Runner Spotlight: Marisa

A woman in a yellow tank top and black shorts poses on the Coney Island Boardwalk at the end of the Brooklyn Half Marathon, holding up her finisher's medal.

PAWS NY has a team of 17 runners participating in the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half while fundraising for our organization, and today we have the pleasure of introducing you to one of them: Marisa! This newlywed Manhattanite was planning to run the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half before it was canceled due to the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tim

In our most recent Annual Report, PAWS NY highlighted volunteer Tim and his work with client Richard and his dog, Bella. Click here to see the full Annual Report for FY 2022 and keep scrolling to learn more about Tim! When Tim first started volunteering with Richard and Bella in July of 2019, Bella was…

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Runner Spotlight: Annie

For the second year in a row, volunteer Annie is running the TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of PAWS NY! She’s been walking Valla for several years now and loves highlighting their walks on her social media. Annie ran Division I track and cross country for Lehigh University and loves running along the…

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Runner Spotlight: Justin

We’re 11 days away from the TCS New York City Marathon, and we’ve got another Runner Spotlight for you: Justin! Justin understands the importance of the human-animal bond and has seen first-hand the need for PAWS NY: “Someone close to me had major obstacles with taking care of her pets in the past, so I’m…

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Runner Spotlight: Harrison

Today’s Runner Spotlight keeps a family tradition alive! Living in Huntington, NY, Harrison watched his father regularly participate in the NYC Marathon and he’s excited to turn the tables this year and run while his father cheers him on! Read more about Harrison in his Q&A below, including his favorite places to run and his…

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Runner Spotlight: Gigi

We’re giving a huge shoutout to Gigi, who is running the TCS New York City Marathon on Team PAWS NY this year! Gigi originally joined the PAWS cause for the 2020 Marathon, but after that event was canceled, she postponed her participation until this year.  Over the past two years, Gigi has continued to train…

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Runner Spotlight: Alexa

A woman with dark brown wavy hair smiles, holding a fluffy light brown dog next to her face. They fill up most of the photo, but the background is blurred sparkling holiday decorations.

Alexa is a super supporter of PAWS NY! Earlier this year, she fundraised for PAWS and ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and now is fundraising once again in order to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon!  This Brooklynite has been an active runner since high school and you can learn more about her…

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Runner Spotlight: Michael

Michael posing for camera

Long-time runner Michael recently lost his first pup due to cancer and is fundraising for PAWS NY in honor of him! Having completed nine full marathons–five of which were the major ones–Michael will also be competing in the Tokyo Marathon next year!  Learn more about Michael in his Q&A below!  Why did you decide to…

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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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