Compete for Team Boomer and help people with cystic fibrosis live longer, healthier lives.
Team Boomer is a program that: encourages people with cystic fibrosis to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives; provides an avenue for individual athletes in a variety of sports to raise money for cystic fibrosis; and offers assistance to grassroots athletic events looking for a cause to support.

Whether you run marathons or are facing your first 5K, there's a place for you on Team Boomer. Welcome to the team!

ING New York City Marathon 2012

11/04/2012

TEAM BOOMER IS SOLD OUT FOR THE 2012 ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON.

Thanks to everyone who is running on behalf of Team Boomer and the cystic fibrosis community!

Please check back early next year for information and applications for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon.


The Boomer Esiason Foundation is proud to be among the New York Road Runners’ official charity partners for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon.

For the fourth year in a row, the Foundation will provide guaranteed marathon entries to runners who pledge to raise funds for the Foundation.

The 120 runners who 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 for cystic fibrosis, as well as our Exercise for Life Scholarship and other programs to improve the quality of life for individuals with CF.

Fundraising Commitment

A $3,000 minimum fundraising donation is required to secure your guaranteed entry into the 2012 ING New York City 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 26, 2012.

Fundraising Deadlines and Cancellation Policy

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 26, 2012.

A dedication deposit of $1,500 is due by September 7, 2012.

After September 21, 2012, 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.

Marathon Application

You may download the ING NYC Marathon charity application using this link:

ING NYC Marathon Charity Application

Please fax the application to Michaela Seccareccia at 646.292.7945, or email it to her at mseccareccia@esiason.org.

Online Fundraising

For directions on how to utilize FirstGiving.com to raise money online, please visit our Fundraising 101 page.

Sponsor Sheets and Credit Card Forms

In addition to using our online fundraising tool, you may recruit sponsors and keep track of them using the Team Boomer Sponsor Sheet.  Credit card donations may be recorded using the Team Boomer Credit Card Form.

Donations made by Check

All checks should be made payable to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Please include the runner's name and "NYC marathon" in the memo line.

Mail checks to:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
Attn: Michaela Seccareccia
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Support Our Runners

To make a donation in support of our runners, please visit the Team Boomer page on FirstGiving.com.


RESOURCES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Training

We have developed training plans for advanced runners and for novice-intermediate runners that will be posted here later this spring.

Transportation

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 24. Please download the hotel information sheet for more information.


QUESTIONS?

Please call Team Boomer at 646-292-7942 for support.


2011 ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON RECAP

Team Boomer raised more than $500,000 in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. View our recap of the event, including race results, news coverage and photo slideshow.

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