As Alicia Keys sang so beautifully, New York is the “concrete jungle where dreams are made.” It is a destination people dream of visiting. It is also home to one of the best road marathons in the world.
Just walking through this legendary city is exhilarating. Now picture yourself running through the city streets as part of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon community.
From Staten Island to Manhattan, as you cross the Queensboro Bridge, millions of people on the sidelines cheer you on, urging you to dig deeper. Imagine the sense of fulfillment as you cross the finish line in world-famous Central Park.
For our Inspired Adventurers competing in this year’s New York City Marathon, fundraising and training is only the beginning of their journey!
Founded in 1970 by Fred Lebow, the original course consisted of laps around Central Park. Today, the New York City Marathon courses through the five boroughs of New York City. Now with over 50,000 competitors, participants in the marathon form a seemingly endless stream of human traffic, forcing the closure of many major roads throughout the city.
In 2011, Inspired Adventures thought what better fitness goal could there be for our adventurers than competing in the New York City Marathon to raise vital funds for Australian charities? And so it began.
When the entry ballot closes in March, and registered marathoners miss out on a coveted spot on the starting line, we offer our adventurers the opportunity to run for a cause. One such adventurer is Chad Edmunds.
In 2013, Chad conquered Mount Everest for Cure Cancer Australia Foundation’s Trek for a Cure, raising over $4,000. This year he has upped his target, aiming to raise $10,000 to fund vital research into a cure for cancer.
“A lot of my motivation for the Everest challenge was drawn from seeing a family member suffering from cancer and not knowing what I could do to help. This year, the motivation is the same.
For me, it’s not about a race or setting any times. It’s about showing the mental strength to take up a challenge, and crossing the finish line knowing you’ve made a difference.”
- Support Chad and the Cure Cancer team
- Meet the Miracle Babies team
- Run with Cure Cancer Australia Foundation or Miracle Babies
- Read more Inspired Adventures Marathon blogs