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. Core Values: To believe it is to achieve it. At NYRR we believe: We can build communities and better lives. We can be inspiring and lead by example. We can let passion fuel absolutely everything we do. We can aim high while appreciating what’s within reach. We can create, collaborate, and grow. We believe we can change the world through running. Our History: Our history is rich because we run with passion. It all started with a local running club made up of just 40 people, but over the past 60 years, committed runners have joined us in droves. Time, commitment, and our never-ending mission to help and inspire people through running have led us to become the world’s premier community running organization.