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The BBBS of NYC Race for the Kids - part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play - is an opportunity for all New Yorkers to join BBBS of NYC in support of their cause to raise awareness of the mission, generate funds to support their programs and recruit more volunteer mentors. 

This 5K family-friendly Run/Walk attracts more than 4,000 participants. At the Race and picnic that follows, the children served by our organization are joined by their mentors and families, our many other adult volunteers and caring New Yorkers for a fun-filled day that celebrates the power of mentoring and emphasizes the importance of health and exercise.

Our mission is to provide all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.

Top 10 Participants


Top 10 Teams



Race for the Kids 2016





3 percent of goal achieved.





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