New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people. Over the past 56 years, NYRR has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s mission-focused approach centers on getting people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness—to Run for Life.
NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. More than 200,000 students are served locally and nationally through NYRR’s free youth running programs, events, and resources, including more than 120,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.
NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the 26.2-mile race runs through the five boroughs of New York City—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan—and features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.
Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible.
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