Metuchen, NJ March 1, 2023—The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy (MEWSA) has been named an Official Charity Partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, November 5. The YMCA of MEWSA 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 YMCA of MEWSA received five spots on its team. Each team member receives a free annual YMCA of MEWSA membership, custom gear, and fundraising support from the YMCA of MEWSA. Director of Development, Elizabeth Bennett, says, “It is an honor to be included among such amazing organizations. We’re really looking forward to so many new people learning about the YMCA of MEWSA and all we do within our communities.”
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“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 YMCA of MEWSA team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they raise important funds to benefit children, families and communities alike.”
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 $440 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 YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy
The YMCA of MEWSA is a 501(3)(c) non-profit health and wellness organization. For 100 years, the YMCA has proudly served Metuchen, Edison, Colonia, Avenel, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Piscataway and surrounding areas.
For more information about the YMCA of Metuchen, visit ymcaofmewsa.org or contact the Metuchen Branch at 732-343-7476, the Edison Branch at 732-395-7832, the South Amboy Branch at 732-588-8559 or the Piscataway branch at 732-474-7775.
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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