The partnership will raise money for both causes
Two of Ireland’s leading charities have teamed up to offer runners the chance to compete in the TCS New York City Marathon while at the same time raising money for their vital work.
Ireland’s premier peacebuilding charity Co-operation Ireland has joined up with leading Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome charity CRY Ireland to organise the challenge.
The marathon takes place on Sunday 4 November with a route taking in all five boroughs of New York City from Staten Island through Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx to finish in Manhattan. This is a five-night tour departing on Friday 2 November from Dublin or Shannon airport direct to New York, returning on Wednesday 7 November, to arrive back early the following morning.
Only 50,000 places are offered to runners but we have guaranteed spots so you join us for the experience of a lifetime and feel what it’s like to be roared on by one million spectators who line the streets of New York. There is nothing quite like crossing the finish line in Central Park on New York City Marathon day.
Each person is asked to raise a target sponsorship for Co-operation Ireland and CRY Ireland. Commit to this challenge and you will receive your place entirely free of charge. We will handle all administration and bookings of flights, accommodation and guaranteed marathon entry through the tour operator, Sports Travel International, on your behalf. All you have to do is concentrate on training and fundraising and we will do the rest. Participants need to be resident on the island of Ireland and be at least 18 years old on marathon day.
Co-operation Ireland CEO Peter Sheridan said: “Our vital work is dependent on donations and every penny we receive goes towards strengthening relationships across the island of Ireland.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with CRY Ireland to offer the chance to take part in what will be the experience of a lifetime.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request full details including tour booking form and race entry form.