NYRR proudly donates extra race premiums—including T-shirts, hats, and glassware—along with shoes, furniture, and exercise equipment to those in need. We collaborate with several local organizations, from those that provide clothing to young athletes in underserved communities to those that offer support to children and adults battling chronic illnesses.
In fall 2017, we provided over 5,800 items, including T-shirts, running shoes, water bottles, and drawstring backpacks to Rising New York Road Runners schools in Texas and Florida whose students and their families were affected by hurricanes. We never stop looking for more ways to serve communities everywhere, in addition to the work we do across the five boroughs. If you know of any organization or charity that could benefit from extra race T-shirts, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include sizes and quantities to help us fulfill your request.
Have your own items to donate? Use DonateNYC to quickly and easily find nearby places where you can drop off used clothing, shoes, and more.
Disaster Relief: How You Can Help
In 2017, in response to natural disasters that struck the country, New York Road Runners and our partners responded and offered opportunities for 2017 TCS New York City Marathon entrants and their loved ones to contribute support.