New York City Marathon Announces Celebrity Lineup

New York Road Runners (NYRR) has announced its celebrity lineup for the TCS New York City Marathon on November 6. The marathon annually attracts some of the brightest stars across sports, entertainment, television, and lifestyle.

Big Hollywood names and luminaries will be taking on this year’s marathon to support impactful causes and charities. Actor Ashton Kutcher will make his marathon debut and run in support of his charity, Thorn, a nonprofit dedicated to defending children from online sexual abuse. Ellie Kemper is renowned for her roles in The Office and   Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She will run in her first New York City Marathon with the aim to raise funds for The Brotherhood Sister Sol. The Boston Children’s Hospital will be supported by The Vampire Diaries’ and The Originals’ Claire Holt. Additionally, the star of The Walking Dead and the film The Eternal’s Lauren Ridloff will be running in support of PS 347, a New York City public school serving deaf, hard-of-hearing, CODA, and hearing students.

Several television anchors and personalities will once again take on the marathon including the co-hosts of ABC News’ GMA3: What You Need to Know Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes. Avid runner Robach encouraged her co-host to take up her passion for running, and Holmes will be participating in his first marathon. Producer and host of MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show Nev Schulman will run in his sixth New York City Marathon. Stars of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will return to the marathon including Matt James and Zac Clark.

New York Giants former running back Tiki Barber will continue his streak by returning for his eighth New York City Marathon.

The full list of notable runners in this year’s marathon is:

  • Amy Robach – Co-host of ABC News’ GMA3: What You Need to Know and 20/20
  • Ashton Kutcher – Award-winning actor; supporting Thorn
  • Casey Neistat – YouTube star and filmmaker
  • Claire Holt – Actress, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals; supporting Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Ellie Kemper – Actress and comedian, The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; supporting The Brotherhood Sister Sol
  • Lauren Ridloff – Actress, The Walking Dead and The Eternals; supporting PS 347
  • Marit Bjørgen – 15-time Olympic medalist, Norwegian cross-country skier; supporting AKTIV Against Cancer
  • Matt James – The Bachelor; supporting ABC Food Tours
  • Meghan Duggan – Olympic gold medalist and New Jersey Devils Director of Player Development; supporting Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Monica Puig – Olympic gold medalist, former tennis professional
  • Nev Schulman – Host of MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show; supporting NYRR Team for Kids
  • Nicole Briscoe – ESPN SportsCenter anchor
  • Pia Wurtzbach – 2015 Miss Universe
  • Ryan Briscoe – Professional race car driver
  • Sierra Boggess – Award-winning Broadway actress; supporting Cancer Support Community
  • Tiki Barber – NY Giants legend, host of Tiki & Tierney; supporting NYRR Team for Kids
  • J. Holmes – Co-host of ABC News’ GMA3: What You Need to Know
  • Zac Clark – The Bachelorette; supporting Release Recovery

About New York Road Runners (NYRR)

NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit