WINDHAM, N.Y.—The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) has been named an Official Charity Partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, November 5. The ASF will be among more than 550 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s biggest and boldest marathon.
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities from around the world. More than 50,000 runners are expected this year after the race returned to full capacity last year.
The Adaptive Sports Foundation provides year-round outdoor recreation and activities for both children and adults with cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. The ASF provides trained volunteers and state-of-the-art equipment to its participants for them to thrive in the activity and to empower their lives. 2023 marks the fourth time the Adaptive Sports Foundation has been an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. This year the ASF has five runners participating in this year’s marathon.
“We are thrilled and honored to once again be a charity partner of the New York Road Runners for the TCS New York City Marathon,” ASF Executive Director John Iannelli said. “The marathon’s iconic energy and the incredible support of our community makes this partnership truly special. Together, we will make a lasting impact and empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their athletic dreams.”
“The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the most exciting days of the year and thanks to our incredible charity partners it is also one of the most impactful and purposeful sporting events in the world,” said Christine Burke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR. “New York Road Runners is proud to support the Adaptive Sports Foundation team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they raise important funds to benefit their mission of empowering lives through adaptive sports.”
The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf.
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $460 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.
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About the Adaptive Sports Foundation
The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides profound and life-changing experiences for children and adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. For more information about the ASF, including how to get involved or how to donate, visit www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org.
About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.
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