The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is
offering the opportunity to participate as an official entrant in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon
to be held Sunday, November 7, 2021. Before completing the application form below,
it is important to note that there is a $5,000 fundraising
minimum required of the successful applicant. Those funds support ALS TDI's mission to find
effective treatments and cures for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
ABOUT THE ALS THERAPY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ALS TDI)
ALS TDI is the world's foremost drug discovery center focused solely on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
(ALS). As a nonprofit biotech, its Watertown, MA-based science team actively discovers and develops
treatments for ALS. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, ALS TDI understands the
urgent need to slow and stop this disease. Visit
www.als.net for more information.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord
that control voluntary muscle movement. In people with ALS, the motor neurons deteriorate leading to
muscle weakness and paralysis. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, and most people live
2-5 years after their first signs of disease. There is no effective treatment or cure.
The minimum fundraising requirement is $5,0001
and must be reached by Monday, November 8, 2021. Any outstanding
balance will be charged by ALS TDI using the entrant's credit card on file on
Friday, November 12, 2021.
BENEFITS OF RUNNING THE 2021 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON FOR ALS TDI
ALS TDI offers the following benefits to the successful applicant:
Fundraising tips and assistance in the creation of a peer-to-peer web page
for personal fundraising.
Payment of application fee to the NYRR on behalf of applicant
($255 for NYRR
members; $295 for nonmembers).
Virtual 16-week training program provided by 6-Star Abbott World Marathon
Majors Award recipient, Neil Gottlieb.
- Branded training and race apparel.
- Pre-race "carb load" dinner on Friday evening, 11/6/2021.
- "Cheer" zones along race course to keep runners motivated!
Please complete and submit this application by
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 to be considered. Successful
applicants will be chosen by internal selection committee, and notified no later
than Friday, July 9, 2021.
1 While $5,000 is the minimum
fundraising requirement, it is our mission to develop treatments for ALS as quickly
as possible, and thus we will take note of those applicants with a strategy to
raise funds beyond $5,000.