AlertThe 2015 TCS New York City Marathon application will open January 15 and close Februrary 15. Learn more about entry guidelines


Run For The Future

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 2014 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.

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


How to Apply

Please click here for the 2014 online application. The application consists of a short online form and 250-word essay (completed online).

You will also need a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or employer. Please make sure the person writing the recommendation includes your full name in the letter.  For the written recommendation form, click here.


Key Dates

Application Opens - March 31
Application Deadline - May 14
Participant Selection - May 21
Team Orientation - June 28



When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Central Park, Columbus Circle entrance



Contact Malaika Lambert at or 212-423-2234.

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