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Running for Youth

The SYTA Youth Foundation Running for Youth Run Team uses long distance running/walking as a symbol of endurance and hope. The goal is simple - to raise money for students & youth to travel with their schools or youth organizations. Participants on the Run Team fundraise on behalf of the SYTA Youth Foundation, train and participate in race distances throughout the year. Since the program's inception in 2009, the team has collectively raised over $350,000.

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 Webinars


Running for Youth: Step Into It! Webinar
October 17, 2019 at 2pm


Running for Youth: Step Into It! Webinar
January 30, 2020 at 2pm



Upcoming Running for Youth Events


runDisney 2020 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
October 29 - November 1, 2020 | Orlando, FL


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

RFY Weekend Tentative Itinerary

Register by: May 1, 2020

Fundraise by: November 7, 2020



$1,500 Includes: One (1) Race registration, access to runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday Team Dinner, Post Race Party at Epcot, RFY Team Shirt and fundraising materials and an airline ticket to Orlando (Max. value of $600.00).

$400 Participating in multiple races is encouraged! Add $400 to your fundraising minimum and participate in the Two Course Challenge or a 5K & 10K for $1,900 or in all three courses (5K, 10K, & Half Marathon) $2,300.

Terms & Conditions

  • Runners must express interest by May 1, 2020 to confirm their spot on the team.
  • Runners may reserve their spot on the team when they register and pay a $200.00 team fee. Once the runner registers, they will receive a welcome email with information on how to get started.
  • The $200 team fee is nonrefundable unless you meet your fundraising goal. Runners who are unable to participate and notify RFY staff by May 1, 2020 will have this recognized as a donation to the SYTA Youth Foundation.
  • Runners who cancel after May 1 will be charged the balance owed from their fundraising page towards their minimum of $1500.00.
  • Runners who reach their fundraising goal by November 1 can choose to have the $200.00 donated to SYF, applied to their fundraising goal or refunded to their credit card once the goal is met.



 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

November 1, 2020 | New York City, NY

The SYTA Youth Foundation will be participating in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon as a Community level charity! New York Road Runners require each runner participating through a charity to fundraise a minimum of $2,500.

Interested in the 2020 TCS NYC Marathon and running with SYF? 

Let us know here!

$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.