Singer Alicia Keys to run in this year's TCS New York City Marathon

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys will be among the tens of thousands of athletes running in this year's TCS New York City Marathon.

Keys, a native New Yorker, is running to raise money for her charity, Keep a Child Alive, offering care and support to children and families affected by HIV.

S RUNNING TO RAISE MONEY FOR HER CHARITY -- KEEP A CHILD ALIVE -- OFFERING CARE AND SUPPORT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY HIV.

"Runners from all over the world will be participating in this year's race, but we have a special place in our hearts for the New Yorkers in our field, such as Alicia," said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. "In 2014, 8,500 charity runners raised a record $34.5 million, and Alicia's decision to run for her charity, Keep a Child Alive, an official TCS New York City Marathon charity partner, highlights the positive impact the race has on so many worthy causes."

The marathon will be televised live on Sunday, November 1, on WABC-TV, Channel 7 in the New York Tri-State area from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET and for the rest of the nation on ESPN2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.

A highlight show will air from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET on WABC-TV, Channel 7 and local ABC affiliates throughout the nation. Additionally, the race will be available live in Spanish via ESPN Deportes+ and internationally via a variety of global broadcast partners.

Pre-race coverage will be carried live in the New York Tri-State area on WABC-TV, Channel 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, November 1. Additional race-weekend programming on WABC-TV, Channel 7 includes live coverage of the TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines on Friday, October 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the Countdown to the Starting Line on Saturday, October 31, from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Pre-race and race coverage on Sunday, November 1 is available to stream live on WATCH ABC and ESPN3 (accessible on WatchESPN platforms).
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