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NYC Half Marathon

March 16, 2014

Newtown Memorial Fund to Become an Official Charity Partner for New York Road Runners’ 2014 NYC Half

Newtown, Conn., Jan. 22, 2014 – The Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc., a sustainable fund created to support those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, announced today that it will become an Official Charity Partner for the New York Road Runners’ NYC Half taking place on March 16, 2014. New York Road Runners (NYRR) is the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. This honorable distinction provides a block of automatic entries in the race and enables individuals worldwide to join the Newtown Memorial Fund team to raise funds on the non-profit’s behalf. Runners registered for the race will be able to accept donations utilizing http://www.crowdrise.com/newtownmemorialfundnychalf2014  to easily manage and track their progress towards their fundraising goals for Newtown Memorial Fund.

The NYC Half boasts an on-street experience like no other, taking runners on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC. The course takes runners through the rolling hills of Central Park, up to Harlem, then down to the bright lights of Times Square, and along the Hudson River waterfront to a finish in lower Manhattan. The race features a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ranks.  A new course reconfiguration this year will accommodate an increase in the field size—up to 20,000 finishers—and allow for a professional wheelchair race for the first time.

“We are most grateful for the opportunity to work closely with NYRR again for the 2014 NYC Half Marathon,” said Brian Mauriello, Founder, Newtown Memorial Fund Inc. “Last year we were named a Charity Partner in the ING New York City Marathon, which was an extremely positive experience for our organization. Running not only brings people together, it facilitates the healing process which our community continues to work towards. Being a charity partner over time with high quality annual events helps ensure that we are able to serve our mission and goals as stated, to be of support in perpetuity until there is no longer a need.”

For information additional information regarding half marathon registration please send an email to *protected email*. The Newtown Memorial Fund team spots fill up quickly since registration for the race is on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers are needed to assist with the half marathon fundraising process as well. Please visit www.newtownmemorialfund.org  for more information.

About Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc.

Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create a sustainable fund to provide for the immediate and ongoing needs of those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, to construct a physical memorial honoring the lives lost on December 14, 2012, and to establish academic scholarships to honor those lost in this tragedy for future generations of Newtown students. For additional information about the organization or to make a secure and tax-deductible donation please visit www.newtownmemorialfund.org. Follow Newtown Memorial Fund on Facebook and Twitter.

About NYRR

Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running.  NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life.  NYRR’s premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features 50,000 participants, from the world’s elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.

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March 16, 2014