Due to the severe weather, the NYRR RUNCENTER will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. All RUNCENTER events, NYRR Group Training sessions, and NYRR Striders sessions scheduled for Wednesday have been cancelled. 

Rising New York Road Runners at Kurt Steiner Cross Country


Join us in the Bronx for fun, free fitness games and cross country runs in Van Cortlandt Park! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages and ability levels, so bring out the whole family to get active. All stages will participate in skill-appropriate activities before a cross country run.

Event hashtag: #RisingNYRR—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact mynyrr@nyrr.org.

Stage Ages Event Type Register If...
1 2 to 10 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.
2 8 to 18 Non-competitive
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.
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.



Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.

*Stage is nearing capacity



Event Start Time Distance
Activities Open 9:00 a.m.  
Stage 2 Girls 9:30 a.m. 1 mile
Stage 2 Boys 9:40 a.m. 1 mile
Stage 3 Girls 10:00 a.m. 1.5 miles
Stage 3 Boys 10:10 a.m. 1.5 miles
Stage 1 Girls 10:10 a.m. Varies by age
Stage 1 Boys 10:10 a.m. Varies by age



This event's activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and will include:

  • Catch and Toss: A throwing game with bean bags and hoops
  • Jump the Pond: A jumping game with marked targets
  • International Relay: An obstacle course involving teammates
  • Locomotor Traveling: An instructor-led movement game

Course Info

View the course map to see the layout of the activities area and the race courses.

Entry Fees

All Participants

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include a timing tag for Stage 3) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, September 10, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Please note: Souvenirs will be available for pickup on event day only, and souvenirs are subject to availability.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | FAQs

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.


All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:00am

Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx

Various Distances

Download Course Map (PDF)

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3




Sponsored By:

Premier Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners
Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners


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