- Youth Races – Stage 1
Join us on Randall’s Island at Icahn Stadium, home of some of New York City's premier running events, for track and field action! We’ll have fun games, activities, and running events that your kids will love. This event is open to Stage 1 and 2 participants (ages 2-18) and is a perfect way to introduce boys and girls to the world of track and field.
Check back closer to event day for the schedule of events and the map of the event area.
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.|
Stage 1 events will take place in the morning, and Stage 2 events will take place in the afternoon.
|Stage 1 Boys and Girls||9:00 a.m.||Varies by age|
|Stage 2 Boys and Girls||12:30 p.m.||Varies by age|
This event will include the following activities:
For all ages:
- Hip-Hop Dance
- Cheer Signs/Arts & Crafts
- Selfie Station
For ages 2-4
- Shop and Dash: Athletes complete timed runs between stations while collecting objects that teach participants how to build a healthy meal.
- Egg in Spoon: Athletes balance an egg-shaped object on a spoon while navigating a course to practice balance and coordination.
- Bean Bag Toss: Athletes toss beanbags of various weights into hoops to practice throwing techniques.
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
Numbers may be picked up on-site on event day only from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your New Balance t-shirt. Souvenirs for this event will be available for pickup on-site on event day only at Number Pickup and are subject to availability.
All finishers will receive a ribbon.