Welcome to Free to Run's fundraising page for the TCS New York City Marathon!
Please donate to help our amazing runners reach their fundraising goals.
Your donations will help Free to Run bring running, outdoor adventure, and leadership to amazing girls in the Free to Run program.
Free to Run is a 501(c)3 charity that uses adventure sports to develop female leaders in Afghanistan and Iraq because they can and will be a force for positive change in their communities.
Even though the 2020 New York City Marathon has been cancelled and the world feels like it is on pause, the work of Free to Run has not stopped and our goals are as important as ever. Though our marathon runners will not be racing until 2021 at earliest, they need your support NOW.
The women and girls in our programs include some of the most vulnerable members of society. Lockdown measures, economic crises and other high stress conditions of 2020 have increased their vulnerability.
As a way of continuing to support these girls weather this crisis, Free to Run is maintaining a critical lifeline with our participants by calling participants to share at-home workouts that they and their families can do along with mental health and family health check-ins conducted by our staff.
The New York City Marathon and other race-based fundraising events are the main source of funding for Free to Run's work with girls in our programs. To galvanize support for this important work during a time where nearly all races are cancelled, we ask that you please support our work by making a donation to one of our NYC Marathon runners.
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SPORT
But it's not just about sports. It's a chance to experience a full and free life.
With programs in Afghanistan and Iraq, Free to Run focuses specifically on supporting women and girls living in conflict areas. Why? We believe they are in greatest need and they hold the most potential for positive change.
Everyone deserves the chance to run, play and experience the outdoors. At Free to Run, we are working tirelessly to make that happen.