The New York City Marathon and Playworks

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The cheering crowds on the sidewalks of First Avenue, the thrill of running through all 5 boroughs in New York, to the joy of knowing months of hard running and fundraising is benefiting a cause/mission that you care for. The ING New York City Marathon is considered, by many, to be the pinnacle of city marathons, not only for the course but for the awareness it brings to non-profit organizations.

Playworks is excited to announce our participation in the ING New York City Marathon Charity Program.  We have received 5 bibs for the November 2013 Marathon.
 
All money that the marathon runners raise will directly benefit the students that we work with every school day. Playworks’ participation in the Charity Program will also bring awareness to our 24-school Greater Newark/New York program. 

If you are interested in running the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on behalf of Playworks, please contact Melba Fidalgo at mfidalgo@playworks.org

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