The Legal Aid Society Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Set for March 20

The Legal Aid Society was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half, it was announced today by Seymour W. James, Jr., the Attorney-in-Chief. The race will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

“The opportunity to partner with the United Airlines NYC Half gives The Legal Aid Society the ability to raise funds and awareness for equal access to justice,” Mr. James said. “We look forward to having a dedicated team of runners take on the United Airlines NYC Half on behalf of our organization—training, preparing, and ultimately completing the 13.1-mile race for a cause that is both meaningful and close to each and every one of them.”

Over $5 million was raised by more than 2,800 charity runners during the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half to help more than 100 nonprofit organizations support their missions and services. Approximately 120 official charity partners will be part of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half.

The Legal Aid Society has five guaranteed entry spots in the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half. We are looking for dedicated leaders with a passion for justice to run with Team LAS. As an ambassador of our organization, you can be proud of the Society’s reputation for excellence in all aspects of our work and our positive impact on the NYC community. Team members will be selected based on interest, commitment, and ability to raise $1,500 minimum to support our Civil Practice. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Those selected will be contacted by email. Click here for more info about Team LAS requirements. Email Susanna Maffeo at to apply and help change lives.

“We welcome The Legal Aid Society as an official charity partner of the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “We are privileged to partner with approximately 120 official charity partners for this event, impacting thousands in need of support for so many significant causes. Our charity runners are an inspirational and integral part of this race and we applaud their efforts and the positive impact they each make.”

The United Airlines NYC Half features some of the most talented American and international professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Some 1,500 volunteers and thousands of spectators line the course in support of all participants. 19,454 finishers completed the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half from nearly all of the 50 states and more than 67 countries. For the first time ever, the NYRR Times Square Kids’ Run at the United Airlines NYC Half gave hundreds of kids the opportunity to participate in a race of their own as they completed a 1500-meter out-and-back course through the heart of New York City.

The 2016 United Airlines NYC Half will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7 for the fifth consecutive year.