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World Animal Protection Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Set for Sunday, March 20

World Animal Protection was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half. The race will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

“The opportunity to partner with the United Airlines NYC Half gives World Animal Protection and our supporters a very exciting new channel to raise funds and awareness for our work protecting animals around the world,” shared Priscilla Ma, U.S. Executive Director. “We look forward to having a dedicated team of runners take on the United Airlines NYC Half – running an unforgettable course while making a real difference in the lives of animals suffering from cruelty and abuse.” All funds raised by Team World Animal Protection’s charity runners will benefit our programs helping animals in disasters, in the wild, in farming, and in communities worldwide.        

“We welcome World Animal Protection as an official charity partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “We are privileged to partner with approximately 120 official charity partners for this event, impacting thousands in need of support for so many significant causes. Our charity runners are an inspirational and integral part of this race and we applaud their efforts and the positive impact they each make.”

The United Airlines NYC Half features some of the most talented American and international professional athlete fields and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners.  Some 1,500 volunteers and thousands of spectators line the course in support of all participants. 19,454 finishers completed the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half from nearly all of the 50 states and more than 67 countries. For the first time ever, the NYRR Times Square Kids’ Run at the United Airlines NYC Half gave hundreds of kids the opportunity to participate in a race of their own as they completed a 1500-meter out-and-back course through the heart of New York City.

The 2016 United Airlines NYC Half will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7 for the fifth consecutive year.

Recruitment of our first-ever runners for Team World Animal Protection has started! Visit our race page to find out more.

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