Rising New York Road Runners youth events are 100% free and are organized into three stages based on the physical activity level of the participant. This structure places boys and girls into events most appropriate for their skill level.
These youth events are a combination of fitness activities and structured running. Our goal is to give boys and girls the most fun and best experience, so they want to continue to be active for the rest of their lives.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how the events are structured:
|Level||Ages||Event Types||Register If...|
|Stage 1||2 to 10||
Untimed shorter distances
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.
|Stage 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 3||12 to 18||
Timed longer distances
Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.
If you need help determining your child's stage, please contact [email protected].
See below for a list of Rising New York Road Runners events, and visit the event pages to register your child for that event. Plan ahead for event day and read our Child Claim Instructions.
|Date||Rising New York Road Runners Event||Stages Offered|
|Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|Sunday, May 13||at Japan Run||✓|
|Saturday, May 19||at the Popular Brooklyn Half||✓||✓|
|Sunday, June 3||at the Italy Run by Ferrero||✓|
|Saturday, June 9||at the NYRR New York Mini 10K||✓|
|Saturday, June 16||at the NYRR Queens 10K||✓|
|Sunday, June 24||Kids' Races at the Achilles Hope & Possibility (4M) with Rising New York Road Runners||✓|
|Tuesday, Aug. 7||Jamboree Presented by Tata Consultancy Services (Summer)||✓||✓|
|Sunday, Aug. 19||at the France Run||✓|
|Sunday, Sept. 16||at Kurt Steiner Cross Country||✓||✓||✓|
|Sunday, Sept. 30||at the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile||✓||✓|
|Sunday, Oct. 7||at Harry Murphy Cross Country||✓||✓||✓|
|Saturday, Oct. 13||at Clove Lakes Park||✓||✓||✓|
|Sunday, Nov. 18||at the Fred Lebow Cross Country Championships||✓||✓||✓|
|Sunday, Nov. 18||at the Race to Deliver||✓|
|Saturday, Dec. 1||at the Jingle Bell Jog||✓||✓||✓|