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.
NYRR is no longer accepting applications for the Developmental Track & Field Series.
For help with coaching and training, check out Running Start’s track & field training plans.
Welcome to Young Runners--read on to see what's coming in your start-up or renewal kit to kick off a great year of running!
In our experience, thorough preparation leads to engaged students, inspired coaches, enthusiastic administrators, and successful programs.
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.
Look here for coaching tips to teach running fundamentals, as well as games that enliven practices while honing skills.
Show team spirit by getting team shirts and your runners will look as sharp as they run.
NYRR celebrates coaches and teams with annual awards that recognize the effort you devote to youth health and fitness.