Footnotes Spring 2016

Teaching Girls About Running and Life

NYRR’s Run for the Future program continues to reach new heights. Created in 2011 to introduce running and its benefits to rising high school senior girls, the intimate summer program has spawned friendships, fostered a love of movement, and awarded more than $150,000 in college scholarships. In 2015, we expanded to a second location in Brooklyn, doubled the class size, and increased the scholarships to $1,500 per participant. Applications for the 2016 class will open soon.

“My summer has been amazing because of Run for the Future. I love how supportive all the girls I train with are and how they push my pace in every run. I’ve become so much more confident and willing to challenge myself.” --Kimberly D.

Kids Stop Traffic in Times Square

One thousand children and youth from across the city, including those from NYRR’s Mighty Milers and Young Runners programs, are taking to the streets on March 20 to run the NYRR Times Square Kids' Run at the United Airlines NYC Half. Now in its second year, this free 1500-meter race is giving kids ages 7 to 18 the experience of a lifetime, running amid the marquee lights of Broadway.

A Chef's Next Challenge: Getting Kids Fit

Chef Elizabeth Falkner is well-known for cooking—from her bestselling books, Demolition Desserts and Cooking Off the Clock to more than 30 appearances on television as a judge or competitor on various culinary shows. This year, she’s taking on a new challenge—NYRR's Big Apple Challenge—where she’ll run the United Airlines NYC Half in March followed by the TCS New York City Marathon in November with NYRR Team for Kids to support a cause close to her heart—health and fitness.

"I really want to help kids develop healthy habits, improve confidence and self-esteem, and perform better by staying fit and eating nutritious foods for a healthy lifestyle." --Elizabeth Falkner

Make A Difference 

Can you help us fill NYRR's sneaker closet? This year, we’re going to provide more than 1,000 pairs of new kicks to kids in our youth running programs. Give a child the gift of running shoes. Go to and donate $50.00.

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