New York Road Runners, Inc.

Run for Life

New York, NY   |  www.nyrr.org

Mission

Our mission is to help and inspire people through running, and together with the help of our NYRR members, supporters, participants, and partners, we work hard every day to fulfill that goal. Rest assured that with every stride we take, we’re focused on making as big an impact as we can on community, youth, charity, and every individual runner.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Mrs. Kerin Hempel

Main address

156 West 56th Street 5th Floor

New York, NY 10019 USA

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Formerly known as

New York Road Runners Foundation

EIN

13-2949483

NTEE code info

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lifelong fitness is a missing ingredient in many communities in our country, and by creating physical literacy in young people and supporting it among adults and seniors, we will help to create a healthier society. Physical literacy is the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. Children with well-developed physical literacy move confidently in a variety of environments and possess the knowledge and motivation to perform physical activity. If these qualities are not developed early, children are at risk of being left out of play and games, and sidelined from participation in athletics. Many children are left with no choice but a path toward sedentary behavior, especially because physical literacy does not develop spontaneously. Sedentary behavior can cause obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases that evolve from a lifelong problem starting in childhood.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rising New York Road Runners

New York Road Runners’ youth program, Rising New York Road Runners, is designed to build movement skills in ways that work for kids of all ability levels pre-K through 12th grade and to instill the confidence and motivation to stay healthy and active for life. New York Road Runners provides all the tools schools need, from instructor training and resources to equipment and free incentives as kids reach milestones.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

New York Road Runners offers 40+ free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, community facilities, and neighborhood parks across all five boroughs of NYC. The NYRR Striders program is geared toward adults 50+ (younger adults are welcome to participate as well) and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise, to make running and walking more accessible, and to increase the presence of fitness walkers and older adults in NYRR five-borough events year-round.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

FREE WEEKLY RUNS AND WALKS IN YOUR HOME PARK
Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is working with community leaders and volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants.
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Population(s) Served
Adults

Run for the Future is a high-touch, high-impact summer program that provides a unique opportunity for rising senior girls in high schools across the five boroughs. Participants, who have no prior running experience, learn about running, build self-esteem and confidence, and develop key leadership skills, all while training for a 5K race. Those who maintain an 80% attendance rate during practice sessions and participate in the 5K race will receive a $500 wellness grant to be used to invest in their personal health and self-care needs.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth participants at sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Rising New York Road Runners

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In the 2019-20 school year, NYRR served 240,000 children, including youth with physical and cognitive disabilities, with our free school-based programs nationally, across 1,300 sites.

Number of sites participating in Rising New York Road Runners programs.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Rising New York Road Runners

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers are for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Striders sessions per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Striders

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Striders operates weekly walks and fitness sessions out of 40+ senior and community centers in all five boroughs of New York City.

Members enrolled in Striders programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Rising New York Road Runners

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of parks with Open Runs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Open Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018, NYRR launched Open Run at three additional parks throughout all five boroughs in New York City, bringing our total number of parks with the program to 16.

Number of Open Run Finishers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Open Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Open Runs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Open Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Run for the Future Participants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 2020 season for Run for the Future was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PROGRAM 1// Rising New York Road Runners: We aim, through our free youth fitness programming, to improve health, wellness, and physical literacy, enable personal achievement, and build and contribute to communities. We define physical literacy as the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. PROGRAM 2// Open Run & Striders: Our goal is to provide a free, no-barrier entry running and walking programs for people of all ages and abilities around New York City.

In schools, we utilize a train-the-trainer model to maximize our reach in New York City and throughout the country. We develop and offer free of charge various curriculum and resources for teachers and after-school professionals allowing them to deliver developmentally-appropriate physical activities for youth. In communities, we build stakeholder relationships to determine the needs of each neighborhood. Striders' coaches work with individuals age 50 year and older at more than 40 senior centers, community facilities, and neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. Open Run works with community leaders and volunteers to bring free weekly runs and walks to 13 neighborhood parks all over New York City

As the premier community-based running organization in the world, we have the staffing, access to knowledge, and resources to provide these programs. Additionally, we have strong relationships with volunteers and neighborhood stakeholders to develop robust and meaningful programming that match the needs of communities

NYRR's first program for youth began in 1999, working in one school in Brooklyn. In the 2016-17 school year, our youth program operated in over 1,300 schools and community centers across the country, serving 267,000 youth. Striders is a five-year-old program with over 2,200 participants across all five boroughs. Open Run has expanded in its first 2 years to 13 parks, with over 25,000 finishers and 2,000 volunteers to date.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New York Road Runners, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. George Hirsch

George Hirsch

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/10/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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