Jericho Project is Official Charity Partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 5, 2017

Jericho Project, a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit leader ending homelessness at its roots, has been named an Official Charity Partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017. The race will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017. This is the first time that Jericho has been an Official Charity Partner.

Individuals who run for Jericho Project are guaranteed entry into the Marathon. Each runner will raise a minimum of $5,000 to be raised by October 29, 2017. Funds will benefit housing, employment and health services for the more than 2,500 adults, veterans, families and young adults who Jericho serves annually. One of Jericho’s newest initiatives is Walton House, its eighth and largest supportive housing residence being built in the Bronx to enable homeless and at-risk veterans and young, many LGBTQ, adults, to lead fulfilling lives.

“The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon reminds us that we are all part of a larger community that works together on behalf of our citizens in New York and nationally,” said Tori Lyon, Jericho Project CEO. “Many of our supporters and staff are runners, so we are excited to channel these passions towards what is one of the greatest urban experiences of individual achievement and solidarity of spirit.”

Runners representing Jericho are Heli Pinillos and Kevin Dunlevy, Project Managers at B&B Urban, an affordable housing developer and longtime Jericho partner; Adriana Rodriguez-Baptiste, LCSW, Deputy Chief of Programs and Clinical Practice at Jericho Project; Margarita “Maggie” Schreiber, a paralegal for Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C., one of New York’s premier personal injury firms, and James Thaler, of Guy Carpenter and Co., a global risk and reinsurance specialist.

More than 350 official charity partners will be part of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. In 2016, 9,000 charity runners raised $36.1 million during the marathon on behalf of hundreds of not-for-profit organizations in New York City and across the nation. Since the inception of the official charity partner program in 2006, $235 million has been raised.

Approximately 50,000 runners are expected to finish the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jericho Project as an official charity partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Michael Rodgers, vice president of development and philanthropy for New York Road Runners. “Participants in our official charity partner program run for causes that are important to them, while raising critical funds that directly impact hundreds of charity organizations. We are inspired by the thousands of runners who take part in this program and wish them all the best as they begin their incredible journeys to the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.”

Jericho Project provides supportive housing and comprehensive services to encourage employment and wellness in seven supportive housing residences in New York, including two state-of-the-art Veterans Residences in the Bronx. Additionally, it enables adults, families and veterans to access affordable housing in apartments throughout the city.

The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will feature a world-class American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ages and abilities. More than 10,000 volunteers help to 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 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.

About Jericho Project: Jericho Project was founded in 1983 to provide housing and holistic services to New York City’s most vulnerable homeless individuals. Jericho’s rigorous fiscal discipline, innovative public-private partnerships and base of passionate donors have created a solid track record of results: 95% of clients maintain housing stability. Jericho’s housing and extended services cost only $13,000 per person annually, compared to $32,000 for a single shelter, $50,000 for a family shelter, and $168,000 for a jail cell annually. https://jerichoproject.org

About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Over 1,100,000 people have finished the race since its first running in 1970 with just 127 entrants and 55 finishers running four laps around Central Park. The race expanded to all five boroughs in 1976 and just celebrated its 40th year as a five-borough affair. Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features over 50,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants from approximately 125 countries tour the city, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan. The NYRR Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon covered 1.8 miles of the race course in Central Park, beginning near mile 24 and finishing at the famed TCS New York City Marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast in 175 countries and territories, including viewers in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, nationally on ESPN2, and via various international broadcast partners. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowns the top professional male and female marathoners each year. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 47th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 5, 2017. To learn more, visit http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org.