RISE Seeks Runners

This week, RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity) announced its selection as an official charity partner of 2023 United Airlines NYC Half, which will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2023. It is the second time that the nonprofit has been chosen in this highly competitive process.

Interested runners for this 13.1 mile race should go to riserockaway.org to learn more and to contact us at info@riserockaway.org.

RISE is seeking five runners who are interested in representing the organization at 2023 United Airlines NYC Half. We will be inviting folks who have a relationship to the Rockaways and a commitment to RISE’s mission of making a difference in the community. That is by serving neighbors, removing trash from the shoreline, distributing local organic produce to residents, enriching place-based education programs for local young people, increasing civic engagement, and strengthening community connections.

New York Road Runners anticipates twenty-five thousand participants to run the one-of-a-kind course, which showcases New York City’s historic landmarks, popular parks, sweeping views from the Manhattan Bridge, and diverse neighborhoods, starting at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, then passing Grand Army Plaza, the United Nations, Grand Central Terminal, and Times Square, before ending near the iconic TCS New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park.

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