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 three times a year in premier New York City athletic facilities, including the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in upper Manhattan and the Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island. Children of all ages can participate in running, jumping, or throwing events--no experience necessary!
The next NYRR Youth Jamboree presented Tata Consultancy Services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory.
Full details, including the schedule and how to register, are posted on the race page.
Youth Jamborees are divided by grade:
Jamborees are split into two sessions:
Subject to demand, on the day of the Jamboree, registration forms will be available for parents to complete if they have not pre-registered their child(ren). Teams must have all forms filled out with parent/guardian signatures prior to coming to the registration table. Coaches' signatures will not be accepted under any circumstances.
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.
Youth participants should wear clothes comfortable to run in: 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.
Results from previous Youth Jamborees can be found here:
The answers to many common questions about the Youth Jamboree can be found in our FAQ.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 758-9675.