VIENNA, Va., March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Judi Kaplan Elkin, NBCA's Director of Development & Regional Affairs. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
"NBCA is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner," said Elkin. "The TCS New York City Marathon provides a dynamic platform for Team Stop the Clot®, our dedicated team of charity runners, to raise significant funds and increase awareness for important causes that are special to them. We are looking forward to supporting and celebrating our runners throughout their memorable journeys, and are forever appreciative of their fundraising efforts that benefit National Blood Clot Alliance's mission dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke. NBCA works on behalf of people who may be susceptible to blood clots, including, but not limited to, people with clotting disorders, cancer, traumatic injury, atrial fibrillation, and risks related to surgery, lengthy immobility, childbirth and birth control."
Approximately 340 official charity partners will be part of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. NBCA, now in its 5th year as an official Community Level Charity of the TCS New York City Marathon, has ten open spots for Team Stop the Clot®. Team members are required to raise a minimum of $2500. Team Stop the Clot® members are provided special amenities including: a Stop the Clot® racing singlet, a race weekend dinner, fundraising assistance and weekly live chat Facebook training advice through NYRR. Team Stop the Clot® marathoners have the opportunity to raise awareness and help save lives, while running one of the world's greatest road races.
"We welcome National Blood Clot Alliance as an official charity partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon," said Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy for New York Road Runners. "Our official charity partner program is one of the TCS New York City Marathon's most meaningful elements, providing thousands of participants with the opportunity to run for causes significant to them, while raising critical funds for hundreds of inspiring non-profit organizations. We wish the best to all of these runners as they begin their extraordinary journey to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon."
The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will feature a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ages and abilities. More than 10,000 volunteers help to support participants across the 26.2-mile race route, which touches each of New York City's five boroughs, and is lined with more than one million neighbors and guests.
The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.
About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features the world's top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants running four laps around Central Park, and expanded citywide in 1976. In 2015, 49,595 runners from 125 countries toured New York City's five boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, before ending in Manhattan at the iconic Central Park finish line. More than one million spectators line the city streets to cheer on the runners, while millions more watch the live television broadcast in the United States and around the world. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world's top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowning the top professional male and female marathoners of the series. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.com.
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