7 Sep

From Baywatch To Bay Ridge

Pamela Anderson

Famed for running along a beach in slow motion, Pamela Anderson is now taking the sport more seriously as she prepares for the ING New York marathon on 3 November. There is still time to enter the race and join the ex-Baywatch star and 50,000 other entrants as they run through the five boroughs of New York City.

Anderson is running with five Haitian runners as part of the Long Run For Haiti campain for J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, which provides health care, education and home construction for people affected by the country's 2010 earthquake.

The 46-year-old said: "I've only run marathons in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, so the ING New York City Marathon is going to drastically expand my horizons as a runner."

After the cancellation of last year's race, there is added excitement for the 2013 event. As well as the race on the Sunday, New York Road Runners will host the Marathon Opening Ceremony in Central Park on the Friday night. The ceremony will include an international celebration showcasing runners from around the world in the Parade of Nations. Afterwards, there will be a Marathon Fireworks display, including appearances from pro-athletes. On the Saturday morning, there is the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5k, ideal for those who want to join the marathon festivities without running 26.2 miles. Then on Sunday it's the big showdown.

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