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- Is there a running program that connects the activities?
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The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR's premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world's top professional runners every year and raising nearly $25 million for charity in 2009. NYRR's running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children's health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities.
- Mighty Milers is a national easy-to-implement K-8 youth running program designed for all fitness levels. Children strive to complete one to four "marathons of miles" (26.2 to 104.8 miles) over the course of a program cycle at their school or community center. They achieve this by running or walking upwards of half a mile two to five times a week during supervised sessions. NYRR provides training, resources, and staff support, plus incentives for the children as they reach milestones toward their distance goals.
- Young Runners is an after-school running program that teaches NYC youth of all fitness levels to run distances ranging from 1 to 6.2 miles. Through team practices and events, Young Runners increase their running performance while learning about perseverance, teamwork, and healthy habits for life. NYRR provides training, resources, and staff support, plus incentives for the children as they achieve personal and team goals.
In addition, NYRR organizes year-round youth events in the New York City area that include Youth Jamborees, road races, track meets, health and fitness fairs, and more. Find out more details here.
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