64-year-old ‘Running Man’ to log 157 miles for kids with disabilities

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FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) – A 64-year-old runner is hitting the pavement on an impressive challenge to log more than 150 miles, raising money to let kids with disabilities get their chance at sports.

Tom “Running Man” McGrath this month will run 157 miles through New York City – that’s a marathon per day for six days – to benefit Achilles Kids, a group that aims to give children with disabilities the chance to walk, run, wheel and compete in mainstream sports and exercise.

The six-day journey is raising money to get running shoes for 5,000 kids.

The program encourages its young athletes to complete a “virtual marathon” during the school year and when they reach their goal of 26.2 miles (the length of a marathon), they’re rewarded with a new pair of athletic shoes.

Last year, Achilles Kids handed out 4,700 pairs of running shoes. There are 5,000 children in New York City alone that participate in the program.

Having already logged more than 200,000 miles in nearly half a century, McGrath’s NYC run will last from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4.

The run will start at City Hall in downtown Manhattan, where some of the Achilles Kids will join him for the trek.

To donate to Achilles Kids, click here.


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