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Rising New York Road Runners at Fred Lebow Cross Country Championships


It's time for championship cross country in Van Cortlandt Park! Come on out to the Bronx for the final cross country event of the season. This free event is open to boys and girls of all ages and ability levels. All stages will participate in skill-appropriate activities before a cross country run.

Event hashtag: #RisingNYRR—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact [email protected].

Stage Ages Event Type Register If...
1 2 to 10 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.
2 8 to 18 Non-competitive
Untimed medium distances
Fitness activities
Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.
3 12 to 18 Competitive
Timed longer distances
Fitness activities
Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.



Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.



Event Start Time Distance
All Stages—Activities Open 8:30 a.m.  
Stage 2 Girls 9:00 a.m. 1 mile
Stage 2 Boys 9:15 a.m. 1 mile
All Stages—Activities Close 9:30 a.m.  
Stage 3 Girls 12-13 9:30 a.m. 1.5 miles
Stage 1 Boys and Girls Dashes 9:40 a.m. Varies by age
Stage 3 Boys 12-13 9:50 a.m. 1.5 miles
Stage 3 Girls 14-18 10:10 a.m. 1.5 miles
Stage 3 Boys 14-18 10:30 a.m. 1.5 miles



This event's activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include:

  • Balance Buddies: Balance on a floor line, tape, or low balance beam with a partner
  • 3-3- 3 Acceleration: Practice acceleration in this game to gain speed
  • Helicopter: Practice jumping and timing skills for improved coordination
  • Volcanoes and Craters: Work with team to flip cones in certain pattern while timed

Course Info

View the course map to see the layout of the activities area and the race courses.

Entry Fees

All Participants

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include a timing tag for Stage 3) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 11, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Please note: T-shirts will be available for pickup on event day only, and T-shirt sizes are subject to availability.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | FAQs

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.


All finishers will receive a medal. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:30am

Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx

Various Distances

Download Course Map (PDF)

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3


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Sponsored By:

Premier Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners
Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners


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