Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Fresh Air Fund NYC Half-Marathon

On March 20th, 2o11, The Fresh Air Fund is once again hosting its annual Half-Marathon, an amazing 13.1-mile course through beautiful Central Park, continuing on through Times Square and ending with breathtaking finish-line views of the New York City harbor. More than 11,000 runners, of all ages and abilities, finished the NYC Half-Marathon last year, raising over $100,000 for the cause, with almost $400,000 raised in the last four years.

The Fresh Air Fund has been providing free summer vacations for youth from the five boroughs of New York City since 1877. Thousands of children have benefited from the volunteerism and kindness of their host families.

The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors for the upcoming Half-Marathon, as well as host families willing to take a Fresh Air child into their home for two memorable and rewarding summer weeks.

If you'd like to be involved in the Half-Marathon, please click here, and if you'd like to find out more about becoming a host family, click here and read more about the program. If you'd like to find out if your child is eligible to be enrolled in the Fresh Air Fund summer program, click here.

Enjoy this video about the Fresh Air Fund experience!

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