I am running the NYC Marathon for Team for Kids. NYRR youth programs serve more than 200,000 students locally and nationally through free NYRR youth running programs, events, and resources, including more than 120,000 in New York City’s five boroughs in New York City and across the nation. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City. Numerous studies support the positive relationship between youth activity, health, and scholastic performance. Team for Kids aspires to be a positive influence in the lives and fitness of our youth.