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Celebrities Among Thousands Running In Sunday's New York City Marathon

Alicia Keys is running the 2015 New York City Marathon to raise money for her charity, Keep a Child Alive.
Alicia Keys is running the 2015 New York City Marathon to raise money for her charity, Keep a Child Alive. Photo Credit: refinery29.com

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Actress and singer Alicia Keys has announced she is running the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1.

The New York City Marathon broadcast is produced in partnership with IMG Productions and will be televised live Sunday on WABC-TV, Channel 7 in the New York Tri-State area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-race coverage will be carried live from 7 to 9 a.m. and a highlight show runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Singer, songwriter, record producer and actress Keys is a commercial success with her debut album, “Songs in A Minor,” which sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The album won five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year. She has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide.

In 2014, 8,500 charity runners raised a record $34.5 million, and Key’s decision to run for her charity, Keep a Child Alive, highlights the positive impact the race has on so many worthy causes. Keep a Child Alive is an official TCS New York City Marathon charity partner.

More information about her participation can be found on Refinery 29’s website .

Other celebrity runners include:

  • Ethan Hawke and wife Ryan
  • Actor Sean Astin
  • Former Giants running back Tiki Barber
  • 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden,
  • Former American tennis star James Blake
  • Star of the documentary “Catfish," Nev Schulman
  • Restauranteur and television personality Joe Bastianich
  • 2009 NYC Marathon Gold medalist Meb Keflezighi

To learn more, visit the TCS New York City Marathon website at www.tcsnycmarathon.com.

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