Rising New York Road Runners at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile-Stages 2 & 3

  • Date

    September 8, 2019
    12:55 PM
  • Location

  • Distance

    1 Mile
  • Hashtag

    #RisingNYRR and #NB5thAveMile
  • Youth
  • Youth Races – Stage 2
  • Youth Races – Stage 3


It's not only world-class professional athlete fields that get to race down 20 city blocks, as kids aged 8 to 18 also get to take part in the fun at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. This event features short-distance runs for Stage 1 runners, with one-mile runs for Stage 2 and Stage 3 participants.

For the first time in event history, all youth participants in this event will run free of charge.

Register for Stage 1

Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #NB5thAveMile—use them in your tweets and Instagram posts!


Please note: All Stage 2 and 3 participants will run a timed mile at this event. If your child under the age of 11 is not ready to compete in a timed event, please register them for Stage 1

The chart below is a guide to the stages available at Rising New York Road Runners events. As noted above, Stage 2 competitors will be timed for 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...
1 2 to 11 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.
2 8 to 18 Non-competitive
Untimed medium distances
Fitness activities
Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.
3 12 to 18 Competitive
Timed longer distances
Fitness activities
Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.


Stage Age Start Time
Stage 1  11:25 a.m. 
Stage 1   3-4  11:30 a.m. 
Stage 1   5-6  11:35 a.m. 
Stage 1   7-8  11:40 a.m. 
Stage 1   9-11  11:45 a.m. 
Wheelchairs  All Ages  11:55 a.m. 
Stage  2 and 3 8-18  12:55 p.m. 

Details of the Day

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.

Race Number Pickup

Numbers may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates. Please note: The NYRR RUNCENTER will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

  • Saturday, August 24, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 7, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your 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. Please note: New Balance baseball caps, the souvenir for this event, are subject to availability and are only available for pickup on-site on race day.

On event day, number and souvenir pickup will take place on the west side of 5th Avenue between 81st Street and 82nd Street from 6:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Detailed Route Info

The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south, and you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark.

First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.

Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.

Third quarter-mile (to 65th Street): There's another gentle downhill in this segment.

Fourth quarter-mile (to 60th Street): The final five blocks are on a flat surface.


All participants will receive a finisher ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 will receive podium awards.

Guidelines and Procedures

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