Noah was born on June 6, 2000 and raised on the south side of Binghamton. He was known from early childhood for his kindness and had a gift for making friends wherever he went. Once he found his life's passion, competitive running, he was known as a model of good sportsmanship by teammates, competitors, and coaches alike.
On December 4, 2018, as a freshman at Stony Brook University, Noah was struck and killed by a vehicle during a training run for the university’s cross country and track team. As the news of the tragedy spread, nothing could have prepared us for the extraordinary human and financial outreach we received from every community Noah had touched. Our family’s pride in the mark Noah left on so many people is only surpassed by the gratitude we feel for the support they gave us in our time of suffering. It is in that spirit that we have recently created the Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund, to pay that generosity forward through charitable projects reflective of Noah’s journey through his life and passing.
Our foundation's initial projects include:
- The Noah Farrelly Sportsmanship Award, recognizing STAC cross country and track athletes who personify the spirit of fairness, courtesy, and goodwill in sports.
- The Noah Farrelly Kindness Counts Scholarship, rewarding Binghamton High School students who demonstrate exemplary personal character through everyday acts.
- Farrelly's Feet, a collaboration with the Binghamton City School District to provide running/athletic shoes to area children in need. (50 pairs pledged for fall 2019)
- A program for Southern Tier Athletic Conference schools, to teach road safety to student runners and provide them with wearable identification accessories.
We can think of no better way to raise funds for our foundation’s efforts than through an event which celebrates the things Noah loved most: running, friendly competition, and bringing people together for a good time. We hope you'll join us in making the Noah Farrelly Run and South Side Field Day a success that we can grow into a local institution.
Offline Payment Instructions
Offline donations made payable to the Noah Memorial Fund may be mailed to Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund, 35 Kendall Avenue, Binghamton, NY, 13903.