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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman has been running on and off since college. Although it started as a way for her to exercise, she began to learn that she loves the way running feels – how it clears her head. For Michelle, running has become kind of an addiction, she constantly wants to beat her own records and…

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Meet our 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Team: Alison Reilly

On March 17, 2019, more than 20,000 people will be running the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. Fifteen of them will be running with the NY Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund on Team Answer the Call. They are running to raise funds and awareness for the families of fallen FDNY, NYPD, and…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Will Dawson

William Dawson started running in high school as a means of exercise, and now he’s once again running the NYC Half Marathon for the second time since 2016. This year he’ll be running alongside his fiance, who is also a member of our half marathon team, Katie. William attributes his love of running to the…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Heidi Moody

Heidi Moody’s sister is a crime analyst for the NYPD and this year they’re running together for the NYC Half Marathon. Although she’s run the half marathon once before, this time around is different due to the weather. Heidi explains, “The struggle this winter is the weather fluctuation and the threat of black ice –…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: John Holl

John Holl comes from a family full of police officers – his father, uncles and all his cousins are on the force – so when the opportunity arose for him to run this year’s NYC Half Marathon for Answer the Call, he knew he had to get involved. While he wouldn’t necessarily call himself a…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Mike Reed

Michael Reed spends most of his spare time running. When he started, he would run accompanied by the sound of music – that is until he injured himself in the process. Now, Michael sees music as a distraction from his real focus – running. Michael ran competitively for the first time, two years ago, in…

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Meet our 2019 Half Marathon Team: Katie Knowlton

Katie Knowlton might not be a runner by trade, but when she does run it’s with the purest of intentions. Katie’s first and only other half marathon was two years ago where she ran for another non-profit organization. Before running her previous half marathon she had never run more than three miles in her life….

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We Promise to Never Forget NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen

We join all of New York City in mourning the loss of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen. Detective Simonsen made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on Tuesday, February 12 while protecting our city. As a 19 year NYPD veteran, Detective Simonsen’s dedication to the NYPD and commitment to our city was exemplary. _____ We send our sincere condolences to…

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