NYRR youth programs serve nearly 200,000 children in hundreds of underserved schools and community centers in New York City and across the country, and that number continues to grow as more friends and supporters embrace our mission of helping and inspiring people through running.
Highlights of the 2012-2013 school year
NYRR served more than 200,000 children locally, nationally, and internationally, a 54% increase over last year.
NYRR established running programs in 849 schools and comminity centers, a 17% increase over last year.
Mighty Milers in the U.S.A. earned 122,017 "marathon of miles" medals.
Mighty Milers in the U.S.A. ran 4.5 million miles, a 10% increase over last year.
NYRR released the first curriculum created to teach running in P.E. class.
NYRR staged 60 free youth events for more than 27,000 participants.
10,000 students participated in NYRR's Developmental Track & Field Series, a partnership with NYC'S Department of Education.
We supported 419 community-based fitness events reaching more than 71,000 participants.
Olympic gold-medalist Derrick Adkins inspired 60,000 students while presenting his "Olympic Mentality" approach to academics, sports, and life.