Have your kids ever dreamed of running through Times Square? Now is their chance! Sign them up for the Rising New York Road Runners at the United Airlines NYC Half and give them the opportunity to run nearly a mile through one of Manhattan’s most iconic landmarks. This event is open to Stage 2 and Stage 3 participants.
Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #UnitedNYCHalf—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 Help@nyrr.org.
|Stage||Ages||Event Type||Register If...|
|2||8 to 18||
Untimed medium distances
|Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.|
|3||12 to 18||
Timed longer distances
|Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.|
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.
*Stage is Near Capacity
|Boys & Girls Youth Wheelchair||7:55 a.m.||1200 meters|
|Stage 3 Girls||8:15 a.m.||1200 meters|
|Stage 3 Boys||8:35 a.m.||1200 meters|
|Stage 2 Girls||8:55 a.m.||1200 meters|
|Stage 2 Boys||9:15 a.m.||1200 meters|
All heat times are subject to change. If you are interested in registering your child for the Youth Wheelchair heat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
This event will consist of a 1200 meter out and back on 7th Avenue starting and finishing at 47th Street with a turnaround at 54th Street.
Number pickup will be available at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance. Pickup will be available on the following dates:
Check back closer to event day for a schedule of pickup hours. 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 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. New Balance pom-pom hats, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.
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 medal. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.