Runner Spotlight: Jacob

After completing the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon, Jacob fell in love with running and is excited to run the NYC Marathon again this year, in support of PAWS NY. He understands the importance of being able to help an organization by doing something he loves and in 2015, Jacob raised more than $2,000 Trans Lifeline.…

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Runner Spotlight: Gia

As a veterinary student, Gia knows the importance of the human-animal bond and wanted to support PAWS NY by running the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon on November 6! Although Gia is a new runner, she’s found a true connection with running and wants to be a part of future marathons, and we’re happy…

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Runner Spotlight: Nicole

Nicole standing behind the street.

Introducing Nicole, another one of the amazing individuals running the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon on our behalf on November 6! After supporting PAWS NY as a volunteer and realizing the impact it has on the NYC community, Nicole wanted to expand her support a bit more, so she is fundraising on our behalf…

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Runner Spotlight: Bri

Bri and her dog hugging

Running the NYC Marathon is a true feat, so we’re excited to give a shoutout to Bri, who is running this year’s TCS New York City Marathon with her husband Peter! From Fillmore, California, Bri ran her first half marathon in 2007 and she has been hooked on running ever since. Read more about Bri in…

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Runner Spotlight: Shay

A woman with dark hair and sunglasses stands in front of a balloon archway with her dog, a black lab mix. She is wearing a white tank top and black shorts, while the dog has a yellow harness.

PAWS NY is excited to once again have a team running in the TCS New York City Marathon this year—and we want to introduce you to our fabulous runners. First up is Shay from Brooklyn, who is excited to fundraise and run on behalf of PAWS NY in the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. …

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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

A blonde woman kneels on a hardwood floor, next to a black and brown dog, with everyone looking at the camera.

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: Valerie

This Runner Spotlight is all about Valerie, a long-time supporter of PAWS NY who has participated in the United NYC Half Marathon on behalf of PAWS several times! Splitting her time between NYC and Italy, Valerie is currently in Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy, and has a truly moving story. “I recently battled Melanoma Skin Cancer,…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Gigi

The 2020 TCS NYC Marathon may be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but several of the PAWS NY runners are continuing to fundraise and train, in hopes of participating in a future marathon. Gigi, one of our PAWS NY runners, is not only planning to run a future NYC Marathon, but she is also…

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