Young Runners

Young Runners uses a team-based structure to help kids learn valuable lessons about how to set goals and make activity part of their daily lives. With the help of their coaches, students learn to run distances from 1 to 6.2 miles. While physically challenging, the Young Runners program is designed for children of all fitness and athletic levels in grades 3-12.

 

NYRR provides Young Runners for free to all New York City public schools. It is also available for free to youth clubs and before- and after-school programs in underserved communities.

 


 

Tata Consultancy Services is a partner of NYRR's Young Runners program.

NEWS & UPDATES
LATEST UPDATE

New Rewards for Sites

New this year, sites can earn great rewards for reaching program milestones. Learn how you can get gift cards from Amazon, Staples, Sports Authority, and other major retailers to support your program or other site initiatives just by being in Young Runners!

Programs Details

Getting Started

Welcome to Young Runners--read on to see what's coming in your start-up kit to kick off a great year of running!

Set Up

In our experience, thorough preparation leads to engaged students, inspired coaches, enthusiastic administrators, and successful programs.

RESOURCES

Welcome to Young Runners Resources! Here you will find everything you need to keep practice fresh and fun, educate kids about eating heathfully, provide opportunities for your runners, learn how to qualify for awards, and more. 

Young Runners STRIDES Tutorials

Welcome to the Young Runners STRIDES tutorials.

Coaching

Look here for coaching tips to teach running fundamentals, as well as games that enliven practices while honing skills.

Team Gear

Show team spirit by getting team shirts and your runners will look as sharp as they run.

Youth and Schools