Updated: Jan 25
Last weekend was the end of races for 2021, and with that it’s a perfect time to wrap up Stride for Stride’s year in numbers;
Team Stride for Stride grew from 35 to 112 runners in 2021
Team Stride for Stride ran 65 distinct races in 2021 for a total of 3,330 miles - and that doesn’t include the thousands of training miles.
Stride for Stride spent $20,220 on race bibs in 2021 - up significantly from 2020 ($3,150) and 2019 ($6,260).
Our 112 runners represent 15 countries; Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Nigeria and the United States.
61 Team Stride for Stride runners are men, and 51 are women.
Boston is still our biggest city, but a third of our runners are now based in New York City.
Team Stride for Stride ran two World Marathon Majors in 2021; the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon.
Our NYC Marathon team was featured in Runner’s World.
Heart to Cart was featured in BDC.
2021 was an incredible year for Stride for Stride, especially considering races didn’t start running until mid-summer. As you can see, races are very expensive, and that’s why Stride for Stride exists - to give low-income runners the opportunity to compete with everyone else. The NYC Marathon costs $295/bib, the Cambridge Half was $125, and the upcoming Brooklyn Marathon + Half is $145 to $195 per bib. In 2022 we expect our bib costs to double from what they were in 2021.
Running a race is empowering in both sport and life. As long as you can get to the starting you have a chance at winning the race - it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. That’s empowering!
Last weekend after the Winter Classic one of our runners said to me: “The week is trabajo and stress. Running is my happy place.”
Please consider a donation to Stride for Stride so we can continue to give people their happy place in 2022.