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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Named an Official Charity Partner of 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 6

New York, March 29, 2016—The V Foundation for Cancer Research was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, announced Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6.

“The V Foundation is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said Braun. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a dynamic platform for our dedicated charity runners to raise significant funds and increase awareness for 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 amazing support of our fight against cancer.”

Approximately 340 official charity partners will be part of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

In its third year as an Official Charity Partner, The V Foundation will offer 100 runners the opportunity to participate in this year’s event by joining Team V, The V Foundation’s official endurance training and fundraising team. Committing to a $3,250 fundraising minimum, Team V members will receive several amenities, including free registration, guaranteed entry into the event, a personalized training program from a professional coach, race day gear and fundraising support. The V Foundation is expecting another sell-out year, following its largest turnout to date in 2015. Net proceeds of Team V events are awarded to cancer research and related programs.

“We welcome The V Foundation 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 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 nationally on ESPN2.

For more information about The V Foundation for Cancer Research, or to register for Team V, please visit www.jimmyv.org.