New York Road Runners

About New York Road Runners

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people. 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.

NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. More than 200,000 students are served locally and nationally through NYRR’s free youth running programs, events, and resources, including more than 120,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.

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, the 26.2-mile race runs through the five boroughs of New York City—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan—and features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.

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.


accreditation database manager

May 2019 New York City, NY
“I learned what working on major events entails. The community of a business in midtown. Working on the marathon changed my life for the better.”

Product and Project Management

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“I got a lot of great technical experience at NYRR. I learned a lot about how website's are run on the back end, and just about how companies work in general. The company has a good atmosphere. The position was only 25 hours a week so it wasn't too much.”
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