1 for You 1 for Youth is a joint initiative by New York Road Runners and New Balance to provide young runners with new high-quality running shoes. For each pair of shoes purchased at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, New Balance will donate a pair of running shoes to NYRR’s youth programs. In turn, NYRR distributes the running shoes to participants in their free youth running programs.*
In its first year, NYRR distributed over 4,500 pairs of brand new New Balance running shoes to participants in Rising New York Road Runners through 1 for You 1 for Youth.
Since 2007, NYRR has distributed more than 16,000 total pairs of shoes to participants in its free youth running and fitness programs across the country.