Before a world-class professional athlete field races down 20 city blocks, kids ages 2 to 10 can take part in the fun at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. This event features age-specific short-distance races for Stage 1 athletes of all ability levels.
Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #NB5thAveMile—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 [email protected].
|Stage||Ages||Event Type||Register If...|
|1||2 to 10||
Untimed shorter distances
|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.
*Schedule is subject to change.
|Age 2||10:00 a.m.|
|Ages 3-4||10:15 a.m.|
|Ages 5-6||10:35 a.m.|
|Ages 7-8||10:50 a.m.|
|Ages 9-10||11:05 a.m.|
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.
Check back closer to event day for a map of the activities and races.
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:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
The souvenier for this race, a New Balance hat, may only be picked up on race day.
Check back closer to event day for the location and hours of Race-Day Central.
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.
Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open opportunities at the Volunteer site.Sign Up to Volunteer
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