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

“Wearing the TFK singlet on the marathon course and getting all the cheers and crowd support made me feel like royalty! I am a chef for a citywide school lunch program and know how important it is to get kids started on a healthy diet and exercise routine. TFK sets the standard!" - Amanda Martin, CO


"One word sums up my experience running with TFK - Exhilarating! So fortunate to be a part of this team." - James Lorenzo, FL


"For my first TFK marathon experience I came for the perks and every year since I come back for the people. TFK is so inspiring and the staff is awesome. Thanks to the excellent coaching, I ran a personal best today. I will keep coming back to support the kids and embrace my TFK family." - Ted Stepanoff, CT