Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Join Fresh Air Fund Racers at NYC Marathon Nov 7th

On November 7th, the Fresh Air Fund-Racers will take to the streets at the NYC Marathon! Over the past four years as a NY Road Runners charity partner for the NYC Half-Marathon, 325 Fund-Racers have raised close to $400,000 for The Fresh Air Fund! Now The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to join the Fresh Air Fund Racers Team for the NYC Marathon on November 7th

One of my favorite charities, The Fresh Air Fund, makes it possible for boys and girls, six to 12 years old, who reside in low-income communities in New York City to enjoy the experience of spending two weeks of life outside the city each summer. The New York City Half-Marathon has been a major fundraiser for the Fresh Air Fund and here is another great way to participate in the New York City Marathon, NYC's premier race, while helping fresh air fund children. For more info and to enter: http://freshair.org/racers

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