The Biggest Race in Town is Back – The 50th TCS New York City Marathon!

Join the festivities with Team Literacy Partners, and add meaning to your (26.2!) miles.  

Is literacy a cause close to your heart? Do you love to read and run? Do you want to support us in our mission to eradicate illiteracy in NYC by helping low-income and immigrant communities learn to read? Will you join our mission and champion literacy through your marathon?

Through this partnership, we recruit 5 dedicated runners who raise $2,500 each to support our crucial mission of improving the lives of immigrant and low-income families through literacy education. These passionate team members enthusiastically represent this cause, our work, and themselves when they run the TCS New York City Marathon as a member of Team Literacy Partners.

Every year we look forward to supporting our amazing Team Literacy Partners members as they train, and ultimately achieve their goal of completing this race, all while raising critical funds for Literacy Partners programs. This year will be more special than ever as the Marathon returns to New York City on November 7, 2021 for its 50th running. 

Registration for Team Literacy Partners is first come, first serve. To inquire about open spots and sign up for the team please email Emma Sniegowski at

Members of Team Literacy Partners receive the following perks:

  • Guaranteed entry to the exclusive TCS New York City Marathon
  • Official Literacy Partners team t-shirt
  • Invitation to exclusive Literacy Partners events
  • Personalized online fundraising page
  • Customized fundraising support and promotion from our staff
  • The knowledge that you are giving the gift of reading to families!

Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic all runners in the 2021 Marathon will need to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test for Covid-19 before running the marathon. Social distancing protocols and limited touch points will remain in place during the race in accordance with CDC guidelines.