11/12/2012 01:28 pm ET Updated Nov 12, 2012

New York Road Runners, Organizers Of New York City Marathon, Paid Only $494,000 To Charity Last Year

So much for charity.

Organizers of the New York City Marathon, who routinely crow about all the money the race raises for good causes, doled out only $494,000 in direct aid last year — less than what they paid their CEO, Mary Wittenberg, records show.

New York Road Runners Inc., the nonprofit host of the marathon, raked in $53.8 million in revenue in 2011 and handed over the bulk of its direct charitable contribution, $208,340, to support its own kids programs.