Young Runners News and Updates

Check here regularly for the latest news from Young Runners and you’ll never miss out on giveaways, grants, and other special promotions for your program. We’ll also feature Young Runners in the news and tips from fellow coaches, while we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know to keep your program running smoothly.


April 6th, 2017

Applications for Rising New York Road Runners Open in May

We're launching a new comprehensive youth running program so that we can reach more kids more effectively during the 2017-18 school year. Read our Rising New York Road Runners FAQ page to learn more.

Rising New York Road Runners FAQ

October 1st, 2016

Young Runners program is no longer accepting applications for the fall season

The Young Runners program is no longer accepting applications for the fall season. All additional applications will be placed on a waiting list with the possibility of entry for the spring season. Please submit an application through our online program management platform, STRIDES to be considered for the waitlist. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.

June 16th, 2015

Young Runners Championship

The 2015 Young Runner's Championship took place on Tuesday, June 16th at Icahn Stadium. Dark clouds lingered high above the stadium, but that did not stop the kids from shining their brighest. After a beautfiul rendition of the National Anthem from Natalie Dalm, the Young Runners headed to the starting line for the 5K race. After just over 17-minutes, the first boy crossed the finish line. This outstanding perfomance set the tone for the rest of the activites. Runners also competed in a 1-mile race and the Rosenberg Can Do Anything Two Mile Invitational Run. Check out some of the great action from the event!

Photo Gallery

June 17th, 2015

Young Runners Spring Registration Is Closed

Registration for the spring season of Young Runners is closed, check back soon for Fall 2015 registration information.

NYRR November 24th, 2014

Going the Extra Mile at MS 293M

As Young Runners at MS 293M City College Academy for the Arts geared up for their first timed mile challenge of the year, classmates lined the road to cheer them on every step of the way.

Have you captured an amazing moment on camera? E-mail your site coordinator a photo, for a chance to be featured on the website.

November 17th, 2014

Young Runners STRIDES tutorials are now available on Teacher Tube.

Click here to learn the ins and outs of STRIDES. Tutorial videos are available on both YouTube and Teacher Tube.

November 3rd, 2014

Guaranteed entry into the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon is available for Coaches and Sites Coordinators!

To qualify, you must have an officially enrolled Mighty Milers or Young Runners program, and you must enter your roster(s) as well as your miles (for Mighty Milers) or practice attendance (for Young Runners) in STRIDES by December 1, 2014. Each qualifying site may claim up to two guaranteed, non-complimentary marathon entries for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. Find out more on the FAQ page.

October 13th, 2014

Our New Sneaker Closet

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new sneaker closet. If you have Young Runners students who need sneakers, learn how you might be able to get them through NYRR. More details here.

October 1st, 2014

Fall Fun at the Armory for Young Runners

Join thousands of kids at the free NYRR Youth Jamboree presented by Tata Consultancy Services on Saturday, October 25. At this fun kickoff to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon, kids get to try their best at sprints, jumps and throws. Learn more and pre-register today!

September 12th, 2014

New Rewards for Sites

New this year, sites can earn great rewards for reaching program milestones. Learn how you can get gift cards from Amazon, Staples, Sports Authority, and other major retailers to support your program or other site initiatives just by being in Young Runners!

August 11th, 2014

Zoom Down Fifth Avenue

Start the season off with the fastest race around! The NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile is the perfect place to grab a baseline time for the upcoming season.

Contact [email protected] to sign up.

July 30th, 2014

Save The Date – Fall Youth Jamboree

The fall Youth Jamboree returns October 25 with running, jumping, and throwing fun at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Additional information, including registration details, will be able in September.

July 22nd, 2014

Young Runners News Summer 2014

Kick back and relax with the latest issue of Young Runners News. It’s jam packed with highlights from the 2013-2014 school year, tips on achieving a negative split, and even poetry!

July 1st, 2014

Young Runners Championship Photos

Check out amazing photos from the official conclusion of the Young Runners 2014 season.

May 19th, 2014

NYRR Youth Jamboree Results

The results for the 2014 Youth Jamboree are in! Please click here to find your student or team.

May 1st, 2014

NYRR Youth Jamboree Recap

The NYRR Youth Track and Field Jamboree presented by Tata Consultancy Services was a fun day for all involved. 1,700 plus students ran, jumped, and threw at the world famous Icahn Stadium. Click here for photos and a recap.

April 21st, 2014

NYRR Spring Forward

Spring is finally here! Check out photos and a recap from the first Young Runners spring race of the season, the NYRR Spring Forward.

April 15th, 2014

Spring Grant Roundup

Improve your school’s physical education programs with the following grants.

Funds for Fuel Up To Play 60
Award Amount: $4,000
Deadline: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Apply Here

Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants
Award Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline: Rolling
Apply Here

ING Run For Something Better
Award Amount: $3,500
Deadline: May 15, 2014
Apply Here

March 26th, 2014

Grant Opportunities For The 2014-2015 School Year

Action for Healthy Kids has announced its school grant opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year! Awards range from $500 to $5,000 in support of school breakfast and physical activity programs. Winning schools will also receive the expertise and support needed to reach their goals. For more information, including how to apply, please click here.

