AlertFinish out the Five-Borough Series with the NYRR Staten Island Half on October 8. The race is nearing capacity, so sign up today.

 

Youth Events

Rising New York Road Runners youth events are 100% free and are organized into three stages based on the physical activity level of the participant. This structure places boys and girls into events most appropriate for their skill level.

These youth events are also developed with the principles of physical literacy and long-term athlete development in mind. Our goal is to give boys and girls the most fun and best experience, so they want to continue to be active for the rest of their lives.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how the events are structured:

Level Recommended Ages Event Types Register If...
Stage 1 Ages 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.

Stage 2 Ages 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.

Stage 3 Ages 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.

See below for a list of Rising New York Road Runners events, and visit the event pages to register your child for that event. Plan ahead for event day and read our Youth Event Guidelines.


 

Date Rising New York Road Runners Event Stages Offered
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Sunday, September 17 at Kurt Steiner Cross Country X X X
Sunday, September 24 at New Balance Bronx 10 Mile X X  
Sunday, October 1 at Harry Murphy Cross Country X X X
Saturday, October 7 at Clove Lakes Park X X X
Saturday, October 28 Jamboree Presented by TCS X X  
Sunday, November 19 at Fred Lebow Cross Country Championships X X X
Sunday, November 19 at Race to Deliver X    
Saturday, December 2 at Jingle Bell Jog X X X