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One NY CARES Virtual Challenge

Challenge: One NY CARES Virtual Challenge
September 8 - December 24, 2020 NY State, NY 13202 US
Run for all and all for One NY
Run/Walk/Bike - Register Until October 31st!



Q. How do I get my SWAG?
A. Our packet pick-up will be held at Fleet Feet Syracuse (5800 Bridge St, East Syracuse, NY 13057) on Friday 12/11/20 from 3pm - 7pm and on Saturday 12/12 from 10am - 3pm.

Any packets not picked up in person will begin shipping on 12/15/2020.


One Summer...wasn't enough

One NY Cares is back for the fall with a focus on team, accountability and encouragement!
We aren't ready to say goodbye yet! With most 2020 races cancelled or postponed, this is a continued opportunity to get out the door and log some much needed miles. As a group, we plan to encourage you and hold you accountable!
  1. Register here
  2. Join a team during registration
  3. Choose a distance you want to complete (on foot or cycle).
  4. Receive your confirmation email with invites to our leaderboard and Facebook group.
  5. Start running on September 8th!
  6. Get on our custom leaderboard. You'll be able to rank yourself against your friends and other runners from around NY and the United States. 
  7. Share your photos and war stories in our Facebook group.
  8. Challenge your friends to join you and help raise money for one of our very important nonprofit causes!
  9. Finish the challenge stronger than you ever thought you could.
  10. Receive your challenge medal and quarter-zip pull over!

Q.Can I combine running/walking miles with bike/wheel miles?
A. No, the One NY Cares Challenge will allow you to log your activity by whether you submit miles that are on foot - running/walking- or on wheels -biking/wheelchair.  You may log different activities in the same day, and you will be listed on each leaderboard based on the activity you declared.  Running/walking miles are only shown on the Running/Walking Leaderboard for each distance.  Bike/Wheeled miles are only displayed on the Biking/Wheeling Leaderboard for each distance.  Running and biking miles are not allowed to be combined together to complete a distance.  You may, however, compete at one distance while on foot, and at another distance while biking.  You will be able to choose your options on your daily submission dashboard in your leaderboard account.

Simply put: we have two (2) submission categories only. 1. Run/walking and 2. cycling/wheel. They will have separate maps but you only need to register for one distance.

Example, if you register for the 400 mile category, you will be responsible for completing either 400 miles on foot run/walking or 400 miles on the bike. They will NOT add together. It's certainly possible that you may do 250 on the bike and 150 running and not be listed as a finisher.


Worldwide Event:

As we all know, New York has some of the best scenery during fall months. This is your chance to virtually see some fall foliage in New York State! Our original event had 12,762 participants that came from ALL 50 states and even 28 countries!



One NY Cares has partnered with several of New York State's non-profits (501C-3) to help raise awareness and funds during this industry crippling pandemic. We ask you to look into each group and chose to represent the one that you're most passionate about.


