Youth

It's never too early to build confidence and motivation that lasts a lifetime.

Rising New York Road Runners is designed to develop movement skills in kids of all ages, and abilities, through a mix of running and fitness activities. Here, kids build confidence, gain motivation, and fuel their desire to stay active.

Rising New York Road Runners is free and available to schools, community centers, and after-school programs in NYC and nationwide.

Applications for enrollment are now open. Apply now!

Learn More about Rising New York Road Runners and our commitment to youth.

 
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Rising New York Road Runners Events

Our Rising New York Road Runners events combine structured running with fitness activities to give kids a fun and rewarding experience, so they want to continue to be active for the rest of their lives.

Teaching Resources

Pre-Run Breathing

A warm-up activity that focuses and energizes kids, reminds them to breathe consistently, and helps them breathe better.

Squats

A strength training exercise for the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and core.

Youth Initiatives

Youth Photos & Stories

Jenny Simpson and Suri, a Rising New York Road Runners Youth Ambassador, at the NYRR RUNCENTER
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When Suri Met Jenny: A Q&A

Can Jenny Simpson outrun a buffalo in a one-mile race? Learn the answer to that question and more in this Q&A with Suri, a Rising New York Road Runners Youth Ambassador, hosted at the NYRR RUNCENTER.

Youth Sponsors

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