New York Road Runners Foundation (NYRRF) was originated in 1998 by New York Road Runners (NYRR). The foremost running organization in the world, NYRR’s premier event is the ING New York City Marathon. The Foundation carries out NYRR’s youth services mission by establishing running-based programs that promote at-risk children’s physical health, emotional well-being, and personal achievement.
The Foundation’s school day and after school programs provide children with the structure, motivation, and methodology to become physically fit now and to remain fit for life. Our programs feature goal setting, nutritional, and academic components and currently serve 50,000 children a week in more than 200 schools and community centers. Program sites are primarily located in New York City and are in half a dozen other American municipalities as well as Cape Town, South Africa.