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Young Runners News and Updates

Check here regularly for the latest news from Young Runners and you’ll never miss out on giveaways, grants, and other special promotions for your program. We’ll also feature Young Runners in the news and tips from fellow coaches, while we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know to keep your program running smoothly.


June 16th, 2015

Young Runners Championship

The 2015 Young Runner's Championship took place on Tuesday, June 16th at Icahn Stadium. Dark clouds lingered high above the stadium, but that did not stop the kids from shining their brighest. After a beautfiul rendition of the National Anthem from Natalie Dalm, the Young Runners headed to the starting line for the 5K race. After just over 17-minutes, the first boy crossed the finish line. This outstanding perfomance set the tone for the rest of the activites. Runners also competed in a 1-mile race and the Rosenberg Can Do Anything Two Mile Invitational Run. Check out some of the great action from the event!

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October 13th, 2014

Our New Sneaker Closet

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new sneaker closet. If you have Young Runners students who need sneakers, learn how you might be able to get them through NYRR. More details here.

October 1st, 2014

Fall Fun at the Armory for Young Runners

Join thousands of kids at the free NYRR Youth Jamboree presented by Tata Consultancy Services on Saturday, October 25. At this fun kickoff to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon, kids get to try their best at sprints, jumps and throws. Learn more and pre-register today!

September 12th, 2014

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!

March 21st, 2014

Help Us Improve Young Runners

Coaches, please help us improve Young Runners by providing feedback on your experiences. Click here to submit a suggestion or give your opinion; it's anonymous and will be invaluable to making the program work best for coaches and kids: Young Runners feedback

November 1st, 2013

Run with Champions 2013 Cancelled

Due to inclement weather and our concern for student safety, Run with Champions, scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013 in Central Park, has been cancelled. T-shirts and medals will be mailed to schools in mid-November.

October 16th, 2013

Bring the Marathon to Your Classroom

With the help of these fun lessons based on the ING New York City Marathon, you can use your Young Runners love of running to teach other subjects like math, problem solving, public speaking, and more. Plan the activities between October 28 and November 1 and your kids will enjoy the race on November 3rd even more.

NYRR February 11th, 2013

Can You Help Us Out?

NYRR is about to launch a new running curriculum for elementary school P.E. teachers and we'd love to get your feedback on it. Test the P.E. Lessons with your students and fill out a review form for the chance to win $100 gift cards from DonorsChoose. Learn more

NYRR February 5th, 2013

Young Runners Rock the Gridiron

Coach Nicoletta Nerangis and Young Runners from PS 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn had a blast at the NYRR Gridiron Classic 4-Miler. It was a cold day but students rejoiced over PRs in the morning and and later on that evening too, since most were rooting for the Baltimore Ravens to earn Superbowl glory in 2013. 

NYRR October 18th, 2012

Kids Run the Nation Grants

Applications for Kids Run the Nation grants have been extended to October 31, 2012. Need funds to support a youth running event or some other special project for your Young Runners? Apply today!

NYRR August 26th, 2012

Summer Running Camp

Welcome Back! Tweny-six Young Runners returned from The Running Camp in Swan Lake, NY where they spent a week working on form, speed, cross training, and more, alongside kids from across the tri-state area. Summer camp scholarships will open again in the spring of 2013.



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