NYC Marathon Recap: Congrats Team NYJL 2017

The 2017 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5 brought more than 50,000 runners from 125 countries, all 50 states, and our 13 amazing NYJL volunteers through the iconic 26.2 mile journey across the five boroughs.

We are so proud of our Team NYJL runners for their inspiring dedication to training and fundraising over the past year! Thanks to their incredible effort our runners raised close to $50,000, all of which will be used to help fund charitable activities of the NYJL.  

Our 2017 Team NYJL ranged from first-timers to a seventh-time marathon runner; included natives from NYC, Chicago, Mississippi, Alabama, Maryland, Long Island, and upstate New York; and committee members from Astor House Events, Crisis Intervention, Specialty Events, Transfers, Archives & Photography, Volunteer Education & Training, Senior Friends, CHEF, Performance of a Lifetime, and Provisional Training.

From the sidelines, a sea of green hats and NYJL signs cheered on our runners with excitement and encouragement at various cheer stations throughout the city. Thanks to our amazing NYJL volunteers for coming out to show your support!

Fun Facts about the 2017 TSC NYC Marathon:

41.2:  Average age of runners registered for the 2017 marathon

98.95%: Percentage of runners who started & completed this year’s race (50,766 finishers)

84: Oldest female runner, Ginette Bedard from New York

41.8%: Percentage of women finishers

12,000: Approximate number of registered volunteers

329,305: NYC Marathon Mobile app downloads this year

>1 billion: Impressions on social media accounts during race week

2:26:53: Finish time for the 1st American women’s winner in the open division, Shalane Flanagan, since 1977.

41: Number of years since the NYC marathon took to the streets across the five boroughs in 1976

1,176,542: Total NYC Marathon finishers all-time (47 total, 1970-2017)

¾ mile: The courses highest elevation point at Verrazano-Narrows bridge, less than a mile into the race, as runners pass between Staten Island and Brooklyn

Celebrities & Notable Personalities: Karlie Kloss, Kevin Hart, Tiki Barber, Kathrine Switzer, Daniel Humm, Sam Ryan, Candice Huffine, & Carole Radziwill

Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

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