2021 TCS New York City Marathon

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Who We Are

Amref Health Africa is an African-led organization transforming African health from within Africa. We build up health systems and train local health workers to respond to the continent’s most critical health challenges: maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases, water and sanitation, and the lack of access to surgical and clinical services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we focus on stopping the spread of the virus and helping to roll out the vaccine to communities in Africa.

Run the TCS New York City Marathon

We are proud to be an Official Charity Partner of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon!

As an Official Charity Partner, Amref will have a team of runners representing us in the big race…which YOU can join!

Sign up to join Team Amref in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on November 7, 2021! Join 33,000 runners from around the country, all while supporting the work we do.

While the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight in the USA, in Africa it is far from over. This year, Team Amref is running to help us roll out the COVID-19 vaccine in Africa and stop the pandemic for good.

When you support Team Amref, you’ll help us distribute the vaccine from our Amref Medical Centre in Nairobi, fly the vaccine to remote communities, help set up mobile vaccine clinics, train Community Health Workers on vaccine education, and more.

Sign up for Team Amref today! Spots are limited!

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Team Amref Benefits

  • Guaranteed entry to the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

  • Admission to Amref Health Africa events in New York City including ArtBall 2021

  • Team Amref Health Africa shirt and other gear for race day

  • Fundraising toolkit and customized support to help you reach your fundraising goals

  • Team Dinner before the race and other opportunities to meet with your teammates

  • The opportunity to help thousands of people in Africa access the COVID-19 vaccine

Our Team’s Impact

In 2019 alone, Team Amref raised over $20,000. Since 2015, Team Amref has collectively raised over $200,000, which helped us bring quality, life-saving maternal care to women in places like Iten, Kenya – the home of TCS NYC Marathon champions like Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang. Watch the video below and learn more:


All runners must fundraise a minimum of $2,500 by November 1, 2021. Failure to meet the fundraising minimum by the deadline can result in cancellation of participation in the TCS NYC Marathon.

Runners are responsible for their Race Registration Fees:

  • $255 for NYRR members
  • $295 for non-members
  • $358 for non-U.S. residents

Important Dates

  • June 9, 2021: Applications to join the team opens
  • June 16, 2021: Registration for the race opens
  • September 16, 2021: Deadline to register for the race
  • November 1, 2021: Fundraising minimum of $2,500 due
  • November 7, 2021: The TCS New York City Marathon

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