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Rising New York Road Runners at the Italy Run by Ferrero


For the first time, your boys and girls are invited to Central Park to celebrate Italy at Rising New York Road Runners at Italy Run by Ferrero. This event is open to Stage 1 participants (ages 2-10) of all ability levels and will feature fitness activities followed by age-appropriate runs. It's a fun way to introduce your kids to the culture of Italy while getting them moving!

Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #ItalyRunNYC—use them in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact

Stage Ages Event Type Register If...
1 2 to 10 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.


Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.

Stage 1*

*Stage is sold out.


Event Start Time Distance
Activities Open 9:15 a.m.  
Stage 1 Boys and Girls 9:45 a.m. Varies by age


Activities on-site will include a selection of the following:

  • Animal Run: Participants imitate running styles of animals to build coordination skills
  • Jump!: Participants jump through X’s to practice jumping skills
  • Simon Says: Participants follow leader’s directions to build coordination and balance skills
  • Tag: Classic game where participants practice running and movement skills
  • Beanbag Challenge: Teams of participants collect beanbags in a relay
  • Kick-It: Participants kick balls to teammates to build footwork skills
  • All-Aboard: Participants get teammates to designated area using balance skills
  • Track and Field Warm-Up: Staff leads participants in running drills and stretching

Kids Can Visit the Intrepid Museum for Free

On event days, your child’s Rising New York Road Runners bib will get them free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Just present your race bib at the Intrepid’s box office to receive this offer.

Course Info

Short dashes on Central Park's Center Road.

Entry Fees

All Participants

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Please note: The NYRR RUNCENTER will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Race-Day Central near the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. T-shirts, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | FAQs

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.


All finishers will receive a ribbon.


Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:15am


Various Distances

Stage 1

#RisingNYRR and #ItalyRunNYC



Sponsored By:

Title Sponsor
Premier Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners
Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners


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