NY Road Runners announce new initiative with NYC Public Schools

According to the Centers for Disease Control, students who are physically active tend to have improved cognitive performance and behavior in the classroom.

Valerie Ryan and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 17, 2024, 9:27 PM

Updated 42 days ago

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The New York Road Runners and New York City Public Schools are rolling out a new program that will serve low-income communities.
The nonprofit announced a five-year initiative with city schools that will bring free running programs to schools in all five boroughs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, students who are physically active tend to have improved cognitive performance and behavior in the classroom.
“Sports are academics – we engage the mind, we engage the body, we engage teamwork, we engage social and emotional learning,” said Harry Sherman, superintendent for District 9 in the Bronx.
NY Roadrunners say the initiative will serve 100 NYC public schools in 20 different districts.


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