Participating Charities
Join a team. Make a difference.

The New York City Triathlon is proud to partner with so many great charities that give you the opportunity to race for a cause. If you’re passionate about our partners, consider supporting their cause by joining their team and dedicating your race to helping others. Many of these organizations offer their own full-service training programs.

Post-close race entries may still be secured through one of these official charity partners. Please click through a relevant partner’s link to learn more.

Interested in going for it? Contact the official charity partner directly to begin the process to register for the 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon.

PARTICIPATING CHARITIES

Life Time Foundation

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The Life Time Foundation partners with schools around the country to eliminate processed and artificial ingredients from lunches. Their mission to create healthier future generations for years to come is brought to life through donations, which go directly to the schools.

By fundraising $2,500 you will receive free race entry to 2020 Verizon New York City Triathlon, a branded Voler tri kit, other Life Time Foundation gear, a personal fundraising page with fundraising support and a full heart for giving children a healthier future. To join the team, visit their website or contact Nate Moen at nmoen@ltfoundation.org.

Achilles International

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Swim, bike and run the 2018 2XU NYC Triathlon in support of the Achilles Paratriathlon Team! Achilles International enables people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Alzheimer’s Association

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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

CaringKind

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CaringKind* is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 30 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. We offer a 24-hour Helpline run by professional staff, individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. We believe in the power of caregiving and seek a world where everyone dealing with dementia has the support they need, when they need it.

Concrete Safaris

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Concrete Safaris prepares youth in East Harlem to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement. Our four key programs are a free 5-day/week after school for 72 children at PS 57, a year-round internship program for over 250 youth, a field trip program to our gardens in two public housing developments, and our obstacle race and active living fair series on streets in commercial corridors and adjacent to public housing and schools. The lottery sells out each year, so supporting a Charity Partner like Concrete Safaris is your only way in….. Join Team Concrete Safaris by racing as: 1. One individual entry with a $2,000 minimum fundraising goal by race day. You will be responsible for running, cycling, and swimming the entire course, and raising the funds. 2. One team relay entry with a $3,000 minimum fundraising goal by race day. Two – three individuals may run, swim, or race those sections of the course, and each individual will be responsible for raising $1,000 of the goal. For your participation, you will receive: 1. a rockin’ Concrete Safaris logo t-shirt also guaranteed to be a great conversation starter 2. your very own cheering squad comprised of our participants and staff 3. fundraising advice from Concrete Safaris’ executive director 4. an online fundraising tool to keep track of your contributions 5. introductions to Team Concrete Safaris, other folks like you who are racing for our kids 6. the opportunity to ditch work or school to volunteer with our kids during after school (requires background check) 7. invites to regular volunteer days as a celebrity guest to share your experience on Team Concrete Safaris

Dare2tri

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Dare2tri is an Illinois-based 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization with the mission to positively impact the lives of athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by developing their skills in paratriathlon. Dare2tri empowers individuals with disabilities and gives them the opportunity to be physically active, engaged with their community, and helps them set and reach goals. Dare2tri changes lives by boosting individuals’ self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.

When you join Dare2tri Race2Raise you get to achieve your own health and wellness goals and support Dare2tri athletes in achieving their goals.  All funds from Race2Raise allow us to provide equipment, programs, and training that give people with physical disabilities and visual impairments the opportunity to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Join us!

Harlem Lacrosse

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Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) is a non-profit youth service organization that uses lacrosse to engage roughly 300 at-risk children from low income areas of New York City. HLL’s mission is to provide a safe, structured environment for children to compete, learn and develop into future leaders in their communities. Our Process: Academic and social-emotional skill building throughout the school day, out-of-school time and calendar year Daily study halls with an attendance rate of 95% After school tutoring and test prep sessions throughout the year Lacrosse instruction three times per week on average 1-2 college trips per year for each school program Boarding school and college admissions counseling Service learning and leadership training classes and events Career exploration and financial literacy workshops, workplace visits and panels Our Results (since 2011): Annual GPA improvement for HLL students of 5-10 points On-time middle school graduation rate of 100% $9.1 million in boarding school scholarship offers College admission since 2013 include Haverford College, the University of Virginia, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Haverford College, Bates College, Hobart College, Colby College and Dickinson College For additional information and news on the organization, please visit the HLL website at www.harlemlacrosse.org.

La Escuelita

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La Escuelita is the first Spanish dual language preschool on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and one of the first in NYC. Opening its doors in 2003, La Escuelita’s mission is to support bilingualism in children from birth to 3rd grade through our three core values: bilingualism, play-based learning and diversity. La Escuelita offers a unique preschool experience to families who value bilingualism and play-based learning, while being engaged in a diverse and stimulating community.

