Rising New York Road Runners at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K- Stage 1

  • Youth
  • Youth Races – Stage 1


Attention, runners: Read important information from the MTA on planned service changes for the weekend of the Rising New York Road Runners at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K.

Cap off the summer by joining us in Harlem for kids’ dashes and sprints. This event is open to Stage 1 participants (ages 2–11) of all ability levels and is part of Harlem Week, a celebration of the past, present, and future of this amazing neighborhood.


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...
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.


Event Start Time Distance
Stage 1 Boys and Girls 10:15 a.m.. Various Distances

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.

Course Info

Races will consist of short runs of age-appropriate distances. Participants should line up for their run on St. Nicholas Avenue north of West 136th Street by 10:00 a.m.

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:

  • Sunday, August 18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from 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 on site at number pickup at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at West 135th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.

New Balance T-shirts, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on site on race day only. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability.


All finishers will receive a ribbon.

Guidelines and Procedures

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