March 21st, 2014

Help Us Improve Young Runners

Coaches, please help us improve Young Runners by providing feedback on your experiences. Click here to submit a suggestion or give your opinion; it's anonymous and will be invaluable to making the program work best for coaches and kids: Young Runners feedback

March 17th, 2014

The Spring Jamboree Opens For Registration

All students, from Pre-K to high school, are welcome to participate in this FREE day of track and field. Beginners are especially encouraged to register. No experience is needed to try fun events like relays, long jump, and shot put.

For more information, including registration forms, please visit the event page.

February 26th, 2014

Photos from the Al Gordon 4M

The chilly winter weather finally showed some signs of letting up, as Young Runners brought their bright smiles to Prospect Park. Click here to check out pictures from last weekend’s race.

February 12th, 2014

Watch The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games This Weekend

The world’s most famous indoor track meet returns to the Armory. Stars like Mary Cain, Ashton Eaton, and Nick Symmonds will be burning up the track on February 15.

Don’t miss a second. Catch it live!

On TV: 3pm-5pm (EST) on NBCSN

On the Web: 5pm-7pm (EST) on

February 6th, 2014

Young Runners News Winter 2014

Featuring highlights from 2013 school year, winter running tips, and a hot contest, the latest issue of Young Runners News is the perfect escape from a snowy winter!

February 3rd, 2014

DTFS Is Open For Registration

Starting today, you can register your team for the Developmental Track & Field Series through STRIDES. This free program teaches the fundamentals of track & field to New York City public school students. Click here to register today! 

January 28th, 2014

USATF Foundation Youth Running Grants

The USATF Foundation is offering funding for equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach. Click here to apply. The deadline for the first round of 2014 grant consideration is March 15.

For more information on the USATF Foundation, visit their website

January 24th, 2014

Young Runners Qualify for the NYRR Millrose Games

MS 598K’s Marquise Horne qualified for the youth 800m with a time of 2:39.33.

PS 126 qualified both a girls and boys 4x200m relay team. On the girls’ side, the team was comprised of Eva Minot-Pingree, Julie Schoenmaker, Rae Feiwel, and Lila Ferraro. The boys’ team members were Eric Pascale, Oliver Chin, Henry Beccera, and Jason Morales.

January 13th, 2014

Grant Writing Tips

Give your grant proposals a boost with helpful tips from Channing Bete.

January 10th, 2014

Winter Grant Roundup

There’s still time to apply for grants for the 2014 school year!

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program Grant, Find Your Balance Challenge Grant, PeyBack Foundation Grant, Teacher Grant Program, and Smart from the Start Grant Program are all still available.

Apply today!

December 18th, 2013

ING Run For Something Better Grants Are Now Available

Kick off 2014 with a new physical education grant!

ING U.S., in partnership with AAHPERD, is providing a minimum of 60 grants of $3,500 each to qualifying schools in 2014. To learn more, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.

NYRR December 9th, 2013

Fun at Battery Park

Young Runners from MS 289 and MS 276 met in Battery Park for a friendly 5k race on December 4. Parents, teachers, and classmates cheered runners through the winding course, which served as a great warm-up for the Jingle Bell Jog.

December 3rd, 2013

NYRR Goes To Texas

NYRR will be attending the Texas AHPERD conference from December 4-6. Stop by booth 621 for advice, high fives, and giveaways!

November 19th, 2013

Presidential Youth Fitness Program Grants

New Presidential Youth Fitness Program funding opportunities are right around the corner. Funding covers schools through the 2014–2017 school years. Applications are accepted from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31, 2014. Click here for more details.

November 13th, 2013

Find Your Balance Challenge Grants

Improve your school’s physical education and nutrition programs by finding a healthy energy balance!

The Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and rewards student teams for taking steps toward achieving energy balance in their school’s community. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000! Click here to apply. The deadline is January 31, 2014.

November 11th, 2013

2013 Fall Youth Jamboree Results

The results for the 2013 Fall Youth Jamboree are in! Please click here to find your student or team.

November 1st, 2013

Run with Champions Canceled

Due to inclement weather and our concern for the safety of participants, New York Road Runners Run with Champions event in Central Park, scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013, has been cancelled. T-shirts and medals will be mailed to schools in mid-November.

November 1st, 2013

Run with Champions 2013 Cancelled

Due to inclement weather and our concern for student safety, Run with Champions, scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013 in Central Park, has been cancelled. T-shirts and medals will be mailed to schools in mid-November.

NYRR October 28th, 2013

“Good Luck!!!” – P.S. 59

Young Runners from P.S. 59 in Manhattan made good luck cards for the men and women taking on 26.2 miles in the ING New York City Marathon this Sunday.

