Youth Running Series

Get Fit For Free This Spring

Sign your kids up for our exciting series of spring races open to ages 7-18. All races are fun, easy, timed, and free to enter!

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Free youth racing for all

The New York Road Runners Youth Running Series is designed just for boys and girls ages 7 to 18 with events throughout the school year. This spring we are offering a series of road races. The races offer kid-friendly distances ranging from just under a mile to about two miles and are perfect for youngsters of all fitness levels. Participants typically run with their age group and gender. Our races are timed and scored and every runner goes home with an awesome souvenir plus a ribbon or medal.

Spring Races

NYRR Youth Run at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

March 5, 8:30 a.m.

Washington Heights – 1500m


NYRR Times Square Youth Run at the United Airlines NYC Half

March 19, 7:50 a.m.

Times Square — 1500m


NYRR Spring Youth Run

April 9, 11:15 a.m.

Central Park – 1.7 miles

Sold Out

NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half

May 20, 11:15 a.m.

Coney Island Boardwalk – 1 Mile

Sold Out

Girls’ Run at the NYRR New York Mini 10K

June 10, 7:25 a.m.

Central Park – 1.4 miles


Additional races will be announced soon!

How do I register my children?

You must be 18 or older to create a My NYRR account. If you are under 18, or if you would like to purchase a race entry for someone under 18, an adult must create an account and then register the child for each race, following these steps:

  • Sign in to My NYRR, or create a new account.

  • Select "Races and Registration" on the left-hand toolbar.

  • Click "Add to Cart" to register the child for a race.

  • Click the "I am registering for" dropdown and select "My children."

  • Click "Check Out Now” to proceed to checkout.