PS75 Parent Teacher Association

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PS75 is an elementary school of K-5th grade students drawn from a very diverse community and boasts one of the strongest and coveted Spanish/English dual language programs in the City. Additionally, PS75 is one of five elementary schools in Manhattan that have the ASD Nest program—a program for high functioning students with autism spectrum disorders. It’s approximately 580 students are 55% Hispanic/Latino, 25% Black/African American, 17% White and 3% Asian. More than 65% of our students qualify for free lunch under federal low-income guidelines. Throughout the year, volunteer parents work hard to raise funds for our in-school arts and enrichment that serves every student at PS75. We do not have the affluence of other District 3 schools and yet are able to partner with our principal to provide robust enrichment programming at each grade level. These activities reinforce the core curriculum while providing children with the opportunity to explore and discover new skills and talents.

Sharsheret

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Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, a national cancer organization with four offices (California, Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey), serves 150,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students, in all 50 states. Sharsheret creates a safe community for women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer and their families at every stage of life and at every stage of cancer – from before diagnosis, during treatment and into the survivorship years. While our expertise is focused on young women and Jewish families, more than 15% of those we serve are not Jewish. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men. We provide One-on-One Support for women and their families touched by breast cancer and ovarian cancer (all free, confidential, and convenient), Education and Outreach for women, families, and community and medical professionals and opportunities for Community Action for women and men of all ages. To join our team and for more information e-mail Ellen Kleinhaus at ekleinhaus@sharsheret.org.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training

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Join Team In Training (TNT) and be a part of a group of individuals that strive to make a difference. TNT is the largest and most successful endurance training program for charity, and our athlete race to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research. Join the Team and you will receive: guaranteed race entry (entry fee covered by TNT), coaching (including weekly customized training plans, advice on nutrition, injury prevention and more), personalized fundraising page and professional support from TNT staff, official TNT triathlon kit, and much more. Why we need your help: Every 3 minutes one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every 9 minutes someone dies from a blood cancer. Despite progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis. Join the Team today!

Team Bright Side

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January 1st 2013 I heard the words that no parent should ever hear, “Your child has cancer”. In an instant those four words changed my family’s life forever. My son, Ryan, was ultimately diagnosed, at the age of 7, with High Risk Pre-B ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), a blood cancer that impacts about 2,900 children representing 35% of all types of childhood cancer. The #1 disease killer of our precious children. He is now a teenager and very fortunate to be considered a survivor.

To become a survivor, he endured three and a half years of treatment and over 1,722 admissions of 14 different types of chemotherapy, some of which were literally gallons of chemo. He had 10 hospital admissions for a total of 40 nights. So many trips to the ER I lost count. Three surgeries. Three bone marrow aspirations. Three anaphylaxis allergic reactions including one that landed us in the ICU. 30 spinal taps. Nineteen blood transfusions. Chemical meningitis and two relapse scares. That is the reality. It is simply so hard to watch your child go through such a brutal treatment plan. You feel so helpless and yet so grateful for all the parents, researchers, doctors, nurses and kids who have been fighting this battle before Ryan.

I needed an outlet…an outlet that allowed me to feel like I was making a difference and had some sort of control on a journey where there is so little. I decided to do something personally hard for me to honor the struggle that my son was facing. I formed a small team and we signed up to do the 2013 Chicago Triathlon.

We call ourselves “Team Bright Side”. The name of the team came from one of the most valuable lessons my son has taught me. Ryan has faced a lot of hard times conquering his chemo treatment plan, but through all the challenges he has faced he always says, “the good thing is”.  Even in some very dark moments Ryan can somehow always find the bright side. With his spirit in mind our team was formed and the momentum continues to builds. In the last six years we have trained over 420 athletes, built a kids triathlon team and raised over $1,000,000.

All of our fundraising to date has gone to the cutting edge of pediatric cancer research. This includes immunotherapy and being a part of the first ever FDA approved treatment that uses a patient’s own genetically modified cells to attack the cancer- a true breakthrough.

You see today’s treatment plan for kids like Ryan is three and a half years long, chemo based, and brutal. That plan works 80% of the time. However, it does not work for everyone and of those children that do survive two out of every three experience life threatening side effects.

We simply have to do better. Together we are making a dent in the universe. Together we are truly saving lives.

TriLatino

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We are a not-for-profit 501C3 recognized charity organization whose mission is to increase the participation of Latinos in triathlon and endurance sports, promote healthy lifestyles and uplift our communities. Whether you are looking to learn the ropes or to perfect your skills, we offer a training environment where athletes of all abilities and backgrounds can thrive together. We train, compete and celebrate our accomplishments as a family. No one ever gets left behind!