The New York City Marathon sponsored by ING will take place on November 6th 2011. Both celebrities and normal people alike will run the marathon in aid of charities and foundations. Check out our list of who is running the Marathon this year and what they are running for:
Who: Christy Turlington
For: Every Mother Counts
Why: Christy is running the New York City Marathon for Every Mother Counts, a foundation she started to make people more aware of maternal and child health worldwide.
For more information visit the Every Mother Counts website
Who: Veronica Webb
For: Harlem United
Why: Invited by Harlem United, a foundation helping those most at risk deal with HIV/AIDS, Veronica chose to challenge herself by running the New York City Marathon after seeing the amazing work done by the organization.
For more information visit the Harlem United website
Who: Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire)
Why: Paul, who turns 40 this month, wanted to take up the challenge of running the New York City Marathon to raise money for JDRF, a foundation for juvenile diabetes.
For more information visit the JDRF website
For more information visit the North Shore Animal League website