, Catholic Charities is one of the official charity participants in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. There are only a few ways to get into this exclusive event. Elite runners qualify based on running time, lucky ones get selected through the lottery process (only 6% do), members of New York Road Runners qualify by running 9 races and volunteering for one – and remarkable people qualify by running for charity.
During the next 6 months, the five runners on Team Catholic Charities New York will dedicate themselves to two challenges: training to run 26.2 miles through every borough of New York City, and fundraising for The St. Nicholas Project, an initiative that helps New York families in need.
The response to run with Team Catholic Charities New York was great, and we are honored to announce our running team for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. Starting this month, we will be announcing one runner every week who has been accepted to run the Marathon with Team Catholic Charities NY.
Visit this blog regularly for updates on our team, and information about how you can get involved as a Team Catholic Charities NY volunteer, and participate in one of New York City’s most exciting athletic events.