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Running for Youth

The SYF Running for Youth Run Team uses long distance running and walking as a symbol of endurance and hope all while raising funds for students to experience the gift of travel - impacting the lives of youth with every step.

Since 2009, SYF's Running for Youth program has raised more than $350,000 and provided travel experiences for hundreds of children in need.

Thank you to our Running for Youth Runners who participated in the 2018 Seattle Rock 'N' Roll Run and the 2018 Wineglass Marathon! These amazing runners fundraised over $13,000, equating to 27 Road Scholarships! Thank you to our Running for Youth Partners: Fly My Group and Hard Rock Cafe

Running for Youth is sponsored by Fly My Group.

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Upcoming Running for Youth Events

RFY VirtualRun  

SYF Virtual Run
June 5, 2019 | Anywhere! 




$175           Registration fee includes Running for Youth Swag!


Sign up for the Inaugural Running for Youth Virtual Run and join the Running for Youth team on National Running Day - June 5, 2019!

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual run is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

How to Participate: Move at your own pace and complete any distance all while supporting the SYTA Youth Foundation! Post a selfie to your social media account and hashtag #SweatwithSYF on June 5, 2019! Your registration of $175 includes some Running for Youth swag to prepare you for your run!


Rock 'N' Roll Race Series - Choose your run! 
Fundraise on behalf of the SYTA Youth Foundation and participate in a Rock 'N' Roll run of your choice! 

Create your fundraising page through Crowdrise and start fundraising! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a race registration. 



$500           Fundraise on behalf of the SYTA Youth Foundation and receive a complimentary registration for any Rock 'N' Roll run taking place in 2019 as long as you're registered before June 30, 2019. Limited Quantities available, first come, first served! 

Runners must fundraise 50% of the fundraising minimum in order to receive the complimentary code. Fundraise through Crowdrise, click here to get started! 


runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 
October 31 - November 3, 2019 | Orlando, FL

Create your Crowdrise page and start fundraising today!  

RACE OPTIONS: 5k / 10K / Half Marathon / Two Course Challenges / Kid Races



Includes: Race Registration, Pre-Race Dinner, Post Race Wine & Dine Party at Epcot, Running for Youth Team Shirt, Fundraising materials and support, Networking Opportunities

Take the Disney Two Course Challenge and add $400 to your fundraiser minimum! 

Hotel Accommodations are included when fundraising the amount below, in addition to your fundraising minimum:
One Night – Single $500, Double $250 | Two Nights – Single $1000, Double $500 | Three Nights – Single $1500, Double $750

Guests may join in on the fun!

Includes: Pre-Race Dinner, Post-Race Wine & Dine Party at Epcot, Spectator Finish Line Seating and the Disney ChEAR Squad Gear

Runners are responsible for the cost of their accommodations unless fundraising the additional cost. SYF will assist with providing lodging options. Flight accommodations will be covered and made by Fly My Group when your fundraising minimum is met! SYF will not reimburse for flights. SYF will provide you with instructions on how to register for your race. 


2019 TCS New York City Marathon
November 3, 2019 | New York City, NY

The SYTA Youth Foundation is participating in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a Community level charity! SYF was granted 5 race entries. New York Road Runners require each runner participating through a charity to fundraise a minimum of $2,500. 

Create your Crowdrise page and start fundraising today! 



$2,500           Includes: Race Registration and a Running for Youth Team Shirt.

Flight Accommodations may be provided if the runner lives outside of the New York City area. 



Get Involved!

Join the SYF Run Team

Fundraise, train and participate in a marathon, half marathon or relay. In exchange for participation, Run Team members receive round-trip airfare, lodging and entry into the selected marathons.



Support a Runner

Each runner must raise a designated amount of money to participate, and your support––no matter the size––gives our runners and walkers the motivation to keep going! By supporting your friends and family you are empowering their mission and the mission of the SYTA Youth Foundation.



Questions? Contact Hazel Mejia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-610-0241.