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Canceled: New York Road Runner’s NYC ING Marathon Afterparty At Eleven Madison Park

New York City ING Marathon      
Photo Credit: http://smartworkout.net/

Update: The benefits to support NYRRR’s youth programs did not take place this past weekend and all events were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Please visit nyrr.org for updated information and news about next year’s event.

You’ve just run about 26 miles in the New York City ING Marathon, you’re tired, you’re sweaty and you need somewhere to go.  Luckily, New York Road Runners has got you covered, with the official Marathon After-Party.

Taking place on Sunday November 4th, 2012, the Marathon After-Party is an amazing way to lighten and brighten up your Sunday evening. Guests will be able to savor some of award winning Daniel Humm’s Eleven Madison Park’s cuisine and rub shoulders with hosts Pat Kiernan and Olympic Bronze Medalist and American Record Holding Marathon Runner Deena Kastor as well as with Meb Keflezighi, the 2009 New York City Marathon champion and first American to win in NYC in 27 years, Mary Wittenberg, President of NYRR and the male and female Marathon champions.

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Daniel Humm (Photo Credit: GQ.com)

All proceeds of the event will go to supporting NYRR’s youth running programs, in particular Might Milers, (which in the USA has run over 4.1 million miles) and Young Runners, which are free school-based running programs that are available to children in the New York City area, and around the country.  This year NYRR wants to raise enough money to be able to expand their programs to support more schools with underprivileged kids and support pilot programs in India, and programs in East Timor and South Africa. So far NYRR has raised about $90,000 and is hoping to raise even more money through an auction that has an aim of getting at least 150,000 more kids running this school year. The auction will include the opportunity to have lunch with news anchor Pat Kiernan at well renowned restaurant Spice Market and the chance to have a NY1 newsroom tour.

NYRR is a cause that serves everyone. They offer classes and programs for people of all ages and are dedicated to getting you fit, healthy and happy. NYRR has established running programs in 725 schools and community centers, has served more than 130,000 children in the United States and around the world, and has awarded grants to non-profits and schools so that they can organize their own running events, hosted events so that schools can learn how to organize their own fitness programs, and has awarded several running scholarships. They’re a cause worth supporting, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to get involved!


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Eleven Madison Park (Photo Credit: GuestofaGuest.com)

WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Eleven Madison Park
(11 Madison Avenue at 24th Street)
New York, NY, 10010
Ph. 212-889-0905

Patron tickets: $1,000
Supporter tickets: $350.
Tickets can be purchased and online auction items can be viewed and bid on as well here.


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