Ashton Kutcher – and 50,000 other people – are running the New York City Marathon on Sunday



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If you’re running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, watch out: You might just be running alongside actor Ashton Kutcher.

Kutcher, 44, is using the marathon as an opportunity to raise funds for Thorn, the organization he co-founded with Demi Moore in 2012 to combat child sex trafficking, according to his Instagram.

The “That ’70s Show” star has raised more than $1 million for the nonprofit as of Saturday, according to a website dedicated to her fundraising.

Kutcher is part of a team of 100 marathon runners who have pledged to raise funds for Thorn, the website says. The organization focuses on using technology to identify images of child abuse.

“We need your help,” Kutcher said in a video posted on the website. “Every dollar we raise will go towards building these tools, so that one day, those kids who are out there today, being abused, can have a chance to just be kids.”

Kutcher has also teamed up with fitness company Peloton for his trip. He expressed his gratitude to Peloton coaches Becs Gentry and Alex Toussaint for helping him prepare for the 26.2-mile race.

Kutcher, along with about 50,000 runners, will jog through the five boroughs of New York City, starting on Staten Island and ending in Central Park.

And he’s not the only celebrity taking part in the marathon. Actress Ellie Kemper, “Bachelor” star Matt James and former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber have also announced on their social media that they are participating in the race.

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