NYRR is committed to helping you become a runner for life. Our Youth and Community Services programs help people of all ages and abilities lead healthier, more active lives.
Through our school-based programs, Mighty Milers and Young Runners, we reach more than 100,000 children each year, encouraging them to get moving, set goals, and develop healthy habits like daily exercise. Parents credit our programs with helping kids become more confident and capable; coaches value the emphasis on teamwork and healthy competition; and educators love the way fitness helps students perform better in school. And kids? They just love to go fast.
Our programs are possible thanks to the support we receive from individuals and institutions who share our commitment to helping kids in need. Welcome to the pack—we're honored you've chosen to join us!
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
“The Mighty Milers program gets my kids motivated for the day," says Richard Reiss, who coaches third to fifth graders at P.S. 197Q in Far Rockaway. "Exercising first thing in the morning gets them focused for their studies, and the benefits...
Grownup runners often remark that running has transformed their lives. And thanks to NYRR youth programs, our favorite sport is also transforming schoolkids' lives. Vernon Scott, whose son Demian was one of the first to enroll in the Mighty...
Lauren Pittaresi, 12, runs with NYRR's Young Runners at St. John Villa Academy on Staten Island—not far from the start of the ING New York City Marathon. In 2010, she got to accompany the elite athletes to the starting line—a big responsiblity,...
We rely on the contributions of others to provide schools with the programs that radically impact childrens' lives and futures. You can help start a child on a lifetime journey of health and wellness through running.
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