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 March 21st as a Fresh-Air Fund-Racer!
Here are the details courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund:
The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to join their Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Half-Marathon this coming March 21st. This is a great way to participate in NYC’s premier summer road race while helping Fresh Air Fund children.
Over the last year, support from friends helped give nearly 10,000 inner-city children country experiences that they’re still talking about! The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to keep their programs strong for the summer months. For more information, check out the Fresh Air Fund’s NYC Half-Marathon event page.
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.“
You can also view a fact sheet about the Fresh Air Fund.