New York Marathon and Half Marathon - Every Day Heroes

Everyday Hero Division

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Empire State Marathon is proud to honor a special “Every Day Heroes” division to the Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay races.

 Empire State Marathon celebrates the efforts of these men and women, who work every day to keep us safe and secure, by making a division that will rank participants by group, if entering with others from a station, precinct, or firehouse, and/or individually for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay.

Locally, these men and women are crucial to the operations of The Empire State Marathon races. Without them, we could not secure the race course in a safe and effective way, and find convenient solutions to how the course impacts the immediate surrounding community. They are also vital to providing our race participants the best resources if medical attention is needed.

Around the country, as running and road racing gains in popularity and participation we hope this inspires more recognition to the Every Day Heroes who help make this all possible.

 Division awards:

Top 3 Relay Teams

Top 3 Overall Male

Top 3 Overall Female


Team Red, White and Blue – Official Charity of the Everyday Heroes Division

Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a 501 (c)(3) charity that supports wounded veterans. Their mission is to enrich the lives of wounded veterans and their families. Specifically, they aim to transform the way wounded veterans are reintegrated into society after they leave their position in the military. To learn more about Team RWB, or to become a Team RWB athlete, please visit