New York City Marathon – 7th November 2010
CRY-ing out for volunteers for the NYC marathon
The New York City Marathon is a major annual marathon (42.195 km) whose course runs through all five boroughs of New York City. It is one of the largest marathons in the world, with 43,659 finishers in 2009. The next marathon will be run on November 7, 2010.
It is held on the first Sunday of November and attracts professional competitors and amateurs from all over the world. Because of the popularity of the race, participation is limited to 37,000 entrants chosen largely by a lottery system.
The New York City Marathon organisers offer a 15-week online program featuring the coaching of Andrew Kastor. Whether you're a first-time marathoner or a seasoned veteran, the official ING New York City Marathon online training plan will help you meet your race-day goals
CRY Ireland wants you to choose them as your charity. CRY Ireland’s main focus in 2010 is to fund The National C.R.Y.P. Centre in Tallaght Hospital. Over 5,000 people suffer sudden cardiac death in Ireland each year, of which 60 to 80 are under the age of 35 years. In direct response to this a dedicated new treatment centre, The Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons at Tallaght Hospital was opened in November 2008. Fundraising is crucial on an ongoing basis to cover the collect costs of the Centre as they receive no funding form the Government. There is no charge made to the patient regardless of their financial or insurance basis.
For more information on the marathon visit www.nycmarathon.org