Our Favorite Weekend Just Got Better...

Our hometown race is the epitome of what Release is: a community moving together to support a common mission. Since 2021, Release Foundation has raised over $1,750,000 from the NYC Marathon alone, and we are ready to set a new benchmark in 2024! To help us do it, we are proud to again partner with New York Road Runners in 2024 as a Silver Level Charity Partner.

Perks of Joining Team Release:

1. Release branded race day kits and swag from our sponsor

2. Release team after-party

3. Access to Release team coach for training questions

4. Monthly team Zoom meetings 

5. Pre-race shakeout in Central Park

6. Being a part of our community, once you are on Team Release it is hard to get rid of us!


Requirements of Being On Team Release:

1. $5,000 fundraising minimum (although we encourage our fundraisers to push past this, our scholarships average $7,500 which is a great goal!)

2. Fly the Release flag whenever possible

3. Register with the New York City Marathon with New York Road Runners including the $315 registration fee

Golden Bib Program


Marathon partnerships are our #1 method of fundraising, and the work we do at the Release Foundation would not be possible without you. That’s why we are ecstatic to pilot the Golden Bib Program this year to recognize our most outstanding fundraisers – those who go above and beyond to support our mission and save lives.

With just 10 available at the outset, the minimum fundraising requirement for a Golden Bib is $15,000, which is enough to help two people get the life-saving care they need but cannot afford. The Golden Bib comes with a number of perks to make the best weekend of the year even better, including:


1. Feature on our social media channels

2. Limited edition travel gear from our sponsors

3. $500 travel voucher

4. Access to customized training plan from Release coach

5. Pre-race Golden Bib dinner

6. Premier post-race recovery experience at one of our Recovery Partners


All of these perks are in addition to the Release NYC Marathon experience that includes Release branded race day kits, Release team after-party, access to Release team coach for training questions, monthly team Zoom meetings, pre-race shakeout in Central Park, and MORE!