YBG runners are going 26.2 miles to help find families for kids in foster care.
YGB is running the marathon this year - with 5 charity runners! Last year's New York City Marathon was cancelled due to COVID-19. We are thrilled for New York that it is back on in 2021. We encourage you to support our runners!
Charity runners fundraise to support YGB’s work to find permanent, loving families for the most vulnerable youth other agencies have deemed too difficult to place. These youth are older, LGBTQ and have been in the system for a long time and/or have mental or behavioral health issues. Placement can be extremely difficult and takes time – typically 18-36 months – but the end result is priceless when YGB successfully connects youth to a family. It is a powerful gift that lasts a lifetime.