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New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people. Over the past 59 years, NYRR has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s mission-focused approach centers on getting people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness—to Run for Life. Learn more about the great opportunities currently available to work with NYRR.
Running takes your body, mind, and spirit to a better place. The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward can make you healthier, happier, and more confident.
Like the starting horn at a race, we want to be the “Go!” that gets people running for life. At New York Road Runners, it is our goal to give everyone on the planet both a reason to run and the means and opportunity to keep running and never stop.
Over the past 59 years, we have grown from a local running club to a global champion of the running movement. We are the world’s premier community running organization, and our efforts and events serve all runners and active individuals, from beginners to professional athletes: the young, the elderly, and the underserved of all abilities.
We impact the lives of over 600,000 people annually, from New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs to runners around the world, through a wide variety of events and programs for people of all ages and abilities.
It is our unique nonprofit model, which teams contributions from corporate, foundation, and individual donors with earned income from our best-in-class events, that makes all our efforts possible.
Together with the help of all of NYRR’s members, supporters, participants, and partners, we're working hard to fulfill our mission of giving all people everywhere a reason to run. Today, tomorrow, and for life.
New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 in Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx as a running club with about 40 members who, led by African American Olympian Ted Corbitt, opened their ranks to all: men and women, white and black, fast and slow. Today, NYRR serves more than 600,000 people—including 267,000 youth—annually. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon, held annually on the first Sunday in November.
To learn more about NYRR, visit our history page.
Day of Service
Giving back to our community is at the core of what we do! Every year for our Day of Service, we seek opportunities for our staff to join forces with the community to deepen our impact, strengthen our communities, and bring our team together. This valuable experience is like no other.
Team Building Day
The best teams don't just work together, they play together too! Teamwork is one of our core values, and building relationships and team morale is vital at New York Road Runners. Our Team Building Day is a fun-filled engaging day of activities that build team spirit and trust while encouraging communication and increasing collaboration.
Employee Wellness Program
At New York Road Runners, we invigorate our culture by offering simple steps to a healthier life. We empower our staff to understand their health needs and motivate them to make positive changes in line with their personal goals and our mission.
At New York Road Runners, we value our staff and recognize work and behaviors that further our mission, help us achieve our goals, and support our core values. We foster a culture of appreciation where your contributions are recognized by your peers.
One of the most important events in your career is your first day at a new job. Another important day is the anniversary of that first day. At New York Road Runners, we recognize our staff contributions throughout the year and especially on their anniversaries.
Lunch and Learns
Our Lunch and Learn sessions at New York Road Runners leverage our understanding of each team’s strategies, goals, objectives, and successes. These monthly sessions are presented by internal departments. Occasionally, we have Lunch and Learn presentations by external speakers who are affiliated with New York Road Runners.
New York Road Runners’ Mentorship Program is geared toward professional growth, training, career development, and onboarding. The program increases collaboration and internal knowledge transfer.
The Shadow Program allows for the opportunity to shadow a team member for a day to gain insight into how other teams operate, share best practices, and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of other roles.
Take Your Child to Work Day
Take Your Child to Work Day is mutually beneficial to both the child and the parent. Children are exposed to our vibrant work environment and have the opportunity to learn about the organization and their parents’ job responsibilities. Parents are able to listen to their children’s ideas as we provide a platform to tap into their youthful creativity and immense imaginations.
Our Fun Committee is led by your fellow team members and focuses on organizing fun social events and delivering exhilarating activities for staff. Its mission is to provide fun employee engagement initiatives throughout the year.
Relay Communications Team
The Relay Communications Team members are the liaisons and advocates of the organization. They ensure that staff at New York Road Runners have access to information they require to achieve their goals. The team works in support of the mission.
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Paid Time Off / Leave Benefits
Fitness, Health & Wellness
Professional Training & Development
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Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible. See how NYRR employees describe the company's culture, and search through career opportunities for ways you can contribute to the mission of helping and inspiring people through running.