New York Road Runners' youth programs better children's health, self-confidence, self-discipline, perseverance, and capabilities around goal-setting, all of which improve behavior and academic performance.
Together, NYRR and teachers got nearly 250,000 kids moving this year, in New York City and nationwide. Here are some of their stories.
Running brings Andrew's students new opportunities
Fatimah's students run for camaraderie
Mike Santa Maria
Running helps Mike's students gain confidence
Running boosts Dinah's students' self-esteem and test scores
Rose's students run to reach new goals
Yvonne's students run to feel a sense of freedom
Running gives Mary's students a sense of belonging
New York Road Runners serves nearly 600,000 runners of all ages and abilities annually through hundreds of races, community open runs, walks, training sessions, and other running-related programming, with nearly 250,000 youth participating in free fitness programs and events nationally, including 125,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.