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Youth Jamborees

The NYRR Youth Jamborees presented by Tata Consultancy Services are an excellent place to learn about track and field. These free, day-long events are held two times a year in premier New York City athletic facilities, including the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in upper Manhattan and Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island. Children of all ages can participate in running, jumping, or throwing events—no experience necessary!

News and Updates

The next NYRR Youth Jamboree presented by Tata Consultancy Services will be held on October 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory. View a schedule of events for the fall Jamboree.

Check out our coverage from the spring NYRR Youth Jamboree presented by Tata Consultancy Services, including a recap and photo galleries.

Jamboree Details

Organization and Schedule

Youth Jamborees are divided by grade:

  • Pre-Kindergarten (minimum age of 4 years old)
  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade
  • 4th and 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th and 8th Grade
  • High School (see schedule for specific events)

Jamborees are split into two sessions:

  • Grades Pre-K through 5: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Grades 6 and older: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Please register in advance through My NYRR. At this time, event-day registration is not available.


Upon completion of their race or field event, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers receive ribbons corresponding to their place. All other finishers will receive participant ribbons.

What to Wear

Youth participants should wear clothes comfortable to run in, such as shorts or sweatpants, T-shirts, and sneakers. They will be provided a T-shirt at registration which they can wear that day. Spikes are NOT allowed.


There is a free parking lot located right outside Icahn Stadium. At the Armory, street parking near the facility may be difficult to find and may require paying for a meter. A good option is Riverside Drive just south of 165th Street. Private paid parking is at 165th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. Unfortunately, we cannot provide reimbursement for parking.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to many common questions about the NYRR Youth Jamboree Presented by Tata Consultancy Services can be found in our Jamboree FAQ page.

More Information

For more information, contact us at or 855.569.6977.


NYRR partners with the Armory Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services in staging these events.

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