Love it or hate it, The Bachelor series is reality TV at its finest. At the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, four former contestants from The Bachelor are preparing to run the 42.2 km distance for charity. Many celebrities have run the NYC marathon in past years, including comedian Kevin Hart and actress Teri Hatcher.
— Runners of New York City (@RunnersOfNYC) October 26, 2021
Here are The Bachelor fan favourites set to take the start line on Nov. 7.
Adams was on the 23rd season of the Bachelor and the 16th season of The Bachelorette – where she stepped after the original bachelorette left the show early. This will be Adams’s first marathon, and she will be raising funds for the World Vision Foundation.
Clark found love on the 16th season of The Bachelorette, getting engaged to Tayshia Adams. Clark will run the race with his fiancée in support of his Release Recovery charity, which aims to make mental health and substance abuse treatment available to underserved populations. Clark has battled with addiction in the past and since then has become a pretty serious marathoner, running 3:43 at the 2021 London Marathon.
Cameron was a fan favourite on season 15 of The Bachelorette, having his heart broken as the runner-up. Cameron has transitioned into a marathon runner, most recently competing at the 2019 New York City Marathon (4:39).
The former athlete and bachelor is no stranger to running. In an interview with Bachelor Nation, he said that running is his favourite way to stay in shape. He ran both the Chicago Marathon and New York City Marathon in 2019, alongside his best friend and fellow Bachelor star Cameron. Both James and Cameron will be competing in the marathon for the Andrea Cameron Foundation, which is named for Cameron’s mother, which awards scholarships to less privileged students.
The TCS New York Marathon will return for its 50th edition of the race in 2021. You can follow your favourite Bachelor contestants, friends and family or elites, here.