On November 4, 2018, five runners—one from each borough of New York City—competed in the Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge, a race within the TCS New York City Marathon. Meet the members of the 2018 Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge team and read their inspiring stories.
The five members of the 2018 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge Team have each drawn inspiration from running in order to face significant challenges in their lives. They took their 2018 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 is treated as VIPs during race week, and they have their own start time and are featured on the WABC-TV, Channel 7 television broadcast. Challenge team members run the first 13.1 miles of the marathon together; after that, they compete for the title of Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge champion. The winner receives a Tiffany & Co. trophy and citywide bragging rights.