Youth Events

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 11 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities

Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.

Stage 2 8 to 18
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.

Stage 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.

If you need help determining your child's stage, please contact

See below for a list of upcoming 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, March 3

at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

Sunday, March 17 at the United Airlines NYC Half  
Saturday, April 6 at Van Cortlandt Park
Saturday, May 4 at the NYRR Newport Fiesta 5K