New York City Marathon

The race is on! Join the team to run the marathon. Sunday, November 7, 2021. 

Get Ready to Run!

Sandy Hook Promise is an official Charity Partner of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon. With social distancing and safety protocols in place, limited bibs are available. We want you to join us!

With every mile you run, you’re helping to protect our kids. Children are safer today thanks to the commitment of runners like you. Our runners have our deepest gratitude!

The minimum fundraising commitment required by the New York Road Runners to join Team SHP is $3,000.

Fundraise for Gun Violence Prevention

Since the start of the pandemic, depression, social isolation and gun violence has been on the rise. Now more than ever, our ambition is to bring our proven Know the Signs programs to even more communities in need at no cost.

Your fundraising helps support our programs, including educational materials, crisis counselors and expert trainers. Your generosity also funds research to improve programs and develop new ways to end gun violence against children and youth. 

Team Member Benefits

Commit to raise $3,000 and you get:

Registration fee
Bib
SHP Team running shirt
Team event with SHP leaders the day before the Marathon (if allowable with social distancing)
Personal “Team SHP” fundraising page on Haku
Scripted social media posts for individual fundraising
Fundraising tips and online toolkit
Training tips and opportunities to engage with other SHP runners
Cheer Zone with food and beverages for runner, family, & friends (if allowable with social distancing)
Open House reception at SHP headquarters prior to Marathon weekend (if allowable with social distancing)
Sandy Hook Promise gift bag

Know that with every dollar you raise and every step you run, you’re helping protect more children from gun violence.

Apply Online

To apply to join the Sandy Hook Promise 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Team, please fill out this form. 

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2021 Sandy Hook Promise

NYC Marathon Runner Application

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Terms & Conditions

You will be required to agree to the Terms & Conditions below upon acceptance of a spot on the Sandy Hook Promise 2021 Marathon Team.

Release Form and Contribution Agreement:

In consideration of Sandy Hook Promise Foundation accepting this individual entry for the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights for claims and damages I may have against the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, its employees, volunteers, officers, and sponsors for any and all injuries suffered or sustained by me, including death, in said event; in the training and planning sessions for said event; or travel to or from any of the preceding.  


I further attest and certify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and a licensed medical doctor has verified my physical condition. 


I also grant permission for use of my name and or photograph or voice in broadcast, telecast, print, or any other account of this event and agree to waive any compensation for such use. 


I agree that if Sandy Hook Promise Foundation offers and I accept a bib, I will fundraise a minimum of $3,000 for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation by December 31, 2021. If I have not reached the fundraising minimum by that date, I WILL PERSONALLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BALANCE OWED. I understand that unless I cancel within the required time period, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation reserves the right to charge the balance I owe to my credit card.


I declare that I have exercised my own judgment in signing this agreement and I further declare that the decision to sign this agreement was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.


In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event or in the training and planning sessions for said event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to the Sandy Hook Promise to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment, and hospitalization.

I agree that the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will send notice to me at the e-mail address provided in Section 1 of this Application. I will inform Sandy Hook Promise Foundation in writing of any change in my email address.


Fundraising Commitment: 

A minimum fundraising amount of $3,000, received by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation by December 31, 2021, is required to join the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation marathon team and receive an individual entry for the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon. The New York Road Runners (NYRR) established the minimum, and Sandy Hook Promise may be liable for any gaps in fundraising. The $3,000 fundraising minimum requirement applies to each individual entry provided to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation by the 2021 NYRR Charity Program for the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon. The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will charge each applicant offered a bib a $100 non-refundable deposit to the credit card provided on this application to hold the bib in the applicant’s name. The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will apply the deposit to the runner’s fundraising minimum.

If you do not meet the minimum fundraising requirements by the required date, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation reserves the right to charge the balance owed to the credit card provided on your application. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted. 


If you continue to fundraise and meet the minimum fundraising requirement after Sandy Hook Promise Foundation charges your credit card for the remaining balance, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will reimburse your card upon written request. 


Anyone conducting online fundraising must act in accordance with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation practices including the use of the platform requirements as determined by the Charity Partner Agreement between Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and the NYRR TCS NYC Marathon. Sandy Hook Promise Foundation counts offline donations toward the fundraising minimum ONLY when the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation receives the funds. You are responsible for submitting all offline donations to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. A Team Sandy Hook Promise runner cannot use raised funds to credit another Team Sandy Hook Promise runner’s fundraising requirement.


Cancellation Policy:
If Sandy Hook Promise Foundation offers you a spot on the marathon team, Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will send official notice to you at the email address you provided in the application. You may decline or cancel your participation with the Sandy Hook Promise marathon team within 48 hours of when we send you official notice that you have a spot on our team. If you cancel within the 48-hour time period, you will be refunded your $100 deposit, and you will no longer be responsible for the $3,000 fundraising minimum. You must contact the Team Administrator of Sandy Hook Promise, in writing, within the required time period at [email protected] to decline or cancel. 

If unforeseen circumstances occur and you wish to cancel your participation between the time you accept and September 9, 2021, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will try to find a replacement from our waiting list. If the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation is unable to secure a suitable replacement, you are responsible for fulfilling the $3,000 fundraising minimum. After September 9, 2021, no replacements can be made for any reason, including injury. All runners must register with NYRR by September 16, 2021. Our office WILL NOT refund any accepted donations.

NYRR TCS NYC Marathon Race Registration Fee: 
The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will pay the runner race registration fee after your application is accepted and executed and the runner registers for entry on My NYRR site. This fee does not affect minimum fundraising requirements.

Matching Gift Policy: 
Many companies match employee charitable contributions. You can check with your employer to see if your company has this program and ask donors if their employers match gifts. Many companies issue matching gift checks quarterly or semi-annually: therefore, if you plan to use a match to reach your minimum, it is your responsibility to contact the matching company to ensure they issue the check before December 31, 2021. If the company’s match cycle is past December 31, 2021, the match cannot count towards your minimum.