Rudin Family to Receive Abebe Bikila Award from New York Road RunnersOctober 16, 2012
New York Road Runners will honor the Rudin Family with the Abebe Bikila Award for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the sport of distance running. The presentation of the award will take place on October 31 at the finish line of the ING New York City Marathon in Central Park. Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners and marathon race director of the ING New York City Marathon, will present the award to Jack Rudin at a ceremony where city and race officials will begin to paint the blue line that traces the race route through the five boroughs of New York.
NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed ING New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the City. But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.
Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible. To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.
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