NYRR Run for the Future

NYRR Run for the Future provides a fun, free way for New York City high school girls to get fit, develop leadership skills, and earn money for college! Working together, the young women selected for the 2016 season will meet weekly and train to run a 5K (3.1 mile) race at the end of the summer. Along the way, they'll have access to special seminars on health, nutrition, and fitness, AND work together on local projects to improve health in the community, providing an experience that prepares the body and mind for a bright future. By summer’s end, students will have made new friends, given back to the community, completed their first 5K race, and earned a $1500* scholarship toward college.

* Based on fulfillment of program requirements

All NYC young women entering their senior year at a public, publicly-funded, or parochial high school during the 2016-2017 school year OR are working toward their New York State High School Equivalency Diploma are eligible.

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Check out how NYRR Run for the Future helped 2015 participants run well beyond the summer:

Key Dates

Application Opens: March 1
Application Deadline: April 30
Recommendation Letter Due: May 5
Participant Notification: May 16
Team Orientation: June 4
Program Dates: July 11 – August 27

Applicants must include a signed recommendation from an adult who knows them well, such as a teacher, counselor, or employer. 

2015 Photo Gallery
2014 Photo Gallery


Contact NYRR Run for the Future Staff at runforthefuture@nyrr.org or 212.548.7360.

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