Dup15q Alliance was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon

April 1, 2022

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Dup15q Alliance is proud to announce that we were selected as an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon, with 5 guaranteed entries. Dup15q Alliance will be among the 500 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon on November 6.<

Interested in joining our Dup15q Alliance Run for a Reason Team to take on 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC? To apply as a Charity Runner with the Dup15q Alliance, individuals are required to register as a Fundraising Charity Runner at DUP15Q ALLIANCE – 2022 TCS New York City Marathon

Each runner is required to sign a waiver and commitment form with the Dup15q Alliance to be awarded a charity runner bib. Participants will be required to raise a minimum of $2,500 for Dup15q Alliance in exchange for their registration. Any questions can be directed to outreach@dup15q.org

“The TCS New York City Marathon serves as one of the world’s largest fundraising platforms supporting hundreds of charities and philanthropic efforts,” said Christine Burke, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR.  “We are very proud to support the Dup15q Alliance Run for a Reason team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they raise important funds to benefit families affected by dup15q syndrome.”

The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf.

Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $400 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.

About Dup15q Alliance

Dup15q Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides family support and promotes awareness, research, and targeted treatments for dup15q syndrome. Dup15q syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that may cause symptoms such as epilepsy, intellectual disability, motor delays, and autism.

Our Mission is to empower individuals living with dup15q syndrome and other related rare diseases to reach their full potential by advancing breakthrough research and life-changing therapeutic treatments, supporting families affected by dup15q, and promoting advocacy.

We envision a world where families, clinicians, and advocates enable dup15q individuals to thrive.

About New York Road Runners (NYRR) 

NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.