In just five short weeks, thousands of runners will be hitting the streets of New York to cross a lifelong goal off their bucketlists: to run in the world-renowned New York City Marathon. To honor our 125th Anniversary, East Side House ends the year on a high note, as the first time as an official 2016 TCS New York City Marathon charity partner.
Six generous individuals with a passion for social justice make up Team East Side House, who’ve trained hard while tirelessly fundraising on our behalf. The runners- some veteran marathon participants, as well as first timers- will run the 26.2 mile course through the five boroughs, snaking through Mott Haven, mere feet away fromEast Side House’s headquarters.
“A huge part of the reason I was so interested in doing this is because it was a way for me to give back to my community. I’m of Dominican and Haitian descent, and I love that East Side House has given me an opportunity to give back to Black and Latino students by raising funds that will help these young adults,” gushed one of the runners, a professional in the field of higher education.
Stay tuned for details on how you can join cheer them on.