ADDF Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 New York City Marathon

February 20, 2018

Category: Events

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has once again been chosen as an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

“The ADDF is thrilled to be an official charity partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Mark Roithmayr, CEO of the ADDF. “This is our fourth year as an official charity partner, and we expect our marathon team—Runners for Alzheimer’s Research—to be bigger and better than ever. Last year, our amazing runners raised over $100,000 for lifesaving research. We look forward to supporting this year’s team as they race toward the iconic finish line in support of a cure for Alzheimer’s.”

More than 350 official charity partners will be part of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon. The ADDF is now accepting applications for those interested in joining our team. The mission of the ADDF is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. Funds raised by its runners will support the most promising, innovative Alzheimer’s research worldwide.

“We are proud to welcome the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation to our official charity partner program for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Christine Burke, vice president of runner products and services for New York Road Runners. “Participants in our official charity partner program are able to reach their goal of running 26.2 miles across New York City while directly impacting causes that are important to them through their fundraising efforts. We are inspired by their commitment and wish them the best of luck as they begin their amazing journey to the TCS New York City Marathon.”

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TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the preeminent event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization.  Held annually on the first Sunday of November, it’s the largest marathon in the world featuring over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including approximately 9,000 charity runners. Participants from approximately 140 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of the city’s five boroughs - Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park, with participants finishing at the same finish line that will be crossed hours later by the marathon field. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast. The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowns the top professional male and female marathoners each year. 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. The 48th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 4, 2018. To learn more, visit