2023 United Airlines NYC Half

Read Ahead is pleased to be an official charity partner in the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half, taking place on March 19, 2023!

About Read Ahead

Read Ahead helps New York City youth build the literacy skills, love of reading, and confidence they need to thrive in school and beyond. We partner with under-resourced public elementary schools, students and their families, leading corporations, and caring volunteers to foster a love of learning in young readers through our weekly reading-based mentoring program.

Children have experienced over two years of disrupted learning due to COVID. For elementary school students — who are at a critical age where children learn to read, and form the foundation of their relationship with school and learning — the need for additional, individualized support has never been more urgent.

Team Read Ahead for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half

Read Ahead’s work with students is made possible by a generous community of supporters who believe in the power of one-on-one reading support and mentoring.

Members of Team Read Ahead commit to raising critical funds (minimum of $1,500 per runner) in support of our program.  Our staff provides all of the tools, templates, and support you need to meet your fundraising goal. As part of Team Read Ahead, runners receive:

  • Guaranteed non-complimentary entry to the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half
  • Read Ahead swag
  • A personalized fundraising page, with resources and expert support to help you meet your goal
  • Access to the Team Read Ahead Strava group and email listserv

Please note that we have an extremely limited number of spots available for Team Read Ahead for the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half. If you are interested in running with Team Read Ahead, please complete the interest form linked here, and we will be in touch!

Questions? Email us at marathon@readahead.org

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