Think Pink Rocks Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half


Think Pink Rocks Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half

New York, October 14, 2014—Think Pink Rocks will become an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half, it was announced today by Rich Nelson on behalf of the non-profit breast cancer organization. The race will take place on Sunday, March 15.

“Think Pink Rocks is excited to partner with the United Airlines NYC Half as an Official Charity Partner,” said Mr. Nelson. “The United Airlines NYC Half offers the quintessential New York experience—a 13.1-mile tour of the Big Apple—making the race an ideal fundraising opportunity. We look forward to supporting our runners as they train and raise critical funds for breast cancer research.

Approximately five million dollars was raised by charity runners during the 2014 NYC Half to help hundreds of non-profit organizations support their missions and services. More than 100 official charity partners will participate in the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half.

Anyone interested in joining Team Think Pink Rocks for the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half should email Rich at

Think Pink Rocks is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about early detection of and genetic testing for breast cancer and to provide funding for screening, treatment and research.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Think Pink Rocks for the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half,” said Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “The United Airlines NYC Half boasts an on-street experience like no other—from the rolling hills of Central Park, up to Harlem, down through Times Square, along the Hudson River waterfront, to a finish in lower Manhattan—and our charity runners will feel the energy and emotion of those they are benefiting every step of the way.”

The United Airlines NYC Half features a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ranks, as well as some 1,500 volunteers and thousands of spectators. Last year, a new course configuration accommodated an increase in the field size and allowed for a professional wheelchair race for the first time. 20,828 runners crossed the finish line, making it the largest NYC Half yet. Runners from more than 65 countries and each of the 50 states participated.

The 2015 United Airlines NYC Half will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV.

About NYRR

Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running.  NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life.  NYRR’s premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features an estimated 50,000 participants, from the world’s elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. To learn more, visit


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