Celiac Disease Foundation Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 1, 2015

New York, February 11, 2015—Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) will become an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by CDF Team Gluten-Free Coordinator Gillian Entin. The race will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

“Celiac Disease Foundation is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said Gillian Entin. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a powerful platform for our passionate charity runners to fundraise and raise awareness for a cause that is close to their hearts. We are looking forward to supporting our runners throughout their memorable journeys as they train for, and ultimately achieve their goal of completing this race, all while raising critical funds which benefit Celiac Disease Foundation’s mission to increase the rate of diagnosis of celiac disease.”

Nearly 300 official charity partners are expected to participate in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon this year.

To become a CDF sponsored runner contact [email protected].

About Celiac Disease Foundation Team Gluten-Free

CDF Team Gluten-Free is a community fundraising program that provides a simple way for athletes and non-athletes alike to raise awareness and funds for Celiac Disease Foundation’s programs for advocacy, education and advancing research. The money raised by Team Gluten-Free members supports CDF’s mission to drive diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease to improve the quality of life for all people with gluten-related disorders. Team Gluten-Free is a fundraising arm of Celiac Disease Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, public benefit organization.

“We warmly welcome Celiac Disease Foundation Team Gluten-Free as an official charity partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “All of our participants are inspired to run for reasons significant and special to them, and we are especially appreciative of those who make a meaningful commitment to run on behalf of one of our official charity partners. We wish the best to all of these runners as they begin to plan and prepare for an experience of a lifetime at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.”

The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon will feature a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ages and abilities. More than 10,000 volunteers help to support participants across the 26.2-mile race route, which touches each of New York City’s five boroughs, and is lined with more than one million neighbors and guests. Last year, NYRR celebrated each of the 50,530 runners who crossed the finish line and made the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon the largest in the world, including the one-millionth finisher ever in the history of the event. Participants hailed from more than 130 countries and each of the 50 states.

The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon will again air live locally on ABC7 and nationally on ESPN2.

About the TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants running four laps around Central Park, and expanded citywide in 1976. In 2014, a record 50,530 runners from 130 countries toured New York City’s five boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, before ending in Manhattan at the iconic Central Park finish line. More than one million spectators line the city streets to cheer on the runners, while millions more watch the live television broadcast in the United States and around the world. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowning the top professional male and female marathoners of the series. 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. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.com.