The Garden State Track Club’s mission is to serve all runners in New Jersey, and this means reaching out to the greater running community in various ways. We recognize we are fortunate, and we enjoy giving back in any way we can.

 

GSTC members volunteer at baggage at the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon
GSTC members volunteer at baggage at the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon

Essays 4 Equipment

We collect gently used running equipment from club members, and we donate them to youth runners/teams who request them in writing.

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Through Essays 4 Equipment, the GSTC collects and distributes running equipment to low-income youth runners in New Jersey

 

Road Relays/College Ave Mile

Runners receive a discounted entry fee for donating a gently used running item for us to donate to a youth runner/teen in need!

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Winter track team support

Many schools in the state have sadly canceled their winter track teams. Not to worry–we can help! We have worked with both Dunellen and Highland Park High Schools thus far, and are open to supporting more schools in need, as well.

 

The Highland Park Winter Track Team after practice with Chuck
The Highland Park Winter Track Team after practice with Chuck

 

Youth mentoring

Many of our post-collegiates work with youth in many ways. Some volunteer coach, others do weekend clinics, and we also enjoy just stopping in at practice for a day to give a short pep talk.

 

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Discounted participation in GSTC events

In 2013, the College Ave Mile had 78 youth runners participate for free! We believe in supporting youth in any ways we can, and enabling access to running events is one way we like to help!

If you are interested in receiving some sort of support for your team, please email us at GSTCoutreach@gmail.com.

 

GSTC members volunteer at the adidas Diamond League Grand Prix Meet at NYC's Icahn Stadium
GSTC members volunteer at the Adidas Diamond League Grand Prix Meet at NYC’s Icahn Stadium