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M  E  B
FOUNDATION

Running for Youth Health, Education, and Fitness

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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

  • Armory College Prep Program

  • San Diego High School (Meb Keflezighi Scholarship)

Together with MEB Foundation volunteer Vanessa Baumann, over 60,000 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

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Health

Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Empower youth and their families to maintain excellent balance

Education

Engage children in academics, in and out of school hours

Fitness

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        

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Run New York and Boston with Team MEB

Getting the most out of your marathon experience is what counts. Running with a community makes the experience more fulfilling. This year is special.

 

By running with Team MEB, you will be celebrating with Meb 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.

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Exclusive Benefits

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.

official entry

Entry to the respective marathon team you have been selected to join

TRAINING PLAN

A 20-week training plan for every level of runner with organized group runs throughout the season

Team singlet

An official Team MEB singlet so everyone on the marathon course knows you rock

26 marathons

An autographed copy of 26 Marathons with a personal message from Meb