Join Team Alex in the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Posted by on April 13, 2017 in Events

Join Team Alex in the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

JOIN OUR TEAM ALEX RUNNERS – Have Fun, Get in Shape and Give the Gift of Play!

Yes, we are doing it again! Team Alex is gearing up to run the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday March 19, 2017, on a 13.1 mile tour of New York City.

Get in shape while making a difference. Alexandra’s Playground is committed to bringing more children the opportunity for safe, active play. Every year we identify and build playgrounds for very deserving communities in the tri-state NY/NJ/CT area. We also build much needed playgrounds in Haiti.

If you would like to join us please email Andrea at


As an official New York Road Runners charity partner, Alexandra’s Playground has a limited number of secured entries for the race. We allocate those spots to team members who do not get entry via the NYRR lottery and who commit to fundraising a minimum of $2000. That fundraising commitment must be met by March 16, 2017.

We ask that all team members first try to secure a spot in the race via the NYRR lottery system. Click here to sign up with NYRR. Please note the lottery closes on December 1st and the drawing will take place on December 8th.


Team Alex has been running the NYC Half Marathon since 2009. Every year our team grows and our fundraising gets stronger. The funds raised go towards building a playground or supporting a program in a deserving community. To date, with a focus on the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, we have built more than 20 playgrounds and programs across the US and abroad.


  • Meet other amazing runners
  • Receive a Team Alex running shirt
  • Join us for a post race team brunch
  • Raise funds online via our Crowdrise page where you can create your own personal page and keep track of your fundraising
  • Tell your friends and family that you know how to make a difference while getting in shape
  • Give safe and active play opportunities to children who wouldn’t otherwise have them

You and your friends may also support our work by mailing your donation to: Alexandra’s Playground, 34 North Brook Lane, Irvington, NY 10533

We promise you will have fun and get in shape while giving hundreds of children a safe place to play!!

Hope to have you on Team Alex 2017!