The National Youth 5K Series (NY5K) is a family-friendly youth running series that encourages children to be active and inspires them to learn to overcome obstacles in life.
1. Teach the love of running
2. Do our part to raise a healthy nation and combat childhood obesity
But our true Mission is to help kids:
OVERCOME challenges in life…
DREAM about their true purpose… and
SUCCEED with help from their Team
We believe the race is a metaphor for life and want to use this race series to provide kids with a recipe for success that can translate into other areas. There is no question that life is hard and our children will face challenges and adversity… but our goal is to teach and inspire them to meet this adversity with confidence because they have seen it before and practiced successful habits.