- Youth Races – Stage 2
Please note: The start time for this event has changed to 8:30 a.m.
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 through one of Manhattan’s most iconic landmarks. This event is open to Stage 2 and Stage 3 participants.
If you are interested in registering your child for the Youth Wheelchair heat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why Run with Rising New York Road Runners?
Rising New York Road Runners events are designed to be fun, inclusive, and an opportunity for our youth to see what they are capable of. Events are a combination of traditional running and fun movement activities—both of which are adaptable to meet your child’s needs. Registration for all Rising New York Road Runners events is completely free and made possible by the generosity of our community.
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...|
|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.|
|Boys & Girls Youth Wheelchair||7:50 a.m.||1500m|
|Stage 3 Boys & Girls||8:05 a.m.||1500m|
|Stage 2 Girls||8:30 a.m.||1500m|
|Stage 2 Boys||8:45 a.m.||1500m|
Number pickup will be available at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan. Pickup will be available on the following dates:
- Thursday, March 12: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 15: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 14: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 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 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. New Balance winter hats, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.
This is an out and back route on Seventh Avenue starting just north of 44th Street, turnaround point at 54th Street to finish back at 44th Street and the east side of Seventh Avenue.
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.