Young Runners Program Guide

Use this program guide to kick off your Young Runners program, troubleshoot problems, and access supplementary resources. Follow the instructions step by step or skip to the relevant sections.

Program Details

Getting Started

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!

Set Up

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

Program Maintenance

A coach is the heart of each Young Runners team. Read on to ensure student success by managing your team well. 

Practice Sessions

Time to start running! This section has guidelines and tips--from planing the first practice to keeping students motivated at the year's end.

Races And Events

Read NYRR's event policy so your Young Runners can take advantage of free events throughout the school year.

Youth and Schools