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Team Mission United


Team Mission United is a dedicated group of premier and recreational runners competing in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathonin support of the 115,000 veterans and military families on Long Island. 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 in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon this November. United Way of Long Island's Mission United is devoted to providing critical programs for veterans as they transition to civilian life with a focus on employment services, education, financial services, health and housing support. Long Island has New York State’s largest veteran’s population and one of the highest concentration of veterans in the United States.


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
  • Thomas - 1 Relay Marathon Completed, US Army Veteran
  • Michele - 2nd year on Team Mission United

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

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







Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting our runners.