Nikki 2022 TCS NYC Marathon Fundraising
Only 182 days remaining to help Nikki reach her fundraising goal
$861.00 raised
$3,000.00 goal

As you may know, the 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon was this past November. It has always been a dream of mine to run the NYC Marathon. In 2022, I’ll finally be running instead of cheering from the sidelines!

I was going to do it in 2020, then the race was canceled because of COVID. Getting through the pandemic has been tough enough without a rigorous training schedule for those 26 grueling Marathon miles.

Now I’m ready! But, I won’t be able to do it without your support! This is an opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone while supporting an organization I have long admired —GallopNYC, a nonprofit in NYC that provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults.

I’ve been involved and volunteering with GallopNYC since 2013. It does great and important work; you can learn about it here.

By supporting my marathon journey, you are supporting GallopNYC and giving individuals, particularly with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and at-risk youth a chance to ride and improve life skills as well as set individualized goals through horsemanship.

You can follow along and keep me honest by following me on Instagram @nikkislesin and Facebook. 

Please consider donating to GallopNYC today. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donations are tax-deductible, and you will also get a receipt for your donations! 

 Thank you for your support!


  • Emma Blumer and Liam the horse Blumer made a $50.00 donation

    good luck, you got this!

  • Thea Gelbspan made a $75.00 donation

    You're amazing, Nikki! Cheering you on... you got this!

  • Scooter Alpert made a $50.00 donation
  • Jane Charlotte Jones made a $25.00 donation

    I have loved watching you go from supporting me at the NYC to going for it yourself 🥰you got this and I’m so proud of you ! xo

  • Peggy Salwen made a $50.00 donation

    Enjoy yourself!

  • Milano Market Westside made a $25.00 donation
  • Steve Lachenauer made a $200.00 donation

    Good luck training. See you at the finish line! Steve & Alice

  • Rita Gray made a $200.00 donation
  • Enyi-Abal Koene made a $25.00 donation

    Go Nikki!!!!

  • Muffie Meyer made a $100.00 donation
  • Anonymous made a $36.00 donation

    Phil and I are so impressed by your effort to run the NYC marathon!

  • Jake Vezina made a $25.00 donation

    Good luck Nikki! you got this!

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