Looking for a way to receive guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon while making a lasting impact? Secure your spot with a one-time $2,620 tax-deductible charitable donation, and help New York Road Runners spread the joys of running today.

Choose from the programs below, and your entire donation will go towards that program. As a benefit of your donation, New York Road Runners Community Champions runners will also receive four Grandstand Seat tickets, access to VIP race day transportation, and a Community Champions area at the start.

If you have questions about the New York Road Runners Community Champions program, please email [email protected].

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NYRR Youth<br/>Running Programs

NYRR Youth
Running Programs

New York Road Runners youth programs impact the lives of over 215,000 kids in NYC and nationwide every year. Our programs are based on the latest trends in physical literacy research, and are designed to instill active lifestyle values that will last far beyond graduation. Through physical activity, youth in our programs learn to set and reach goals, to value fitness, and develop self-confidence. Your donation will help expand the programs in the coming year and enable NYRR to offer more free and low-cost running opportunities for these young athletes.
NYRR Striders<br/>(Senior Programs)

NYRR Striders
(Senior Programs)

Running and fitness are important for a healthy lifestyle at any age. Through NYRR Striders, we are providing free fitness sessions and health walks for senior citizens and community members throughout the boroughs. Help members of our at-risk communities break the habits of a sedentary lifestyle and get active. Your donation will help provide instructors and equipment for the programs and get more people moving.
Area of<br/>Greatest Need

Area of
Greatest Need

NYRR is committed to helping and inspiring people through running. From our Youth and Community Services programs to our weekly races to local health fairs and wellness expos, we aim to encourage people of all ages to get moving, set goals, and develop healthy habits. By dedicating your NYRR Community Champions donation to the area of greatest need, you’ll allow us to continue to reach new audiences and expand our programs as the need arises.
NYRR Race Free

NYRR Race Free

NYRR’s Race Free initiative is a need-based fee-assistance program for adults, funding the participation of more than 1,000 individuals annually in weekly and Five-Borough Series races, as well as the TCS New York City Marathon. Eligibility is assessed based on a runner’s need for assistance to pay NYRR race registration fees. Your donation will help members of the running community participate in NYRR races - including the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon - who for personal and financial reasons would otherwise be unable to do so.
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