The 13th annual Japan Run brought over 4,400 runners to Central Park on a soggy Mother's Day morning.
- Youth Races – Stage 1
This race has been cancelled. For more information, visit our FAQ page.
Bring your kids out to Central Park for a run and an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture! This event is open to Stage 1 participants and will feature short dash races on the 72nd Street Transverse, with distances based on age.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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.|
|Stage 1 Boys and Girls||9:00 a.m.||Varies by age|
Numbers may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Saturday, May 2, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, May 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 9, 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 are available on event day from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the registration area. T-shirts, the souvenir for this event, are available for pickup on race day only at Number Pickup and are subject to availability.
Short dash races will start at 9:00 a.m. on the 72nd Street Transverse.
All participants will receive a ribbon at the finish line.