Randall’s Island Sports Foundation is thrilled to be a Bronze Level Charity in the ING New York City Marathon, the Premier Event of the New York Road Runners, in 2011. We have a limited amount of guaranteed race entries into the marathon for those that want to run and raise funds to support RISF! Our team members will not only get a guaranteed entry into the marathon, but also other perks such as assistance fundraising, apparel, a team dinner and free entry into our Run the River 5K on October 22. 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 $2500 in support of RISF. The $2500 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 RISF. RISF is a nonprofit organization that, in conjunction with New York City leadership, works to realize the unique potential of Randall’s Island Park by developing sports and recreational facilities, restoring its vast natural environment, reclaiming Parkland, and sponsoring program for the children of New York City. Just last year, RISF cut the ribbon on over 60 new athletic fields – the most fields of any Manhattan park! In 2008, RISF finished a $5 million dollar project to restore 9 acres of wetlands, which is now improving water quality, providing wildlife habitate and a place for school children to learn about the environment. RISF also provides free sports and environmental programming to thousands of NYC children each year. These are just a few of our projects. To learn more about RISF and to see the truly amazing transformation of Randall’s Island Park please click here. Today we continue to work towards improving and maintaining Randall’s Island Park for the enjoyment of all New Yorkers. Join Team Randall’s Island and support RISF.
To join Team Randall’s Island please complete our team application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Deborah via email or 212-830-7716 if you have any questions regarding joing Team Randall’s Island!
UPDATE: RISF is now SOLD OUT of all our guaranteed marathon entries. However, we do still have room on the team for those who already have bib numbers.