This year the Seward park Young Runners participated in the Youth Cross Country Invitational and the Jingle Bell Jog, two of the events held by the New York Road Runners, where competitive New Design Students were thrill to run. The New York Road Runners is running organization that seeks to improve community health and well being by creating youth programs for schools all over New York City. Mark, a teacher at NDHS took the initiative to bring attention to a group of students who were willing to compete with other runners. In preparation for this event, students met every Tuesday and Thursday at the track with their coach Danny Gonzales and Mark, who prepared them mentally and physically. Their hard work and strength earned them awards and motivated them to keep running.