Congratulations to Team Alex on completing the 2015 NYC Half Marathon

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Featured, News

Congratulations to Team Alex on completing the 2015 NYC Half Marathon

Congratulations to our amazing 2015 Team Alex runners!  This year’s team not only achieved stellar race times, they hit a a new fundraising record. And donations continue to come in.

The starter pistol went off at 7:30AM and the first of 30,000 participants took their first steps of the 13.1 mile run through Manhattan.  Thirty of those runners were sporting black and purple Team Alex running shirts. Together they had already raised more than $70,000 and they just had 13.1 miles to go. Many of our team members are accomplished runners while others had never tackled a 5 mile race, let alone 13.1!  After running through Central Park and Times Square and then down a long stretch of the West Side Highway, Team Alex runners crossed the finish line at South Street Seaport.  Team members celebrated with a delicious and hearty brunch at Spina Restaurant in the East Village.

Team Alex’s incredible efforts will come to life on June 6th when we re-build a Super storm Sandy destroyed playground in Berkeley Township NJ. Their efforts will also go a long way towards helping to build the much needed playground for another public elementary school in Paterson, NJ this fall.

We thank all of our amazing Team Alex runners and all of their friends and family who supported them by making generous donations to Alexandra’s Playground!