Keys is supporting Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit she co-founded.
The actor is raising money for The Doe Fund.
Come race day, notable New York filmmaker Spike Lee will lead the field in the Grand Marshal vehicle with CEO Michael Capiraso.
A look at the shoes celebrating the 2015 New York City Marathon.
Laura Thweatt leads the American field.
Others running include Wilson Kipsang and Lelisa Desisa.
About 18 percent of the applicants will receive good news this week.
The lottery opens at noon on Thursday and closes Feb. 15.
There are several ways to earn a ticket to the Big Apple next November.
Check out the first 25 women across the finish line in Central Park on Sunday!