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M E B
Running for Youth Health, Education, and Fitness
The MEB Foundation
The MEB Foundation mission is to be a collaborator and leader in the areas of youth health, education, and fitness. It supports programs and events that:
Empower youth and their families to “Maintain Excellent Balance”
Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles
Engage youth in academics, in and out of school hours
Provide opportunities for youth to play and learn positive life skills through involvement in sports
Engage entire communities in promoting youth health, education, and fitness
Improving the Health and Well-Being of Communities Across the Globe
Since 2010, the MEB Foundation has been a leader in providing impactful support to those in need. Annual and one-time grants have been given to the following causes:
The 26.2 Foundation
Martin Richard Foundation (MR8)
Armory College Prep Program
Atlanta Track Club Kilometer Kids program
Philadelphia School District Youth Running Program
Girls on the Run, Tampa Bay
Transcend Academy, Kenya
Eritrean American Diaspora Network College Scholarship Fund
San Diego High School (Meb Keflezighi Scholarship)
Together with MEB Foundation volunteer Vanessa Baumann, over 70,000 pairs of shoes have been provided to children and communities across the globe. Recipients of shoe donations include:
Fire Victims of Napa and Lake County
Teens Run Modesto
Shepard's Gate Women and Children Shelter
Nepal Earthquake Victims
Running for a Better Oakland
Villages in Eritrea and Mozambique
Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Empower youth and their families to maintain excellent balance
Engage children in academics, in and out of school hours
Provide opportunities for children to play and learn positive life skills through involvement in sports
Join Team MEB
I WORKED MOST OF MY LIFE TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING LIKE WINNING THE NEW YORK CITY AND BOSTON MARATHONS, AND NOW THAT I HAVE DONE IT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO UTILIZE MY SUCCESS TO BENEFIT OTHERS.
- MEB KEFLEZIGHI
Run Boston and New York with Team MEB
Getting the most out of your marathon experience is what counts. Running with a community makes the experience more fulfilling.
By running with Team MEB, you will be celebrating with Meb and other passionate runners, supporting youth health, education, and fitness while making unforgettable memories.
Click Learn More below to find out about what it takes to be on Team MEB, including all the exclusive benefits you will enjoy. Already know you want to join? Select the Apply Now button for your intended race.
Note: We are no longer accepting applications for Team MEB for the 2023 NYC Marathon and 2024 Boston Marathon. Should you wish to be contacted once 2024 NYC Marathon applications open, please complete the noted form below.
By becoming a member of Team MEB for Boston or New York, you will receive exclusive team benefits. We appreciate what you are doing to expand our mission of youth education and fitness, so let us give you something worthwhile in return.
Additional benefits may be available to team members in different races, but those listed below are for all Team MEB members, no matter the event.
Entry to the respective marathon team you have been selected to join
A 20-week training plan for every level of runner with organized group runs throughout the season
An official Team MEB singlet so everyone on the marathon course knows you rock
An autographed copy of 26 Marathons with a personal message from Meb