Run the 2009 NYC Half-Marathon for the Fresh Air Fund

I received an e-mail from a representative of the Fresh Air Fund asking me to post the below opportunity to run the NYC Half-Marathon on August 16th as a Fresh-Air Fund-Racer – sounds like a great cause!

Below is the text of the annoouncement:

The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to join our Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Half-Marathon on August 16th. This is a great way to participate in NYC’s premier summer road race while helping Fresh Air Fund children.

Last summer’s NYC Half-Marathon was a huge success and the Fresh Air Fund-Racers raised more than $125,000. We are also still in need of Friendly Town hosts for next month. Host families open their hearts and home to a NYC child who would not otherwise have the opportunity to escape the hot, crowded city streets.

If you haven’t heard of the Fresh Air Fund, here’s a description of what they do from their website:

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend Fresh Air Fund camps.

For more information, visit the Fresh Air Fund’s NYC Half-Marathon website.

You can also view a fact sheet about the Fresh Air Fund.

About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.



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