2015 TCS NYC Marathon Charity Entry Slots Available
Run in one the most famous marathons on earth - the TCS New York City Marathon! And do it for the greater good! You may not have been selected in the lottery or completed the qualifier races, but we have a slot for you! Though $3,000 of fundraising may sound daunting we are here to tell you: at Achilles, all things are possible!
Achilles mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. In fact, we will have over 200 disabled athletes participating alongside you on November 1, 2015, in the TCS NYC Marathon.
"I initially chose to raise money for Achilles because I wanted to run the marathon and believed in the cause when I read about it. After meeting the staff and athletes and guiding runners in races and in training, it became more than just a way to run the NYC marathon. I became a part of something very meaningful and very important to me. That wholehearted enthusiasm showed in my requests for donations. People could see that I cared a lot about this cause, and I far exceeded my fundraising goal with a minimum of effort. It was also one of the best experiences of my life and I'm doing it again this year."
-David Stern, 2010 Marathon Finisher & Charity Entrant
"We are thrilled to be a part of Achilles and can't begin to tell you what a wonderful experience we had working with you and participating in the race."
-2010 NYC Marathon Charity Entrant
The fundraising: We support you with access to an easy-to-build online fundraising page that you can use to track your progress. If you need help with text and photos, we will provide you with content. Once in place, you send the fundraising page link to your e-mail contacts and post it to your social media networks.
Your upgraded entry package includes: an invitation to our annual Fundraising Gala in June, plus complimentary registration for our Hope & Possiblity 5 Miler, the official Achilles International racing jersey, an invitation to our Annual Achilles Welcome Dinner on the Friday night before the race, twice-weekly training opportunities with Team Achilles, and transportation to the Start area on Staten Island as well as access to the Achilles Friends and Family Reunion area post-finish - a $600 value.
New this year
The Charity Entrant who raises the most funds for Achilles will be rewarded with an all-inclusive trip to Walt Disney World Resort with Team Achilles for the 2016 Disney Half Marathon and the opportunity to guide an Achilles athlete in this coveted, magical race. We cover your flight, hotel accommodations, meals and Parks pass. We can't promise you'll run into Mickey, but you will earn the Achilles experience of a lifetime!
The 2015 TCS NYC Marathon experience: The premier event of New York Road Runners, the New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the more than 700,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime.
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to proceed with registration.