Seven runners in the 2010 New York City Marathon will be running to raise funds for children’s services for the non-profit, BronxWorks, formerly known as Citizens Advice Bureau. Anyone wishing to cheer the runners on will have a chance to do so, as the organization is bringing together a contingent of supporters to use pots, pans, whistles and cowbells to encourage them for the final stretch.
“We figured that all of the runners could use some encouragement 21 miles into the race, but especially those who will be running to benefit our children’s programs,” said BronxWorks’ Noelle Ito. The cheering squad will gather at 138th St. near the underpass just before the runners turn left on to the Madison Avenue Bridge to return to Manhattan. Anyone interested in joining the support squad should call Noelle Ito at 646-393-4007.