  • Cazenovia Childrens House - Chilly Chili 5k
  • Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • It's About Childhood & Family 
  • Powerful Paws Animal Rescue
  • Paige's Butterfly Run
  • Rescue Mission
  • Thrive To Survive
  • Charity for Children
  • Step Up 4 Kids - McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center
  • Jim Dooley Center for Learning
  • Burn Foundation of CNY
  • Second Chance Animal Rescue
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Mountain Goat Foundation
  • Friends of Strong 
  • CF Team Natalie, Ltd
  • JMB Kidz Inc.
  • New York Run for the Fallen
  • GiGi's Playhouse
  • ALS Association Upstate New York
  • Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga
  • Sparrow’s Nest
  • Hornell Area Family YMCA
  • ACR Health
  • Hope Foundation of Binghamton
  • Richfield Springs Youth Ministry Corp.
  • The Friends of the North Syracuse Early Education Program (FNSEEP)
  • Upstate Underdog Rescue
  • The Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services
  • Two Brothers' Light
  • Eastwood Neighborhood Association
  • Christopher A. Taddeo Memorial Scholarship
  • Abraham House
  • Girls on the Run - Capital Region
  • GO ART!, the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY
  • Fetch A Friend Rescue
  • Shen Track Club
  • Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project
  • YMCA of Central New York
  • On My Team16
  • EDD Adaptive Sports
  • Central New York Veterans Recognition Foundation (CNYVRF)
  • The Outer Loop Theater Experience
  • Danielle House
  • NYS FFA Leadership Training Foundation, inc.
  • Beautiful People
  • Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America
  • 4 Pet Sake Food Pantry Inc.
  • In My Fathers Kitchen 
  • Waterloo Library & Historical Society
  • Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation 
  • Advocates, Incorporated
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Guthrie Hospice
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center- Fred’s Team
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Port Chester Carver Center
  • The KEYS Program
  • Hope for Heather
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
  • Salt City Road Warriors (SCRW)
  • Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, & Ulster
  • Frederick Leighton Elementary Home & School Association
  • The Ogdensburg Snackpack Program
  • Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County
  • The CF Foundation
  • Helio Health
  • Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc.
  • David's Refuge
  • RMHC of the Capital Region
  • Food Bank of Central New York
  • AccessCNY
  • Heart of the Catskills Humane Society
  • Watervliet Civic Chest, Inc.
  • CNY Glitter Gala
  • Watch Us Change Us
  • Chautauqua Safety Village
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace NY - Auburn
  • ProLiteracy Worldwide
  • Eye Got This
  • COCOA House (Children of Our Community Open to Achievement)
  • Baden Street Settlement
  • Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha (HBCCC)
  • Hart Comfort House
  • Willow's Wings Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
  • Spectrum Warriors, Inc.
  • Rescue Pit
  • Kelberman Center
  • A Magical Journey Thru Stages
  • Special Olympics NY
  • CREATE Community Studios
  • Joseph's House for Women
  • Vera House
  • The Joshua F Sherwood Memorial Scholarship
  • Play It Foreward 518, Inc.
  • The Amanda Anna Scholarship Fund
  • EPIC- Every Person Influences Children
  • Hamilton Hill Arts Center
  • The Arc Otsego
  • Emergency Shelter Partnership
  • Hope Dealers BTC, Inc.
  • Celebrate Life Half Marathon
  • New York State Recreation and Park Society
  • Ovarian Cancer Project
  • Jonathan Cancer Fund
  • Lab Lovers Rescue
  • Classie Lassies Heat
  • Trinity Catholic School
  • Erie Canal Museum
  • United Friends of Homeless Animals
  • Central New York Diaper Bank
  • Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund
  • Jowonio School
  • New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc.
  • Griffins Guardian
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of CNY
  • Arc Herkimer
  • The Foundation for Noyes Health
  • Fayetteville Manlius A Better Chance (FMABC)
  • Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County
  • Arnot Art Museum
  • Seward House Museum
  • Dutchess County Pride Center  
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • ABC Cayuga - Play Space
  • Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc.

*100% of all donations will go directly to to the aforementioned charities. $10 per entrant on each team will go to that charity.*

*If you are associated with a New York based non-profit 501C-3 and would like to partner with us, please email

Team Component


Unlike the original One NY Challenge event, participants will not have the ability to create their own team. Instead, participants will be encouraged to join a non-profit partner to support and compete for! For every participant a charity team receives, we'll donate $10 back.

For a list of charities we will support, please click here

If you are part of a non-profit (501C-3) and are interested in partnering with us, please email



All participants will receive a large One NY Cares challenge finisher medal and a men's/women's quarter zip prior to the challenge ending in December.

What Counts for your distance?

There will be two divisions in the fall challenge:

1. Running / walking with the intent of exercise. This includes running, walking, hiking and steps received while working out. This does not include daily steps like cleaning or doing your dishes.

2. Cycling, wheelchair and hand-crank. No powered devices allowed.

Challenge Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Challenge, click the button below.

Join a Team Now and We'll Donate $10 Back to Them!

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