Pamela Anderson to run New York marathon

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2013, 12:11 PM IST

Los Angeles: Former `Baywatch` star Pamela Anderson will be running in this year`s New York City Marathon.

The 46-year-old ‘Barb Wire’ star is currently in training for the big run after signing up to pound the streets of the Big Apple and raise funds for Sean Penn`s J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, reported E! online.

"I`ve never taken on a physical challenge like this but I am willing to do something to show my dedication. It is incomparable to the struggle people (there) face.

"I didn`t just want to be the kiss at the finish line. I wanted to do more and if I can raise USD 500,000, it is going to be a blessing to Haiti," Anderson said.

"I`ve been a supporter of JP from the early stages. In the last few years I have become more involved. If you go to Haiti, you fall in love. It is intoxicating."

Anderson will join five Haitian marathon runners as part of J/P Hro`s The Long Run for Haiti campaign - the athletes, Astrel Clovis, Petrus Cesarion, Jean Macksony, Bertine Laine, and Carline Lamour will all be making their first-ever visits to the United States when they take part in the marathon alongside the actress/model.

Penn set up the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation in the wake of an earthquake, which devastated the nation and left thousands homeless in 2010.