- Youth Races – Stage 1
- Cross Country
Join us in the Bronx for fun, free fitness games and cross country runs in Van Cortlandt Park! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages and ability levels, so bring out the whole family to get active. All stages will participate in skill-appropriate activities before a cross country run.
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@example.com.
|Stage||Ages||Event Type||Register If...|
|1||2 to 11||
Untimed shorter distances
|Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.|
|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.|
|Stage 3 Boys and Girls||10:00 a.m.||1.5 miles|
|Activities open (all ages)||10:00 a.m.|
|Stage 2 Girls start||10:30 a.m.||1 mile|
|Stage 1 Boys and Girls dashes||10:30 a.m.||Various Distances|
|Stage 2 Boys start||10:35 a.m.||1 mile|
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.
This event's activities begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include:
- Stepping Stones: Participants work on balance by hopping from spot to spot.
- Shuttle Relays: 50-meter relays where participants practice speed and coordination.
- Beanbag Toss: Participants toss beanbags at targets to improve throwing strength and technique.
- Fitness Tag: Participants play tag while completing fitness challenges.
- Day at the Zoo: Participants practice fundamental movement skills by imitating animal movements.
- Foot Fire: Participants undergo footwork drills to improve speed and coordination.
- Hoop Target Practice: Participants toss beanbags into targets to improve throwing strength and technique.
- Mission Possible: Participants undergo team challenges to complete a mission.
- Red Light, Green Light: Participants run varying speeds according the colors of traffic lights.
- Obstacle Course: Participants run, jump, climb, and hop through a course of various challenges.
Numbers may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Sunday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, September 14, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your 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 6:15 to 7:00 a.m at Number Pick-up. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.
New Balance water bottles, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on site on race day only.
All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.