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TCS New York City Marathon

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Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 8:00am
Join us for the run of your life by signing up for the TCS New York City Marathon with New York Cares' Endurance Team, the Cares Champions! Our 2017 TCS New York City Marathon participants commit to raise $3,000 to further the impact of New York Cares in New York City.

Cares Champions

Cares Champions is a dynamic crew of athletes who participate in the endurance events they love while making New York City a better place for their neighbors in need. These dedicated fundraisers pledge to raise more than $40,000 annually for New York Cares in order to improve education, meet immediate needs, and revitalize public spaces.


  • Guaranteed entry to 2017 TCS New York City Marathon
  • Opportunity to raise vital funds to make an impact on the community with NYC’s largest volunteer network
  • Customized fundraising plan with New York Cares’ staff manager
  • Personalized fundraising webpage
  • Access to NYRR Virtual Training Program
  • Weekly tracking emails, including milestone recognition and race day reminders
  • Cares Champions Team Fundraising Party and fundraising milestone incentives
  • Training kickoff, and pre-race inspiration party
  • Features on various social media and communications outlets
  • Custom New York Cares swag bag including race day shirt
  • Cheer station(s) on day of race 

How do I join the team?

Woo! We can’t wait to see your impact on NYC as a Cares Champion. Due to the overwhelming interest and limited number of spots for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, prospective members must submit a participant application and agreement. To apply, please email Gabriela Sanchez, Development Manager, at After you submit your application, you will receive the Participant Agreement, the last step of the application process, via email. Once selected, participants commit to raise a minimum of $3,000 by October 20, 2017. We will notify all applicants of their status as soon as the information becomes available.