For Immediate Release
Adam Driver’s Arts in the Armed Forces Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 3, 2019
New York, March 1, 2019—Arts in the Armed Forces, founded by actor and Marine Adam Driver, was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Lindsay Miserandino. The race will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
“Arts in the Armed Forcesis thrilled to be named an official charity partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Lindsay Miserandino, Executive Director. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a unique platform for thousands of dedicated runners to pursue their goals while raising awareness for causes that are close to their hearts. We are proud to support our team on their journey to the iconic finish line as they raise important funds to serve our military by bringing high-quality arts programming to active duty service members, veterans, military support staff and their families.”
More than 400 official charity partners will be part of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.
About Arts in the Armed Forces
Arts in the Armed Forces was founded by Oscar-nominated actor and Marine Adam Driver in 2008, and its mission is to provide high-quality arts programming for active duty service members, veterans, military support staff and their families free of charge. Its core program consists of bringing readings of contemporary American plays and monologues presented by professional actors and actresses to military installations all over the world. While on base, AITAF team members also take time to train in the specialty of the installation, so there is a true exchange between the artists and service members. Past participants have included Rachel Brosnahan, Laurence Fishburne, Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Shannon, and Christian Slater, just to name a few.
In 2019, arts programming expanded beyond live play readings to include film screenings, live music, and an annual playwriting award for military and veteran writers called The Bridge Award.
Importantly, after each of AITAF’s performances, the creative team interacts with the audience through a question and answer session as well as a more informal mingling period. The goal is not simply to provide an enjoyable evening, but to use the powerfully emotional shared artistic experience to open up conversations capable of bridging the divide between military and civilian, service member and family member, and the world of the arts and the world of practical action. http://www.aitaf.org
“New York Road Runners is honored to have Arts in the Armed Forces joining us as an official charity partner for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Christine Burke, vice president of runner products and strategic partnerships for NYRR. “Taking on the five boroughs of New York City while raising funds and awareness for important causes is truly inspiring. We are proud to support the efforts of Team AITAF, and all of our charity runners, and wish them the best of luck as they begin their journey to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.”
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon official charity partner program has raised $310 million, including $40 million at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. For more information on the official charity partner program, please visit: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-your-race/run-for-charity
About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and includes over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including 10,000 charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon, a race within Central Park that ends at the marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the globally televised broadcast. The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 49th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 3, 2019. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.
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