Making A Big Impact
Rising New York Road Runners offers youth opportunities in schools, community centers, and after-school programs as well as at our free events in New York City. We serve kids nationwide of all abilities and skill levels, from pre-K through 12th grade.
How It Works
Rising New York Road Runners is designed to build fitness skills in ways that work for all kids. The activities in our program build self-assurance across all ages and abilities. Our goal: confidence, competence, and healthy attitudes toward activity that last into adulthood.
We start with the fundamentals—like hopping, jumping, skipping—then build on these skills to introduce kids to fun games that incorporate movement. The skills can be applied to running or any sport.
Rising New York Road Runners is a teacher/coach-led plan that provides the following for free. Any teacher or adult at the school, after-school program, or community center can introduce and lead Rising New York Road Runners with the approval of the principal or director.
- Customizable digital tools and resources
- Research-based lesson plans that align with SHAPE America National Standards
- Admission to world-class events for NYC sites
- Rewards for youth participants upon reaching milestones
- Incentives, support, and training for adults leading the program
In 2017-2018 New York Road Runners served nearly 250,000 youth in more than 1,300 sites nationwide.
Bring Rising New York Road Runners to your school, community center, or after-school program. Visit our application page and sign up!
Rising New York Road Runners Stories
Get to know Rising New York Road Runners coaches, participants, and parents even better! Check out our stories to see how NYRR has made an impact.
Check out our range of free resources, including coaching videos and lesson plans.
Visit our frequently asked questions page for more information on Rising New York Road Runners, and check back soon for information on TCS New York City Marathon guaranteed entry spots for Rising New York Road Runners sites.