- Youth Races – Stage 1
Get the 2020 Rising New York Road Runners event season started in vibrant Washington Heights! Boys and girls of all ages and ability levels are invited to run. Sign up to be part of the fun, which includes musical performances from salsa, blues, and Irish folk musicians on course. Register to take part in a day of enjoyment for the whole family.
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 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.|
|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||8:00 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 2 Boys and Girls||8:00 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 1 Boys and Girls||10:15 a.m.||Varies by age|
Start Times for Stage 1
All start times are approximate.
|Age 2||10:15 a.m.|
|Ages 3-4||10:25 a.m.|
|Ages 5-6||10:35 a.m.|
|Ages 7-8||10:45 a.m.|
|Ages 9-11||10:55 a.m.|
Numbers may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 22, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, February 23 1, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, February 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, February 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, February 29, 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 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m on the 3rd floor of the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue (at West 168th Street). Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.
The souvenir headband for this event will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and is subject to availability.
Stage 1 heats will take place on Fort Washington Avenue; check back closer to race day for more information.
All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.