TCS NYC 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.

Run the TCS New York City Marathon

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 TCS NYC Marathon has been cancelled. However, you can still support our runners who will be running in the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon. These runners will be raising funds to help support our work in bringing essential maternal care to women living in under-served communities in Africa.

As COVID-19 spreads through the continent and countries go into lockdown, we are seeing more women turning to more traditional birth methods, such as delivering at home or with a village healer, putting themselves and their infants at an increased risk to deadly complications.

When you support Team Amref, you’ll ensure that women feel safe and supported seeking care at a health facility, no matter where they live. Team Amref will help us train health workers at all levels to give care to women, even in the most remote communities, and that health facilities are well equipped with sanitizers, soap, and other essential equipment.

Support Team Amref

Team Amref Benefits

  • Guaranteed entry to the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

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

  • 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 impact the lives of thousands of women and girls in Africa

Our Team’s Impact

In 2019 alone, Team Amref raised over $20,000. Since 2015, Team Amref has collectively raised over $200,000, which helps 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 October 25, 2020. Failture 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

  • February 26, 2020: Registration for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon opens
  • September 1: Last day to cancel your membership with Team Amref without having to fulfill fundraising pledge
  • September 17: Deadline to register for the TCS New York City Marathon
  • October 25: Deadline for fundraising
  • October 30: Team Dinner
  • November 1: Race day! The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

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