Samaritans has a limited number of guaranteed entries as a charity partner with the New York Road Runners for the 2024 United Airlines NYC Half.

When you sign-up to run the 2024 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 17, 2024 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend” Team, you are taking an important step to help people in crisis and help save lives.

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 1.3 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 has provided solace to over 1,000 people.

To receive guaranteed entry to the United Airlines NYC Half as a member of  our “Be A Friend” team, runners must pledge to raise $1,000 for Samaritans. Funds raised help us meet the ever-increasing demand for our services.

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!

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

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

Ready to join our team? 

Contact Joy Savola at with any further questions.