About Us
Teams for Kids’ runners dedicate their participation in world class running events to building a happier and healthier future for youth nationwide. Our runners receive guaranteed entry into premier running events and professional training support, while making every mile count fundraising on behalf of NYRR Youth Programs. Team for Kids makes it possible for children across the country to experience the joys of running and fitness!
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What does Team For Kids Support?


Funds raised by Team for Kids members support NYRR Youth Programs. Through school-based programs, free youth events, and a collection of digital resources, NYRR Youth Programs bring free running and fitness programs to students across the country.


  • Team for Kids funds help support programs for nearly 250,000 children nationwide, including 125,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.
  • Since 2002, Team for Kids members have raised more than $67 million dollars.
  • Funding helps pay for training for teachers and coaches, most of whom are volunteers, program and practice supplies, and student incentives.


For most of these kids, running with an NYRR program is their only opportunity to get exercise or play sports. NYRR Youth Programs have been recognized by Partnership for a Healthier America as a leader in the fight against childhood obesity and health issues. Get more information and see highlights from the school year on our Youth Programs page.


Why Run with TFK?

Team for Kids members receive guaranteed entry to world class running events, access to professional coaches and training plans, and support from the Team for Kids community. We will help you achieve your goal of crossing the finish line while contributing to a much larger fitness movement.


Hear from our Runners

“I went from non-runner to marathoner thanks to TFK! The training, the coaching, the tips and overall camaraderie can’t be beat.” - Joanne Factor


“I’m a six-time TFKer and proud of it. I come back for the cause because I know I am making a difference in kids’ lives by giving them the gift of running. In turn, I get the best support on the course. I love TFK! - Anna Ribeiro


“The mission of TFK is so important to the future of our kids. Keeping them healthy and teaching them about goal setting and motivation is going to help them throughout their lives. It certainly put meaning into my miles today!” - Edwin Caceres


“I got lots of TFK love on the Brooklyn course. Everywhere I looked I saw a green TFK singlet. The staff and the coaches made my experience all the more better. Thank you TFK!” – Sean Lewin


“I am a teacher and at my school I have all the teachers, parents, and kids running. We are all inspired by the mission of TFK and see firsthand how it impacts kids’ lives. I am proud to be part of the TFK family.” - Nathan O'Reilly


"I loved my first TFK experience. The weekly tips, the group runs, and the advice from the coaches had me well prepared. I ran with a huge smile for 13.1 miles!” – Nathalie Defrenne


“TFK is the best thing that ever happened to me. I am 79 and running the marathon with my son. The support from TFK has made everything about the marathon process so easy.  The mission of TFK is in my heart and thinking about the kids will make every step easier.  What better way to experience the NYC Marathon!” - Cindy Harris