Last summer, I applied for the Foot Locker 5 Borough Challenge (FL5BC). I didn’t think I would be selected so figured there was no harm in applying – I did it on a whim without even telling my husband or family members…A few weeks later, I found out that I made it through the first round of applications and had a phone interview with several members of NYRR and Foot Locker as part of round 2. A week later I was sitting in Foot Locker’s headquarters in NYC for a face-to-face interview (final round of applications). Then, sometime in early August, I got a phone call and was told I was selected to represent my home borough – Staten Island.
Participating in the FL5BC was the highlight of my running career – I’m not sure if anything is even going to come close to comparing to my whole experience. If you are a resident of NYC and planning/training to run within the window of time (3:30 – 4:00), I would seriously recommend applying to participate this year – you will NOT regret it.