As a runner aspiring to do my first marathon in 2011, I’ve been keeping my finger on the pulse of this year’s upcoming races – Chicago, Detroit, New York… So when I got this email today, I immediately did some checking to see if it was legit and felt like the news was worth passing on to you guys.
With the lottery application for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon now closed, many people are disappointed at not winning a spot to run. But some of the official charity partners of the marathon still have guaranteed openings on their teams.
The letter I received today was from one of those charities, Team Continuum, saying that they have a limited number of guaranteed registrations left. When a cancer diagnosis results in hardship and uncertainty in someone's life, Team Continuum steps in to pay the patient’s bills, and to provide immediate and vital non-medical assistance to cancer patients and their families. The deadline for registration this way has been extended by the NY Road Runners Association until October 5th, but once the spots are taken, they are gone.
If you’d like more information about running with Team Continuum, go to http://ycin.net/ct.php?ctaid=915.
For more information on the ING New York City Marathon (and other charities that are still accepting team members), go to http://www.nycmarathon.org/. Believe it or not, registration for the 2011 race is already open, too!