Marathon Runner Spotlight: Ari

Ari - A Young woman with wavy brown hair smiles and holds a baby goat.

Our final Marathon Runner Spotlight is Ari, a student at Brown University who is originally from New York City. She’ll be following in her mother’s footsteps by running the Marathon in her 20s, and is so excited to support PAWS NY with her fundraising.  “I have a 12-year-old rescue dog, Cleo, who I have had…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Natasja

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How many people can say they are reaching their childhood goals by running a Marathon? Natasja, who is running the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of PAWS NY, chose the goal of running a Marathon before the age of 26 (the number of miles in the race) when she was in fourth…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Annie

A young woman with long red-brown hair wears a black shirt and jeans, and crouches down to pose with a golden retriever / lab mix who smiles for the camera.

Annie is our next Runner Spotlight! A volunteer with PAWS NY since 2018, Annie is looking to improve upon her race time after running the TCS New York City Marathon in 2019. “I have been dog walking for PAWS NY since April 2018,” she said. “I’ve been walking a golden retriever named Valla now for…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Noella

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Kick off September with Noella’s Runner Spotlight! This Brooklynite had to take some time off from running due to a knee injury, but she’s back and ready to tackle her first-ever Marathon! Noella has volunteered with PAWS NY in the past and loves to take long walks with her pup, Elsie.  “Older adults are such…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Kyle

A man in a green shirt and glasses, and a woman in a flannel shirt with sunglasses smile for a selfie in a car. The woman holds a black & white spotted dog.

Today’s Runner Spotlight is all about Kyle! A Knicks fan and avid runner, Kyle already had guaranteed entry to the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, but still wanted to fundraise on behalf of a Charity Partner for the race. As someone who grew up with dogs, and has a dog of his own, PAWS…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Dawn

In today’s Runner Spotlight, meet Dawn! Currently working as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practitioner, Dawn (she/her/hers) is moving from Manhattan to Maryland this summer, and we’re excited to stay connected with her for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon. Dawn previously volunteered for PAWS NY a few years ago and is passionate about…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Christian

For our next Runner Spotlight, the NYC Marathon runs in the family! Christian’s Dad ran the race several times and now Christian, who lives in Manhattan, hopes to improve upon his 2019 Marathon time, while supporting PAWS NY!  “I have seen firsthand the joy that pets can bring to close friends and family and I…

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