Runner Spotlight: Shay

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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

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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: 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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