The NYRR running annex is now open at 322 Columbus Avenue for Jingle Bell Jog race pickup.

We can only build the next generation of athletes by supporting coaches, educators, and fitness leaders. NYRR is committed to developing these leaders by providing tools, materials, and expertise...

Learn More About Running Start

Coaching Videos

These award-winning coaching videos will help you start a youth running team or take your coaching to the next level.

P.E. Lesson Plans

The first and only set of comprehensive lesson plans to help students make running fun while developing important movement skills.

Training Plans

Turnkey plans to help you organize and structure practices for a variety of distances.


This free youth running program gets kids moving during the school day. They earn rewards as they rack up the miles running with their classmates and teachers.

Learn More About Mighty Milers

  • 06/02 – Mighty Milers at PS 244 in Flushing Win Miles for Books Grand Prize!
  • 02/23 – Mighty Milers in the News!
  • 01/09 – Mighty Milers Registration Opens For New York City Sites

Sneaker Closet

The NYRR sneaker closet is a school year initiative that provides active participants in Young Runners and Mighty Milers with an opportunity to receive a new, pair of high-quality running sneakers.

Marathon Entry FAQs

Guaranteed entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon is available through your NYRR Mighty Milers program!

Miles For Books

Earn books for your school, the Mighty Milers way!


Introduce kids to cross country running and sportsmanship with Young Runners. They’ll learn to run distances from 1 to 4 miles while training with a coach and teammates. This free program is designed for kids at all fitness levels.

Learn More About Young Runners

The NYRR Sneaker Closet

Nominate your kids to receive free sneakers through our monthly program from October to May.

Coaching Resources

Look here for coaching tips to teach running fundamentals, as well as games that enliven practices while honing skills.

Team Gear

Show team spirit by getting team shirts and your runners will look as sharp as they run.


Short-term series and day-long events are fun ways to introduce kids to running. Whether they’re beginners who want to learn or athletes who want to enhance their skills, kids will enjoy these events, which provide team support or competition in fun settings.

Learn More About Series and Events

  • 01/09 – NYRR Millrose Games Trials
  • 09/30 – Fall Fun at the Armory
  • 08/11 – Zoom Down Fifth Avenue

NYRR Youth Track & Field Clinics

NYRR Youth Track & Field Clinics teach kids the basics of track and field with an emphasis on proper technique, good sportsmanship, and fair play.

Developmental Cross Country Series

Kids learn about the joys of cross country running and compete in borough and city meets each fall. Free for all students in grades 3-8 attending New York City public schools.

NYRR Youth Running Series

This three-season program includes cross country, indoor track, and road running, and because the races feature kid-friendly distances ranging from three-quarters of a mile to two miles, they're perfect for youngsters of all fitness levels. Kids typically run with their age and gender group, and all races are timed and scored.