By Alice Kenny
Inspired by yesterday’s great news about Meb Keflezighi becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983?
Wish that winner had been you?
You’re just in time to join the Big Team in the Big City.
That’s us, Team Catholic Charities NY in the upcoming TCS New York City Marathon.
Catholic Charities is one of the official charity participants for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon.
And as you likely already know, there are only a few ways to get into this exclusive event.
Elite runners qualify based on running time. Lucky ones – just 6 percent – get selected through a lottery. Members of New York Road Runners (NYRR) qualify by running 9 races and volunteering for one.
And remarkable people like you qualify by running for charity.
During the next 6 months, ten 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, our Catholic Charities initiative that provides nearly 4,000 New Yorkers in need with warm clothing, blankets and more during the cold winter months.
Apply to join the TCS New York City Marathon and join Team Catholic Charities NY to get the experience of a lifetime.
If selected for Team Catholic Charities NY, here’s what you’ll get:
- Guaranteed entry into the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon
- An official Team Catholic Charities New York runner’s singlet
- Personal fundraising website on Crowdrise
- Fundraising tips
- Access to NYRR Marathon Training Program
- Team gathering at a NYC restaurant
- Being part of a mission that helps children and families in need
- Two million fans cheering you on
Visit this blog regularly for updates on our team, information about how you can get involved as a Team Catholic Charities NY volunteer, and how you can run in one of New York City’s most exciting athletic events.
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