One Boy, Taking One Million Steps, Raising One Dollar for Each Step & Bringing Warmth to Children

Nikolas Toocheck ran his first 5k when he was only five years old, mostly on the shoulders of his dad.  At age six, he ran his first race solely on his own two feet and hasn’t stopped running since!  Now at age nine, he has completed over 80 racing events with distances spanning from 1 mile to a half marathon (13.1 miles).  His goal is to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents – and he may very well be the youngest runner to accomplish this!  

Nikolas has launched his very own philanthropic campaign called “Running the World for Children.”  This campaign will raise money for Operation Warm to provide new winter coats to children in need.  Learn more about Nikolas’ story and support his efforts by sponsoring some of his steps by clicking here.

Follow Nikolas’ progress on Facebook

Related Articles

2016 - 2017 Operation Warm coat season a look back

A Look Back at Winter 2016 – 2017: A Season of Warmth

Thanks to our partners, supporters and staff who helped Operation Warm give hundreds of thousands of new coats to children in need across the United States this past winter season,…

Read More

Operation Warm Awarded Generous Grant from the EQT Foundation

Thanks to a generous grant from the EQT Foundation, Operation Warm was able to provide brand new coats to 1,250 children from several counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania this winter. Children…

Read More

Stay Connected