Rising New York Road Runners at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K - Stage 3

  • Date

    March 1, 2020
    8:00 AM
  • Location

  • Distance

  • Hashtag

    #RisingNYRR and #WashHeights5K
  • Youth
  • Youth Races – Stage 3
  • Scored


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.

Register for Stage 1

Register for Stage 2

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 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.


Event Start Time Distance
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

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:

  • 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 7:30 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.


Detailed Race Map
PDF - 0.10 MB

Detailed Route Info

The 1500-meter Stage 2 and 3 heats: Start at Fort Washington Avenue near West 173rd Street and run north to the turnaround at West 181st Street. The finish line will be on Fort Washington Avenue near West 172nd Street.


All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.

Guidelines and Procedures

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