TCS New York City Marathon

We’re proud to have been accepted as an official community charity partner for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

Application and Details

As many of you know, GJ was an avid runner growing up and continued to do so throughout treatment and his fight against GBM.  This event will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts as it is the ultimate test of grit, passion and togetherness.  It will be especially emotional for me as we ran the final 6 miles together in 2018, weeks before the MRI showed his tumor recurrence.  There truly is no environment quite like the course of the NYC Marathon and I feel that it is a great metaphor for what GJ went through during his 25 month battle…There will be ups and there will be downs.  There will be stages where you’re floating on air and there will certainly be a moment where you don’t think your body can possibly make it another stride.  However, I promise you’ll dig deep within and find a way to #LiveStacheStrong. 

Ultimately, I wish each of you could run with our team and represent our mission, but at the end of the day we only have 5 bibs to give out.  Our board of directors will review each application and we are planning to notify all runners by April 10th.  Upon selection, you will receive a consent form that details the commitment by race day (minimum of $3,500 raised), connection to our Olympic Qualifying Running Coach, and other important details.  This gives the team over 6 months to start training and promoting their efforts.  If you are not selected this year, I truly hope you will consider running with us next year!!!

Application Requirements – Please answer the following 4 questions and send to StacheStrong@gmail.com by March 31st, 2020 for consideration:

1) What does StacheStrong mean to you and how do you #LiveStacheStrong?

2) Why are you personally running?

3) What are your plans for promoting your involvement with StacheStrong to raise the $3,500 NYC Marathon minimum?  (Include any social media presence, affiliation groups, etc.)  GET CREATIVE!

4) Provide photos to be used on personal fundraising page and StacheStrong media. 

Good luck and remember to always #LiveStacheStrong!!!