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 2013 season will meet weekly and train in order 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 $1000* scholarship toward college.
A brighter future awaits, apply below. We highly encourage those with little or no running experience to apply. All girls entering their senior year at a New York City public or parochial high school are eligible.
* Based on fulfillment of program requirements
Click here to apply online. The application consists of a short online form, 250-word essay (completed online), and a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or employer of the applicant. The recommendation form is available here.
Please email, fax, or mail to:
New York Road Runners Youth & Community Services
Attn: Jordan Benkov, NYRR Run for the Future
156 West 56th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019
March 15: Application opens
April 30: Application and recommendation deadline
May 20: Participant Selection
June 29: Team Orientation
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Central Park (Columbus Circle entrance)
July 8 through August 24
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Download the Run For The Future flyer here.
Contact Jordan Benkov at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-758-9677.