New York City Marathon


GrowNYC is proud to be an Official Charity Partner in the 50th New York City Marathon this fall.

We are offering post-drawing, guaranteed race entry to a limited number of runners.

Registration for our 2021 team will be available here beginning Wednesday, June 16.

By registering for our team, you are agreeing to raise a minimum of $3,000 for GrowNYC by October 15, 2021. Please note that GrowNYC is not responsible for runners' entry fees.

GrowNYC Team benefits include:

  • Guaranteed race entry to the 2021 New York City Marathon
  • Fundraising page with support from GrowNYC staff
  • GrowNYC swag bag: GrowNYC T-shirt, beanie, and tote
  • GrowNYC Greenmarket goodie bag

If you registered with our team last year and deferred to run in 2021, you have until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 15 to register here with complimentary entry using the invitation code you received via email. Any funds you raised last year will be deducted from your total fundraising commitment of $3,000.

Please contact Bea Mora if you are interested in running with GrowNYC or have any questions.



Founded the same year as the New York City Marathon, GrowNYC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental and food access programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. Reaching millions of New Yorkers every year, GrowNYC operates Greenmarkets, Fresh Food Box sites, and Farmstands; engages New Yorkers in zero waste education; builds and maintains green spaces; and engages people of all ages in hands-on education.

Check out our 2020 Annual Report to learn more about our impact over the last year, including distributing the equivalent of well over 1 million free meals to communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.