Students to volunteer at New York City Marathon

October 21, 2022

Shot of runners in the New York City Marathon

The 50,000 runners in this year’s New York City Marathon will be supported by nearly two dozen Quinnipiac students.

The Bobcats — comprised of international and first-year immersion students — will distribute water to the runners near the end of the race.

“This is an exciting opportunity to travel to New York City and participate in a large-scale athletic event with runners from around the world,” said Director of International Student Services Sarah Driscoll. “It is typically quite challenging to get a volunteer slot at the NYC Marathon without previous service, so it is a great opportunity facilitated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to invite international students, exchange visitors and their friends to volunteer at the NYC Marathon.”

For some students, this will be their first time visiting the city.

This exciting opportunity enables students to connect with hundreds of other international students and exchange visitors from across the Northeast who will also be volunteering.

“We will be filling water in cups and handing them to the runners,” she said. “We’ll also be cheering on the runners and giving words of encouragement."

This experience is one of many community engagement opportunities that Quinnipiac has to offer. It is during events like these that friendships are formed and great memories are made, said Driscoll.

“I am so excited for the public to engage with our students and to see them as Quinnipiac ambassadors representing our community,” said Driscoll. “We hope that this event will become an annual tradition and Quinnipiac students will volunteer at the NYC marathon for years to come.

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