Team for Kids Ambassadors
Team for Kids is NYRR’s charity running team, made up of a committed group of adult runners from around the world who add meaning to their miles by raising funds for NYRR's Youth and Community Services programs while training for major endurance events. These funds go to free youth running and fitness programs for kids who would otherwise have little or no access to regular physical activity. Team for Kids Ambassadors are a group of notable and professional runners who embody NYRR's mission to help and inspire people through running. Through participation in NYRR youth and community events, including visits with Rising New York Road Runners programs—NYRR’s enhanced free youth fitness program—free shoe distribution/donation events with youth runners across New York City at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub, participating in special events and initiatives, and running and training as a representative of Team for Kids. Team for Kids Ambassadors are making a positive impact on the next generation of runners.
Meb Keflezighi, Team for Kids Ambassador & Special Advisor
Marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, the only athlete ever to win the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal, has partnered with NYRR and will serve as Ambassador & Special Advisor to its charity running team, NYRR Team for Kids. In his new role Meb will team up with adult runners to support Team for Kids’ efforts to build a happier, healthier future for the next generation of runners and advise NYRR on its ongoing mission to help and inspire people through running.
"I’m first-hand proof of the benefits of running and feel very connected to Team for Kids mission. I want children everywhere to have the opportunity to succeed and achieve their dreams through the benefits of running."