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NYRR Youth Running Series

We're thrilled to launch the NYRR Youth Running Series, a brand-new initiative designed just for middle school kids (grades 6-8) with events throughout the school year! 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 run with their age and gender group, and all races are timed and scored.

The series kicks off with five awesome fall cross country races, each one part of an existing adult event:

You can register your child now through My NYRR at a cost of just $10 per race which includes a race T-shirt for the youth events too.

During the winter, the NYRR Youth Running Series moves to the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory for a series of indoor track meets. In the spring we move back outside for a series of road mile races. Stay tuned for winter and spring dates, details, and registration.

How to Register Your Child

You can register your child now through My NYRR at a cost of just $10 per race for fall cross country. All children must be registered through My NYRR by a parent or guardian.

If you don't have a My NYRR account, visit My NYRR to create one. Once you've created your account and logged in, select “My Kids” from the menu on the left. Then click “Information” from the drop-down menu. Fill in your child’s information, then click save. To add multiple children, click “Add New Kid."

To register your child/ren for NYRR Youth Running Series races, select “Races and Registration” from the menu on the left. Scroll down the list of available races and find the race(s) you want to register your child(ren) to run. Click “Add to Cart” for each selection, then click “Checkout Now” on the right and fill in your billing information to complete the process.


NYRR deeply appreciates the generosity of the donors who have supplied the seed funding for this new program, which will provide running events year-round for kids in New York City.

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Youth and Schools