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NYC Marathon Adds Inclusive Initiatives

By Charlotte Robinson, October 18, 2022

As part of its ongoing commitment to increasing inclusivity & representation in the running community New York Road Runners (NYRR) announced their expanded diversity & inclusion efforts that will be highlighted at this year’s TCS New York City Marathon that takes place Sunday November 6th. The expanded diversity & inclusion efforts will include initiatives for mothers at the marathon, non-binary runners, athletes with disabilities & more. There will also be a special event at the historic Stonewall Inn that has been named a “Safe Space” on Friday November 4th at 11A ET hosted by NYRR. Kerin Hempel, Chief Executive Officer, NYRR stated, “We are so proud that the TCS New York City Marathon attracts such a diverse & global community of runners & we are deeply focused on ensuring all of our athletes feel welcome & included at NYRR.” Erica Edwards-O’Neal, Senior VP of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at NYRR concluded, “These new initiatives demonstrate our deep commitment to centering & operationalizing equity in everything we do.” Since 1958 NYRR’s mission is to help & inspire people through running. New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives & school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub & training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how & opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event is the TCS New York City Marathon that is held annually on the first Sunday in November featuring a wide population of runners from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational & charity runners. 

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