New York City Marathon: Celebrities Running This Year And Their Causes

by Sophie Russell · October 18, 2011

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:

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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)

For: JDRF

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

Who: Mya

For: North Shore Animal League America

Why: Animal lover, Mya, is taking part in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and money for the North Shore Animal League

For more information visit the North Shore Animal League website