Though we’ve had more than 500 runners represent Odyssey House in the marathon over the past 10+ years, this is our first time as a charity partner. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bolster our team and bring more attention to our mission: helping New Yorkers in need overcome drug and alcohol abuse, improve their physical and mental health, and defeat homelessness.
We’d like to offer you the chance to join the Odyssey House Run for Your Life team at the TCS New York City Marathon in November.
Running for Odyssey House not only provides you with guaranteed entry, it also gives you the opportunity to change lives and give back to your community. For a guaranteed entry, you must commit to raising a total of $3,000 for Odyssey House, which will directly support the men, women, and families in our programs.
That might sound like a lot to raise, but we’re here to help! We’ll support your fundraising with access to an easy-to-build online Crowdrise page that you can use to track your progress. We can provide you with sample text and team photos for your page if you need it. Once your Crowdrise page is complete, you share the fundraising page link with your family and friends via email and/or your social media networks.
Your entry package includes an Odyssey House racing jersey, an invitation to our annual team dinner on the Friday night before the marathon, and twice-weekly training opportunities with Team Odyssey.
Learn more about Team Odyssey in this New York Times article from last year’s marathon. And if you are interested in running with us on November 3, 2019, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch. Thank you for your support!