Epilepsy Foundation NYC 2016 Photo
Epilepsy Foundation NYC 2016 Photo

The Story

Athletes vs. Epilepsy is excited to be heading back to New York City for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon!   Here is your opportunity to participate in one of the premiere running events in the nation.  The TCS New York City Marathon is the world's greatest road race. As the professional athletes and nearly 800,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the true thrills of a lifetime.


Join other Athletes vs Epilepsy participating in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6 and raise funds to help stop seizures and find a cure for epilepsy.  Your efforts will raise awareness in support of the nearly 3 million people in the United States who have epilepsy. 


Each Athlete vs Epilepsy will receive:

  • Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online Fundraising Page to tell the story of why you are running.
  • Your choice of an Athletes vs Epilepsy Performance racing t-shirt or singlet
  • Fundraising tips
  • Invitation to the race weekend activities!


As a member of an Athletes vs Epilepsy 2016 TCS New York City Marathon team, you are committing to fundraising minimum requirement of $3,000.  You are responsible for any difference in funds not raised by December 6, 2016.  EF will charge any outstanding balance on December 6, 2016.


Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans.  The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.


The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.


YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative.  Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.