Attn NYC-area runners or walkers, with running kids. We formed an Ask Moxie team for the Race to Deliver, which supports God's Love We Deliver, an organization that delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, other life-threatening illnesses, and their dependents.
There are kids' races starting at 8:30 (ranging from 50 yards for 2-year-olds to 1/2 a mile for 10-12-year-olds) and then a 4-miler (help me) for adults at 10. The kids' race is only $10, and includes a cool race T-shirt (long-sleeved). The adult race is $25, and also includes a T-shirt.
I volunteered with GLWD when I first lived in New York, and loved it. The meals they prepare are the only food some of these people get (they may be too sick to prepare things for themselves, or too sad or too poor or too depressed). The kitchen is fun and welcoming, and all the volunteers are just so happy to be able to help someone else in a tangible way. It's a worthy organziation to support.
The kids' races are fun! And hilarious. Your child will love it. And then be a bad-ass on the playground in the T-shirt.
4 miles, though. That's going to be a challenge for me...