Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Cares Champions

The official athletic fundraising team of New York Cares

Who We Are

Cares Champions are known for always going the extra mile both on and off the track. Even as they reach for their next personal best, they make time to support their local community. These dedicated volunteers raise funds in support of New York Cares as they train for and participate in endurance races across NYC. Each year, our Champions pledge to raise $85,000 to improve education, meet immediate needs and revitalize public spaces across the 5 boroughs.

Are you up for the challenge?

What We Do

New York Cares Champions represent New York Cares in the following endurance races:

2020 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

  • When: Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • Where: The 40-mile, car-free Tour begins in Lower Manhattan and ends at the Finish Festival on Staten Island.
  • Fundraising Minimum: $1,250
  • Details: The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a unique event where cyclists take over the streets of NYC! No cars, taxis or commercial trucks along the way. Ride solo or create a team! The more the merrier.
  • Perks: Start at the front of the pack with your exclusive charity start pass. See the route before the other 30,000 cyclists do! 


2020 TCS New York City Marathon

  • When: Sunday, November 1, 2020
  • Where: 26.2 miles across NYC’s 5 boroughs
  • Fundraising Minimum: $3,000
  • Details: 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the NYC Marathon and it is anticipated to be the largest marathon event in history. Join the Cares Champion marathon team for this once in a lifetime experience. 
  • Perks: All Champions will be supported by a dedicated New York Cares staff member and receive guidance as they work towards the $3,000 fundraising goal. Entry is guaranteed for each Champion. No need to qualify by time, 9+1 requirements, or winning a lottery. 
  • Notes: Participants must cover the cost of their entry fee, $295 for non-NYRR members. 

To Apply

Complete an application to join the 2020 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour and/or TCS NYC Marathon!

Join the Team

We are now accepting applications! We can't wait to hear from you. 

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