of New York Road Runners
York Road Runners was founded in 1958 with 47 members. Since
then it has grown to nearly 40,000 members, with a full-time
staff of more than 60 people. Encouraged by H. Browning Ross,
founder of the fledgling Road Runners Club of American, 40
runners and supporters met on June 4th, 1958 at Macombs Dam
Park in the Bronx. There, the group elected its official president,
1952 Olympian Ted Corbitt. Since then the New York Road Runners
has sponsored such events as a six-mile handicap cross country
race, the first all-female road race and the first Corporate
Challenge race in Central Park, among many others. Appealing
to diverse masses of people, the New York Road Runners Club
currently includes a competitive Wheelchair Division and allows
runners to apply online for the New York City Marathon.#
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