While many will be recovering from St. Patrick’s Day festivities, thousands will be covering just over 13.1. The NYC Half-Marathon takes place today, Sunday, March 18, 2012, starting at 7:30am.

Watch live online at New York Road Runners LiveStream and on ABC 7 in NYC. Good luck to all runners!

The pack turning out for this event includes Olympic hopefuls like Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher, as well as some celebrities and the average Joe or Jane, many running for charity. Seventy-seven charities will be represented at this year’s race, including ASPCA.

I just found out about Team ASPCA last Wednesday from a flyer at Jack Rabbit around Union Square, NYC.

Show your support for Team ASPCA by liking them on Facebook and consider donating. They exceeded their fundraising goal for the NYC Half-Marathon, but upcoming events include:

May 6, 2012: TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour
July 8, 2012: New York City Triathlon

You can find out more in their FAQ section. To learn about joining Team ASPCA, there are free information meetings in NYC, D.C., and Chicago, as well as virtual meetings.