The ACLU and NYCLU at the TCS New York City Marathon

November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am

For the second time, the ACLU and its New York affiliate, the New York Civil Liberties Union, are joining the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a Charity Partner. Mark your calendars -- the race is on Sunday, November 3rd! 

Join Team ACLU New York as a supporter and experience one of the most unifying events in New York City, attended by people from across the globe. Members of Team ACLU New York have committed to each raise a minimum of $5,000, in support of the NYCLU and the ACLU's work. Team ACLU New York has extraordinary runners who will run the distance to help us spread the message of RESISTANCE!

Help support our team in fundraising for the NYCLU and ACLU's tireless defense of civil liberties and civil rights. Visit our official CrowdRise page through which you can help us reach our goal. We are looking forward to seeing you all in November!

About the 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. To learn more, visit

About Team ACLU of New York

Introducing our incredible runners! Join us as we support their fundraising and training journeys, as they share why they are running for Team ACLU of New York.

Adrianna Crowell

Adrianna Crowell-Kuhnberg

“Running is a space where I can be me and push myself outside my comfort zone. It is a world where the color of one’s skin, legal status, and sexuality/gender are not in question. For that, I choose to run the TCS NYC Marathon with Team NYCLU because the two represent change, diversity, and challenge.” – Adrianna

Ellen Toobin

Ellen Toobin

“As a Next Generation ACLU of Illinois Board member, I'm always looking for ways to deepen my involvement. I'm excited to return to my hometown to run a race I grew up watching my dad run. I'm grateful for the chance to spend 26.2 miles standing up for our rights.” – Ellen

Jorge Centurion

Jorge Centurion

"I'll be running the NYC marathon as part of Team ACLU & NYCLU. It is a true pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to do this for THE PEOPLE. #26Point2MilesForTHEPEOPLE." – Jorge

Martha Polacek

Martha Polacek

"I'm so excited to run with Team NYCLU on a day that for so many New Yorkers (myself included) is the most exciting of the year. To be on the other side of the city-wide block party and run through all 5 boroughs has been a dream of mine for many years now and I can't wait." – Martha

Julie Ebenstein

Julie Ebenstein

"I'm proud of the ACLU's century-long commitment to protecting civil liberties, and its newfound commitment to marathon running." – Julie

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