In New York City, we never stop moving.
We're always looking for the next best thing, whether that be a promotion or a swanky new apartment. And why shouldn't we? We live in the city that has it all, and so it makes sense to want it all.
Despite the world's need to label Millennials as the "lazy" generation, we're actually quite motivated. We're revisionists that want the best for ourselves and our bodies, so we start over when we need to, always trying to step in the right direction in order to better ourselves.
And that includes taking physical steps.
New York Road Runners is an amazingly unique community organization dedicated to helping thousands of New Yorkers discover their life's passions and find inspiration through running
Granted, sometimes we're not afforded the time and opportunity to do that as much as we'd like. We promise ourselves we're going to be better, we're going to do better, that all of this is going to get better as we go.
We're not so much looking for motivation as much as we are looking for inspiration, in whatever form that takes. That's why there's New York Road Runners.
New York Road Runners is an amazing community organization dedicated to helping thousands of New Yorkers discover their life's passions and find inspiration through running.
Unless that already is their passion or inspiration, in which case they just keep running while building up others in their own communities.
The organization has been around for 58 years and strives to serve all runners and active individuals, no matter what age or fitness level they're at.
Through various outreach programs and events, such as the NYRR R-U-N 5K returning to Central Park August 11th, New York Road Runners touches and inspires the lives of over 400,000 people.
From the Bronx, with their New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, to Manhattan with the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, New York Road Runners is giving New Yorkers, and countless others around the world, a reason to run.
Back for its second year, the NYRR R-U-N 5K is a unique, social-themed weekday run in Central Park. It's fun opportunity to challenge your friends, runners and non-runners alike, or yourself to join you for 3.1 miles in scenic Central Park.
Afterward, you can head out of the park to continue your regular evening and enjoy refreshments with your fellow runners at a nearby bar or restaurant. You don't have to ditch your regular happy hour plans completely, but you can
But much like the act of running itself, New York Road Runners is nothing new, though.
Whether it's through their women's-only Mini 10K or the NYRR Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run, their message of hope, compassion, and inspiration has spanned decades without ever losing its timeliness.
Everyone has a reason to run; a place to, a time from, or simply a journey not worth walking.
So go ahead, kids.
Let Netflix ask, "Are you still there?" all it wants, get off the couch, and join spoiled NYC and New York Road Runners next month to be a part of this growing number of runners for the NYRR R-U-N 5K in Central Park.
Join us. Get inspired. Find a reason to run.
Sign Up Today for the NYRR R-U-N 5K on August 11th & Other Upcoming Races Right Here.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]