The Boomer Esiason Foundation is proud to be among the New York Road Runners’ official charity partners for the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. For the third year in a row, the Foundation will provide guaranteed marathon entries to runners who pledge to raise funds for the Foundation. The more than 100 runners who will participate on behalf of BEF will receive fundraising guidance as well as extensive pre-race and race day support.
APPLICATION AND FUNDRAISING INFORMATION
A limited number of guaranteed entries are available for this event. To be considered for an entry, each runner must commit to make a donation or raise funds totaling $3,000 or more to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. BEF was established in 1993 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your tax-deductible donations help fund research for a cure, as well as our Exercise for Life Scholarship to improve the quality of life for individuals with CF.
A $3,000 minimum fundraising donation is required to secure your guaranteed entry into the 2011 ING NYC Marathon.
Your credit card information is required as a guarantee against the pledge. The Boomer Esiason Foundation reserves the right to charge the balance to the credit card we have on file if the $3,000 is not raised by 11:59 pm EST on October 31, 2011.
Once you accept an entry into the ING NYC Marathon from Team Boomer, you are subject to cancellation fees and/or fundraising commitments as follows:
- A minimum of $3,000 must be raised and collected by BEF by October 31, 2011.
- A dedication deposit of $1,500 is due by September 9, 2011.
- After September 30, 2011, you are responsible for the $3,000, even if you cancel for any reason, including injury.
Note: Donations raised and received by the Boomer Esiason Foundation cannot be refunded, regardless of cancellation date.
Application, Sponsor Sheet and Payment Form
You may download the ING NYC Marathon charity application, a sponsor sheet and a credit card payment form using the links below:
For fundraising tips, sponsor sheets and directions on how to create a FirstGiving.com profile for online fundraising, please visit our Fundraising 101 page.
To make a donation in support of our runners, please visit the Team Boomer page on FirstGiving.com.
RESOURCES AND GENERAL INFORMATION
We have developed training plans for advanced runners and for novice-intermediate runners. Please download the appropriate PDF and look for more details in the weekly emails you receive from the Team Boomer staff.
Team Boomer provides a private bus to the start line on Marathon Sunday.
Accommodations (not for out-of-towners only!)
Team Boomer has reserved a block of rooms at the Roosevelt Hotel. Reservations must be made before August 26. Please download the hotel information sheet for more information.
Donations made by Check
All checks should be made payable to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Please include the runner's name and "marathon" in the memo line.
Mail checks to:
Boomer Esiason Foundation
Attn: Michaela Seccareccia
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018
Please call Team Boomer at 646-292-7942 for any support.