NYC Marathon: Celebs Running For A Cause

(Celebrity runners gather ahead of the TCS New York City Marathon – Jason Schott)

One of the highlights of the TCS New York City Marathon is the chance see celebrities running for their favorite charities.

Here is a list of stars to look for on the Marathon route on Sunday:

Sean Astin, a renowned actor known for roles in “The Goonies,” “Rudy,” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Tiki Barber, the New York Giants all-time leading rusher and co-host of CBS Sports’ Radio’s morning show, will be running on behalf of CC Sabathia’s PitCChin Foundation, which is also an official charity of the TCS New York City Marathon.

Marion Bartoli, 2013 Wimbledon Singles Champion and former top-ten player, is running in support of the New York Road Runners’ Team for Kids Charity.

Joe Bastianich, the world-renowned restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author, and judge on Master Chef Italia

Richard Blais, the Emmy-nominated television host, chef, restaurateur, and James Beard nominated cookbook author, is running in support of Save the Children USA.

Craig Conover, a reality TV personality on Bravo’s Southern Charm, is running for J/P Haitian Relief Organization.

Cynthia Erivo, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical for The Color Purple, will also be singing the National Anthem at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon.

Elizabeth Falkner, the renowned chef, author, media personality, and artist, is running to support the New York Road Runners’ Team for Kids Charity

Raul, the legendary Spanish soccer legend who played for Real Madrid

Clara Lago, Spanish actress

Jax, American Idol finalist, who is running her first Marathon after overcoming thyroid cancer and will be raising money for charity group Tuesday’s Children, and orgnization that supports youth impacted by terrorism.

Jeanette Jenkins, the celebrity trainer, author, producer, and creator of “The Hollywood Trainer Club,” will be running on behalf of Keep A Child Alive.

George Mendes, a chef/partner in three restaurants here in New York City – Aldea, Lupulo, and Bica – will be running in support of NYRR’s Team for Kids Charity.

Alexander Mijares, the Miami-based visual artist, will be running on behalf of Keep A Child Alive.

Eric Millegan, an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Zack Addy on the FOX series Bones.

Lee Pace, an American actor currently starring as the protagonist Joe MacMillan in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, is running in support of Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund.

Tigerlilly, an Australian DJ/ producer, is running on behalf of Lifeline Canberra.

Sam Ryan, a veteran broadcaster now with MLB Network.

Theo Rossi, an American actor best known for his tole as Juice in Sons of Anarchy, and he currently stars in Marvel’s Luke Cage.

Nev Schulman, the host and executive producer of MTV’s hit series Catfish, is running on behalf of New York City Ballet, Inc.

Shawands Weems, Kiara Fernandez – Nationally recognized New York City public school teacher who established New York Road Runners’ youth running programs at her Bronx school. Shawanda coached Kiara from fifth grade through high school and will run the TCS NYC Marathon alongside her.

Brian Siemann, Amanda Siemann, Maria Siemann, and Jessica (Siemann) Rowe – The Siemann quadruplets will be what is believed to be the first quadruplet sibling group to run the TCS New York City Marathon.

Captain Ryan Hill, Cadet Paige Dougherty, Cadet Tyler Reece, and Cadet Travis Chewning-Kulick – Part of 16 cadets from Army’s West Point Marathon team – all of whom will be running the TCS New York City Marathon for the first time.

Gordon Felt – running the TCS New York City Marathon in honor of his late brother Edward, who was one of the 40 heroes aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.

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