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Team Mission United


United Way of Long Island is an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. The race took place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
United Way’s Team Mission United, now in its fourth year, is a dedicated group of premier and recreational runners who will be running 26.2 miles for the more than 95,000 veterans and military families on Long Island, with Suffolk County having the largest veteran population of any county in New York State, and Nassau County ranking third. These runners have varied connections to veterans, through friends, family, or coworkers, but all share a special bond to the veterans they are running on behalf of this November. 
Mission United is a critical program of United Way that focuses on supporting veterans’ services. This includes the areas of employment readiness & training, emergency financial assistance, case management support and housing development.

Runners & Fundraising Commitment 

Team Mission United runners commit to fundraising a minimum of $3,000, allowing us to continue providing veterans with emergency financial assistance, case management, PTSD counseling, education and other services. Meet the six runners who comprise Team Mission United. Click on their names to read their stories.


  • Alma - 27 Marathons Completed
  • Brendan - 1 Triathlon & 1 Marathon Completed
  • Carly - 13 Marathons Completed
  • Daniel - 2 Marathons Completed
  • Michele - 2nd year on Team Mission United
  • Michael - 1 Olympic-distance Triathlon Completed
  • Thomas - 1 Relay Marathon Completed, US Army Veteran


Visit to support our runners' fundraising efforts.

For more information about sponsoring a runner, contact Devera Lynn, 631.940.3733 or



The Team Mission United Advantage

Team Mission United runners receive special perks while raising funds to support critical programs and services for Long Island veterans. Benefits include:

  • Automatic entry into the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon
  • A custom team quick-dry shirt to wear on race day
  • Dedicated fundraising special events
  • Marketing & fundraising tools
  • Personalized story about your journey
  • The opportunity to learn tips from past and current team members
  • Be part of a team of Long Islanders helping Long Islanders






Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting our runners.