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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

Let's Move! Active Schools

Let’s Move! Active Schools makes it easier for schools to create an active school environment.

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!


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

  • 10/01 – Young Runners program is no longer accepting applications for the fall season
  • 08/01 – Young Runners Application is Open
  • 12/22 – Young Runners Application Closed

Let's Move! Active Schools

Let’s Move! Active Schools makes it easier for schools to create an active school environment.

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.


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

Free NYRR Wheelchair Training Program

Youth ages 7-21 are invited to learn about the fundamentals of wheelchair racing, including proper control, pushing, and track rules.

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.

Youth Jamborees

These free one-day wellness events combine track and field events with a family health fair. Kids in grades K-12 are invited to enjoy activities including sprints, relays, long jump, and shot put.

New York Road Runners Mission