Update as of April 4, 2023: At this time, Team Read Ahead has filled our available spots for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. We are still accepting interest forms from runners who would like to be on our priority waitlist if a spot opens up. Please see below for more information.
Read Ahead is proud to be an official charity partner in the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon on November 5, 2023!
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 three 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 raises vital funds to support Read Ahead’s program in nine New York City public elementary schools. As part of Team Read Ahead, all runners commit to raising $3,000 or more, and receive:
- Guaranteed non-complimentary entry to the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon
- Read Ahead swag, including running shirt
- 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
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have limited spots on our team and will be reaching out to applicants on a rolling basis. At this time we are adding runners to our waitlist and will only reach out should additional spots become available.
If you are interested in joining Team Read Ahead, please complete the interest form linked here, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.