Wednesday, May 28, 2008

run nyc half marathon on behalf of the world lung foundation

a public service message from rundangerously :D

registration for the nyc half marathon has closed and the results of the lottery should be announced later this week. runners not selected in the lottery can still register for the race via the charity program. the world lung foundation, a charitable organization engaged in world-wide efforts to improve lung health, is a program participant. i actively support the efforts of wlf and hope runners who plan to run for charity will consider doing so on behalf of wlf.

contributions raised on behalf of wlf will be used to "provide hundreds of life-saving inhalers for asthmatic children at wlf-supported programs in Kenya and other low-income countries." and, more significantly, wlf has agreed to match those contributions, dollar-for-dollar, after race administrative expenses have been covered.

check out their site for more detailed information.

UPDATE: still space on wlf team!
FINAL UPDATE: check out photos of wlf team at nyc half marathon!


DawnB said...

I did the very first one. Rained but it was incredible!! coming down time square was incredible. again I miss the registration. :(

rundangerously said...

dawn, leaving central park and running down to battery park via times square and the west side was awesome! don, emmy and i did that first - very wet - one :D

CTmarathoner said...

I'm going to copy this and send it to Anton for the 6/5 Wolfpit newsletter!

Pam said...

Frank - FYI ... lottery results aren't coming out until Monday (per the website). :)

rundangerously said...

thanks emmy! i really appreciate you spreading the word!

thanks pam! yes, per nyrr site, lottery results will be posted on 6/2.

Anonymous said...

I logged onto my accout with NRYY and it says something to the effect, "Congratulations! You're in for the experience of a lifetime, the 2008 NYC HALF Marathon Presented by Nike! We are thrilled that you will be joining us on Sunday, July 27th at 7:30:00 AM." Does this mean I got selected from the lottery or does everyone get this message after applying?

rundangerously said...

anonymous, sounds like you're in! congratulatios.

fyi - check entrant database (saturday). there should be a yes or next to each name, w/respect to the lottery outcome.