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 continues with five awesome indoor winter track and field meets at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights. (Please note that we recommend that kids who register for these events have some track running experience.)
In the spring we move back outside for a series of road mile races. Stay tuned for spring dates, details, and registration.
You can register your child now through The Armory's website at a cost of just $15 per meet, which includes up to three events per child. Please scroll to the bottom of each individual meet page for directions on how to register for each event.
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.