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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Runner Spotlight: Amy

A woman (Amy) in running gear and with her hair back, stands posing with a race medal from the NYC Half. She's wearing a grey shirt with the PAWS NY logo.

Long-time volunteer Amy is running her second United Airlines NYC Half to benefit PAWS NY and we’re excited to cheer her on while she (hopefully) beats her previous time! A social worker who lives in Brooklyn with her cat Maya and dog Rosie, Amy is also a fan of karaoke and trivia nights. Learn more…

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Runner Spotlight: Kelley

A woman in a light pink puffy vest and hat, with rainbow sunglasses, takes a selfie and smiles at the camera, with a field covered in snow behind her.

Animal lover Kelley is traveling from her home in Michigan to run the United Airlines NYC Half as part of Team PAWS NY! Having been a runner for the past five years, Kelly completed her first Half Marathon during COVID and is hooked. Learn more about Kelley in her Q&A below, and plan to cheer…

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