Boise, Idaho, March, 2, 2023— Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) has been named an Official Charity Partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, November 5. Lee Pesky Learning Center will be among more than 550 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s biggest and boldest marathon.
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities from around the world. More than 50,000 runners are expected this year after the race returned to full capacity last year.
This spring, Lee Pesky Learning Center will be recruiting athletes to run in the TCS New York City Marathon and garner support and awareness for children overcoming obstacles to learning. Last year, LPLC’s team consisted of 12 runners recruited from five states who raised a collective $44,872 and covered 314.4 miles on ‘race day’ on behalf of Lee Pesky Learning Center.
LPLC’s partnership with the TCS NYC Marathon is one which spans over a decade and includes former runners such as Nathan Katsuki, an LPLC alumnus and Netflix Kaleidoscope actor. Katsuki, a member of the 2021 LPLC marathon team, was featured on News12 Brooklyn at the time.
In the words of Lee Pesky Learning Center’s Advancement Director, “We extend our profound gratitude to the New York Road Runners for the opportunity to participate as a 2023 Charity Partner. We are also incredibly humbled by the community members who step up each year to race on behalf of LPLC. Their dedication, commitment, and athleticism will continue to inspire countless others.”
“The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the most exciting days of the year and thanks to our incredible charity partners it is also one of the most impactful and purposeful sporting events in the world,” said Christine Burke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR. “New York Road Runners is proud to support the Lee Pesky Learning Center team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they create pathways to learning for everyone.”
The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions. 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 $460 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.
Photo caption: Members of LPLC’s 2022 TCS NYC Marathon team pose on race day.