The Abbott World Marathon Majors tonight presented $75,000 to the New York Road Runners (NYRR) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TCS New York City Marathon and the work they do in the community.

The money will be split between Run for the Future and Rising New York Road Runners, which also incorporates their Youth Wheelchair Training Program.


Receiving the donation on behalf of NYRR were CEO Kerin Hempel, Race Director Ted Metellus and Youth Ambassadors.


The second donation for $25,000 was made to Marathon Kids, the chosen charity of Shalane Flanagan who, on Sunday will have completed six marathons in six weeks, including the five fall Abbott World Marathon Majors.


On hand to receive the donation was Shalane along with the CEO of Marathon Kids – Cami Hawkins, colleague Nellie Acevedo and her son Jacob who is part of the program.


Presenting the donations were Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of the Abbott World Marathon Majors; Chris Miller, DVP Global Brand Strategy and Innovation for Abbott; Ted Metellus, Race Director for NYRR and the visiting Abbott World Marathon Majors Race Directors Hugh Brasher from London and Carey Pinkowski from Chicago.