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We have filled all of our guaranteed slots for 2022

Join the “Be A Friend” running team & help save lives when you run the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2022 with Samaritans.

Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center is NYC’s only community-based organization devoted solely to preventing suicide and helping people in crisis.

For over 30 years, hundreds of Samaritans caring volunteers have responded to 1.5 million calls on our 24-hour crisis hotline, our public education program has trained over 40,000 health providers and our support groups for survivors of suicide loss have provided solace to over 1,000 people.

To receive guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon as a member of our “Be A Friend” team, runners must pledge to raise $3,000 for Samaritans.

All Samaritans “Be A Friend” Running Team members will receive:

  • fully covered entry fee
  • complimentary NYRR virtual trainer
  • team t-shirt
  • personalized fundraising website
  • fundraising tips and support to help you meet your goal
  • invitations to group training runs & social events

If you already have guaranteed entry for the race or have been selected through the Entry Drawing, you can still join the Samaritans ‘Be A Friend” Running Team and run for Samaritans and suicide prevention!

Ready to join our team?

Contact Joy Savola at with any further questions