TCS New York City Marathon and Team NYJL

November 5, 2017


Every November, a group of NYJL volunteers and supporters will run the TCS New York City Marathon in support of the New York Junior League! They have committed to training for the 26.2-mile journey while raising funds to support the NYJL. Team NYJL has a collective fundraising goal of $59,000—all of which will support the charitable activities of the NYJL.

2017 Team NYJL Interest Form

The NYJL is offering 10 guaranteed charity slots in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon for NYJL volunteers and friends who commit to a $5,000 fundraising minimum in support of the NYJL’s charitable activities.

The 10 slots are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested volunteers should complete this online form to signify their interest. A member of the NYJL Development Staff will contact you within two weeks of your submission. If you already have a slot for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon via NYRR’s 9+1 program or are selected for the marathon in the lottery, you can still join Team NYJL. Runners who raise a minimum of $1,500 in support of the NYJL can enjoy the benefits of being a Team NYJL runner.

2017 Team NYJL Runners

TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Cierra Billings TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Theodora Blanchfield TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Alec Dadisman TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Sarah DeStefano
Cierra Billings
“I am proud to be a member of a strong organization that empowers women and whose impact reaches a varied group of people!”
Theodora Blanchfield
“I am so happy and proud to be raising money on behalf of an organization that means so much to me and accomplishes so much for the community as I train for and run my seventh marathon!”
Alec Dadisman

Sarah DeStefano
Astor House Events
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Cameron Estes
Former NYJL Member
“I am so excited to be running for the NYJL! I loved joining the Junior League in NYC and getting an opportunity to give back to my community!”
Christina Hanlon
Archives & Photography
“I want to support and give back not only to this organization for the opportunities it has afforded me, but also to the fundamental idea of women helping other women”
Michelle LeNoach
“I’m running for the NYJL to support the amazing work the league does”
Holly Mayatte
Senior Friends
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to run this race alongside fellow Junior League volunteers and support an organization that makes such a positive impact on our city.”
TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Leah Wenger
Leah Wenger
Senior Council Head, Strategy & Communications
“I love running and the NYJL so this seemed like a perfect fit!”

Team NYJL Coach

  • Jess Underhill - Team NYJL CoachJess Underhill holds an MS in Exercise Science/Health Promotion and is UESCA certified Run Coach. Jess is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. With an extensive background in running, Jess has fused this with her knowledge of sports science to create Race Pace Wellness, a run coaching practice to help individuals of all levels attain their running and personal wellness goals. More specifically, Jess is involved in all aspects of her client’s training practices including nutrition, strategy, pacing and training program development.

Team NYJL Gear

Show your support for our TCS New York City Marathon team by wearing an official Team NYJL Supporter T-shirt and hat. The unisex 100% cotton T-shirts are available in small, medium, large and extra-large. The Team NYJL hats are a lightweight brushed cotton twill and are embroidered. Complement your T-shirt and hat with a Junior League cowbell and be sure to cheer on our runners on November 5. T-shirts are $26.20 and cowbells are $5. Please indicate your preferred T-shirt size (S, M, L, XL) during the checkout process. Following your purchase, the NYJL will contact you to arrange pickup of your Team NYJL gear.

Purchase Team NYJL Gear

2017 Team NYJL Brunch

Join us on Saturday, November 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NYJL’s Astor House for a celebratory marathon send-off brunch.

President Suzanne E. Manning will recognize each of the runners for their dedication to this important fundraising campaign, and Team NYJL Run Coach Jess Underhill will highlight the team’s commitment to training for one of the world’s premier marathons.

This event is open to all NYJL volunteers along with their friends and family.

Purchase Brunch Tickets


Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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