NYCRUNS Announces Official Charity Partner Program for 2022 Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon

November 18, 2021

1,000 Free Entries Given to Local Nonprofit’s CAMBA and NYU Langone Health Named “Top Charity Partners”

Brooklyn, NY November 18, 2021/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – NYCRUNS, one of the fastest growing consumer health and wellness businesses and the organizer of the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, today announced the Official Charity Partner Program. The 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, which will be the largest startup launch for an envisioned race, will evolve the traditional charity partner program for mass participatory races by offering more inclusive and consistent pricing across both the marathon and half marathon, lower fundraising minimums, and no charity partner fees. 

The program will have three levels — Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 — with various benefits and allotments of entries.  Most notably, as part of Tier 3, which will be called Community Partners, NYCRUNS will be giving out one-thousand free entries in the race exclusively for local New York City & Tri-State 501(c)3 charitable organizations, who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The free entries will be given to local organizations with $1M annual operating budget or less.

“NYCRUNS wants to support our local and community focused non profit organizations, who have been badly hurt by Covid-19 from a fundraising perspective,” says Steve Lastoe, the founder and CEO of NYCRUNS, adding, “We hope that our race can provide a free and robust fundraising avenue for them in 2022 and beyond.”

Rick Davy, Founder and Director of BK Style Foundation, one of the Community Charity Partners, added,BK Style is about building bridges and we are excited to work with NYCRUNS to build bridges in our community so champions can run or walk across to success.”

Additionally, CAMBA, who is the benefitting charity of the NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K on marathon weekend, and NYU Langone Health will be two of the featured Tier 1 Signature Charity Partners of the 2022 Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon. Both organizations will have entries in the race and exclusive benefits for runners that are only available to Tier 1 Signature Charity Partners.

“As a proud partner since 2014, CAMBA is thrilled to once again team up with NYCRUNS for this legendary Brooklyn marathon weekend,” said CAMBA President & CEO Joanne M. Oplustil. “We have felt an increased sense of community and Brooklyn pride after the last 20 months fighting the pandemic and are extremely thankful for your support in helping struggling New Yorkers.”

Currently on track for over 25,000 participants, the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon will be one of the biggest running events in the city and one of the largest running events nationwide. An epic tour de force of Brooklyn, the race also strives to serve and support the residents and communities that make up the borough. This exciting new partnership is an important step in achieving that mission.

To learn more about becoming a 2022 Official Charity Partner of the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, please contact charity@nycruns.com.



In 2022, NYCRUNS will produce approximately 30 running events for as many as 100,000 athletes. These events include our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, the Newport-Liberty Half Marathon – one of the largest half marathons in New Jersey, and the storied Empire State Building Run-Up.

NYCRUNS races are accurately measured, electronically timed, and produced by a highly trained team of event and medical professionals. Our post-race festivals feature fresh New York bagels (with a shmear of course – this is New York), fresh fruit, and a vibrant atmosphere led by a great DJ.

Our goal is to give athletes the chance to win their race by providing them with the best possible experience from the time they register until the moment they see their finish line photos. In doing so, we want to be a relentlessly positive part of our customers lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, local causes, and local runners; and a great employer to our diverse team of employees. NYCRUNS was built with these values in mind, and they guide us moving forward. We cant wait to see you Win YOUR Race! www.nycruns.com