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.

PARTICIPATING CHARITIES

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.

ALS Association – Greater New York Chapter

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The ALS Association’s mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. As one of The ALS Association’s leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission of The ALS Association by:

• Providing quality services to patients and families living with ALS throughout the greater New York area including New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and northern and central New Jersey.

• Funding aggressive, cutting-edge research to find a cure that utilizes the newest techniques and fosters collaborative initiatives among government agencies, the private sector and scientists.

• Supporting The ALS Association’s national advocacy program to expand government support of research and elicit programs to make treatments and care accessible and affordable for all ALS patients.

• Heightening awareness of ALS in order to stimulate volunteerism, scientific and healthcare community activism, and public support that is essential to the fight against ALS.

Alzheimer’s Association

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Go the distance with ALZ Stars! We’re making moves to end Alzheimer’s Disease one step at a time while we raise awareness and funds to benefit the research, care and support of the Alzheimer’s Association. When you join ALZ Stars, you’ll become part of a team that is passionate about finding a cure and making a difference in the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers. You’ll also receive benefits such as fundraising and training support, opportunities for group runs and social activities, event apparel, fundraising incentives and event weekend activities. Most importantly, there is no better benefit than the camaraderie of a team that is striving for the same vision – a world without Alzheimer’s.

American Committee for Shaare Zedek

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Shaare Zedek, located in the center of Jerusalem, treats more than 650,000 people, 65,000 children & over 140,000 Emergency visits. More than 22,000 babies will be born at Shaare Zedek this year – more than any other hospital in the Western World! Shaare Zedek is an international leader in the area of Emergency Preparedness, Trauma and International Relief. Shaare Zedek’s top physicians and nurses have provided medical relief in natural disaster and in medically underdeveloped areas, such as Japan, Haiti, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia and India. Shaare Zedek has an international reputation for excellence in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, women’s health, neonatology, oncology and palliative medicine, medical genetics, pediatric neurology, gastroenterology, pediatric nephrology, laparoscopic surgery, hand surgery and Gaucher’s Disease. Shaare Zedek does not receive ANY government funding for new equipment and to update its facilities. We therefore rely on the generosity of our donors from around the world.

Autism Speaks

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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Back on My Feet NYC

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Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources. Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way our society approaches homelessness. Our unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength, and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes, and new lives. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope.

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.

Children’s Tumor Foundation

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The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), the term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. Our mission is to advance peer-reviewed research to develop treatments and cures for NF; support persons with NF and their families by making thorough and accurate information readily available; assist in developing clinical centers and best practices to improve access to quality healthcare for those who live with NF; and expand public awareness of NF to improve diagnoses, increase understanding of the challenges that NF presents and encourage support for NF research.

Concrete Safaris

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We’re inviting YOU to race for our children’s environmental health organization at the 2018 2XU NYC Triathlon. Funds raised for this event will support our year-round after school and summer program called City Surfers. 7- to 11-year olds living in and around East Harlem’s public housing projects grow over an acre of gardens around their homes, cycle, swim, run, play games, make nature art, practice leadership skills, advocate for health policy change, and more.

DKMS: We Delete Blood Cancer

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DKMS is an international not for profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by: creating awareness; recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life; raising funds to match donor registration costs; supporting the improvement of therapies through research; and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.

Farm Sanctuary

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Founded in 1986, Farm Sanctuary works to change how our society views and treats farm animals through rescue, education and advocacy. The organization provides lifelong care for animals rescued from abuse at four sanctuary locations in New York, California and New Jersey; promotes compassionate vegan living; and advocates legal and policy reforms. To learn more about Farm Sanctuary, visit farmsanctuary.org.

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.

Organization for Autism Research

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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is the only autism charity that focuses solely on applied research. Funds raised directly support research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis. Guarantee your entry with the TRI FOR AUTISM. Raise Money. Fund Research. Change Lives.

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.

Ronald McDonald House New York

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Ronald McDonald House New York provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world. The House can accommodate 84 families, and its location is within close proximity to 13 major cancer treatment centers. While families are asked to donate $35 per night, the cost to operate a single room is $295 per night. Donations to Ronald McDonald House New York help to support operations, as well as to underwrite recreational and educational and family support programs for resident families. The House serves children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its founding, more than 35,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York. For more information, visit www.rmh-newyork.org.

ScriptEd

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ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology. We bring our tuition-free program directly to schools where classes are taught by software developers on a volunteer basis. Students apply their new coding skills in paid summer internships where they work with role models in the field as well as gain the experience and confidence necessary to pursue careers in technology.

Sharsheret

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Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women of all Jewish backgrounds diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals and related resources. Team Sharsheret is an athletic program supporting Sharsheret’s 12 national breast cancer and ovarian cancer programs to raise awareness and funds that benefit thousands of Jewish women and families. Team athletes train and participate in athletic races including marathons, half marathons, triathlons and ironman challenges.

St. Jude

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You can now swim, bike and run as you TRI all you can to support the lifesaving work being done at St. Jude by participating as a St. Jude Hero in the New York City Triathlon. When you fundraise for St. Jude, your support helps us guarantee that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude—for anything—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Turn the ultimate endurance test into support for the kids of St. Jude for the best race experience you’ll ever have.

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 athletes race to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research. TNT is the largest and most successful endurance training program for charity. Join the Team and make Someday Today! As a TNT Teammate, 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 • Entry into the Team In Training pre-race inspiration celebration • Official TNT triathlon kit 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

Team to End AIDS

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TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) has trained more than 6,000 athletes and raised in excess of $10 million benefiting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and HIV/AIDS-related community charities.

Whether this is your first race or your fiftieth, T2 offers world class training programs for multiple endurance events. T2 is about the journey as much as the destination. Coaches, staff and athletes will help you train, fundraise and celebrate life, making your T2 experience unforgettable.

The Blue Card

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The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance, with a minimum of obstacles, in a caring and dignified manner to needy survivors of Nazi persecution in the United States. While the Holocaust seems like a long-ago nightmare, for survivors and their families it is a continuing one. For many, the losses they experienced decades ago are compounded by their current struggles to subsist on meager incomes and threadbare or nonexistent support systems. One-third of Holocaust survivors in the United States live at or below the federal poverty line. Today, The Blue Card is the only organization in the United States whose sole mission is to aid needy Holocaust survivors by providing direct cash payments. Additionally, survivors are assisted through core programs including monthly stipend, medical, dental, emergency response, cancer, rent and Jewish holiday.

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!

Wheeling Forward

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Wheeling Forward helps people with disabilities experience life to the fullest and enable them to see possibility where others see insurmountable obstacles. Our mission is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by helping them achieve their goals, big or small, today rather than tomorrow. Through our various programs and services, we assist individuals gain the necessary knowledge and confidence to live independently in the community. For additional information and news on our organization, please visit: Wheeling Forward or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WheelingForward

Wiggle Your Toes

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It is the mission of Wiggle Your Toes (WYT) to empower those who have lost a limb to move forward, take action and get back to the life they want. WYT provides support to people who have lost a limb and their families by bringing critical resources together to help handle important issues – from legal issues to therapy – so they can take the next step. WYT takes people who have suffered limb loss from ‘what now?’ and ‘what’s next?’ to ‘here’s how’ and ‘now I can.’

YMCA of Great New York

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New York City’s YMCA is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

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ZERO’s mission is to end prostate cancer. We will save lives and stop pain and suffering by advancing research, encouraging action and providing education and support to men and their families.