NEW YORK, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist and Hirschfeld Properties president Elie Hirschfeld ran the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 20, 2016. The 13.1 mile race around Manhattan, organized by the New York Road Runners, took place despite the seasonally cold weather. Hirschfeld finished the race in 2 hours, 43 minutes, and 14 seconds, keeping an average mile time of 12 minutes and 28 seconds. He placed 83rd for his age group.
Hirschfeld dedicated his race to two organizations that is involved with; the Elie Hirschfeld Foundation and Team for Kids. Team for Kids raises funds on behalf of the New York Road Runners to promote healthier lifestyles for children across the country by engaging them in running. The Elie Hirschfeld Foundation, founded by Hirschfeld, supports institutions and initiatives focused on education, athletics, healthcare, and Jewish causes. "Runs such as these not only encourage me to be healthier, but help younger people appreciate healthy lifestyles and activities. It is so important for kids to be taught early how to take better care of their health," Hirschfeld said.
Hirschfeld greatly enjoyed the race itself, noting that it was "lots of fun." He particularly enjoyed running past several properties he owned or developed. "It is with a sense of pride that I run through the City and pass some of the buildings we developed, and to know that we have have contributed in a small way to this unforgettable New York skyline," Hirschfeld said.
About Hirschfeld Properties:
Hirschfeld Properties is an owner of real estate, developing projects in the New York metropolitan area. With affiliates, it has been engaged in the development or ownership of some of the most renowned office buildings, hotels, multi-family residential buildings, parking facilities and retail projects in New York City. It has developed projects such as luxury residential towers Park Avenue Plaza, The Gotham and The Exchange, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York's first open-air parking garages, Manhattan Mall and the Sports Club LA Building.
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