Concern Worldwide US has issued an open invitation to runners and walkers for their hugely successful annual Spring Run, at Central Park, on April 7.

The international humanitarian organization, Concern Worldwide U.S., is putting out a call for runners, walkers, and teams to participate its 20th annual Spring Run. Nearly 1,000 people are expected to take to Central Park on Saturday, April 7th at 9:30am for the celebrated 4-mile run or walk.  The goal of the event is to raise awareness, and much-needed funds to support Concern's work with some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. This year, the Spring Run will feature its first-ever kid’s dash before the race.

The 20th year of this event corresponds with the global organization’s 50th anniversary, bringing additional significance to what is already a truly empowering, inspiring experience.  The Spring Run has raised millions for communities in need around the world – from Haiti to some of the hardest to reach places in Africa, the Middle East, South and Central Asia, even the Korean peninsula. The event started as a friendly competition between bar and pub owners seeking to raise money for Concern. Two decades later, it has grown into a huge, family-friendly event that attracts runners and walkers of all stripes.

Year after year the event has raised at least $100,000 thanks to its participants, who have not just gained a morning of exercise and fun; they’ve helped Concern save and change millions of lives.  Given the added importance of this year’s event, the organizers issuing a renewed appeal for more runners and walkers, young and old, to help double that total and double the impact.

The 2018 Concern Spring Run kicks off on Saturday, April 7 at 9:30am at 102nd Street and East Drive. The race is open to individuals and friends, corporate teams, and bar teams. Registration is currently open, with an entry fee of $45 right now, $50 on race day. Registration for the kid’s dash is $5 and only available on the day of the event. For more information, visit

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Concern Worldwide US ( is a non-governmental, international humanitarian aid organization dedicated to reducing suffering and working toward the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty. With nearly 4,000 highly skilled and committed staff, Concern has an on-the-ground presence in 26 of the world’s poorest countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Together, with those communities, Concern saves lives every day through emergency response programs and longer-term solutions including health and nutrition, climate resilience and disaster risk reduction, as well as primary education, water and sanitation, and livelihoods support.