On November 5, 2017, five runners—one from each borough of New York City—will compete in the Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge, a race within the TCS New York City Marathon. Meet the members of the 2017 Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge and read their inspiring stories.
The five members of the 2017 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge Team have each drawn inspiration from running in order to face significant challenges in their lives. They will take their 2017 TCS New York City Marathon experience to a higher level and show their pride in their borough, while bringing awareness to the challenges they’ve faced.
The Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge Team will be treated as VIPs during race week, and on November 5 they’ll have their own start time and will be featured on the WABC-TV, Channel 7 television broadcast. The runner who finishes with the fastest time will become the 2017 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge champion and win a Tiffany & Co. trophy and citywide bragging rights. Challenge Team members will run the first 13.1 miles of the marathon together; after that, they’re free to run alone or stay with the group.