Randall’s Island Park Alliance (formerly known as the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation) will once again be a Bronze Level Charity in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, the Premier Event of the New York Road Runners. This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, November 4, and we have a limited amount of guaranteed race entries into the marathon for those that want to run and raise funds to support RIPA! Our team members will receive perks such as:
- Guaranteed entry into the marathon
- Fundraising assistance
- Race apparel
- Training sessions/advice
- Team dinner
- Free entry into our Run the River 5K in October
For runners that have already received an entry into the marathon from NYRR we have opportunities for you to join our team as well.
In an effort to make fundraising as easy as possible for our team members, we are working with Crowdrise – the ING NYC Marathon official fundraising website. Crowdrise gives each of our team member the ability to set up their own individual page complete with pictures, your story and social networking feeds. Crowdrise makes seeking support from family and friends simple so you can reach your personal donation goal. Visit Crowdrise and click Join the Team!
Each team member must raise a minimum of $3,000 in support of RIPA (the minimum is set by NYRR). In addition, runners are also responsible for paying their own NYRR registration fee.
By joining Team Randall’s Island you will be raising funds to support the Alliance. RIPA is a 501(c)(3) that works with the City and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and environmental exploration.
As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park support the well being of all New Yorkers. In 2010, RIPA cut the ribbon on over 60 new athletic fields – the most fields of any Manhattan park! In 2008, RIPA finished a $5 million dollar project to restore 9 acres of wetlands, which is now improving water quality, providing wildlife habitat and a place for school children to learn about the environment. This year, RIPA has added over a mile of bicycle/pedestrian access under the Hell Gate bridge, the latest addition to a waterfront pathway system that is an ideal route for both novice and professional runners.
To learn more about RIPA and to see the truly amazing transformation of Randall’s Island Park please click here.
To join Team Randall’s Island please complete our team application and email it to email@example.com. Please contact Deborah via email or at 212-830-7716 if you have any questions regarding joining Team Randall’s Island!