Youth Running Series

Get Fit For Free This Fall

Sign your kids up for our exciting series of fall cross country 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 kids with events throughout the school year. This fall we are offering four free cross country races. The races offer kid-friendly distances ranging from 1 to 1.5 miles and are perfect for youngsters of all fitness levels. Kids typically run with their age group and gender. Our cross country races are timed and scored and every participant goes home with an awesome souvenir plus a ribbon or medal.

Fall Cross Country Races

NYRR Youth Running Series at Kurt Steiner Cross Country

September 18, 10:30 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park – 1 mile


NYRR Youth Running Series at Harry Murphy Cross Country

October 2, 10:30 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park – 1 mile


NYRR Youth Running Series at Silver Lake Park

October 8, 10:30 a.m.

Silver Lake Park – 1 mile

Location changed from Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Park to Silver Lake Park, less than one mile away.


NYRR Youth Running Series at Fred Lebow Cross Country

November 20, 9:00 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park – 1.5 miles


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.