NYRR October 22nd, 2013

School Spotlight – P.S. 159

The dedicated Young Runners at P.S. 159 in the Bronx practice twice a week at 7am. Check out these early birds running a few relay races before class.

October 16th, 2013

Bring the Marathon to Your Classroom

With the help of these fun lessons based on the ING New York City Marathon, you can use your Young Runners love of running to teach other subjects like math, problem solving, public speaking, and more. Plan the activities between October 28 and November 1 and your kids will enjoy the race on November 3rd even more.

September 18th, 2013

Fall Jamboree Registration Is Open!

Sign up today for fun, free track and field events including individual races, relays, long jump, and shot put. No experience is necessary.

Full event details and registration forms are available here.

September 5th, 2013

Kids Run the Nation Grants

Start the school year off right with new youth running grants ranging from $500-$1,000. Apply today! The deadline is October 1.

August 8th, 2013

Make This School Year the Best Yet!

There’s still time to take advantage of grants that can jumpstart your school’s physical education and health programs. Check out grants from the Aetna Foundation, WellPoint Foundation, The Rite Aid Foundation, and the Lego Children’s Fund for eligibility and deadlines.

June 28th, 2013

Young Runners News – Summer 2013

Kickoff summer vacation with the latest issue of Young Runners News! This issue features inspiring highlights from the 2012-13 school year and helps Young Runners tune up their arm swings.

June 10th, 2013

NYRR Youth Jamboree Results

The results for the Spring Youth Jamboree are in! Please click here to find your student or team.

Note: Due to a technical error, some results may be missing.

May 30th, 2013

Hot Weather Advisory - DTFS Citywide Championship

Attention Parents and Coaches:

With temperatures around 90 degrees expected for Saturday’s event, we urge you to plan ahead. This will be a long day. We will provide water on the track and near the finish line, but please encourage participants to:

Pack a lunch

Bring water and sunscreen

Wear a cap or visor when not competing

Find shade before and after competition

For additional hot-weather tips, visit

May 16th, 2013

Jamboree Update

Thank you all for another amazing Spring Youth Jamboree!

We’re working hard to get the meet results to you, but it’s taking a little longer than expected. Please bear with us. The results will be finalized in the next two weeks.

May 6th, 2013

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' State Dinner

On your mark! Get set! Cook!

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invites kids ages 8 to 12 and their parents to create a healthy original lunch recipe. One winner from each state will be awarded the opportunity to attend the Kids' "State Dinner," hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House this summer.

For more details including how to enter, click here. Don’t delay! The deadline to apply is May 12.

April 29th, 2013

Spring Jamboree Pre-Registration Is Closed

Pre-registration for the NYRR Youth Jamboree on Sunday, May 5 is now closed. Day of registration will open at 7:45am for elementary students and 11:00am for middle and high school students. Please note that student registration forms signed by a parent or guardian are required for day-of registration. Coach or teacher signatures are not accepted.


April 26th, 2013

School Grant Deadline Extended

There’s still time to apply for school grants that can improve your school’s breakfast and physical activity programs. The new deadline is May 3! Don’t delay, grants range from $1,000 to $5,000! Click here for additional details including how to apply.

April 5th, 2013

Action for Healthy Kids Grants

Jumpstart your school’s breakfast and physical activity programs with new grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000! Apply today.The deadline is April 19.

March 12th, 2013

Jamboree Registration Opens

Save the date for the next NYRR Youth Jamboree! Kids in Pre-K through high school are welcome to compete in this fun, free event. With individual running events, relays, long jump, and shot put, there’s something here for everyone. For full event details including registration forms, schedule of events and frequently asked questions, click here.

The pre-registration deadline is 4/22/13. Deadline is subject to change with entrant demand.

NYRR February 11th, 2013

Can You Help Us Out?

NYRR is about to launch a new running curriculum for elementary school P.E. teachers and we'd love to get your feedback on it. Test the P.E. Lessons with your students and fill out a review form for the chance to win $100 gift cards from DonorsChoose. Learn more

NYRR February 5th, 2013

Young Runners Rock the Gridiron

Coach Nicoletta Nerangis and Young Runners from PS 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn had a blast at the NYRR Gridiron Classic 4-Miler. It was a cold day but students rejoiced over PRs in the morning and and later on that evening too, since most were rooting for the Baltimore Ravens to earn Superbowl glory in 2013. 

January 23rd, 2013

Young Runners Qualify For The Millrose Games

The 106th Millrose Games will welcome two of our speediest relays on February 16. On the boys side, we have Zuma Guialdo, Raiden Guialdo, Grayson Aaje, and Noah Levitt from Manhattan’s MAT/PS 126M. The girls are represented by Qunizel Bazilio, Jada Kornegay, Amelia Wilson, and Keimon Redhead from Brooklyn’s Marketing Legal Studies. Both relay teams posted amazing times this season, qualifying them for the NYRR Youth 4 x 200 meter relay.

The Millrose Games will be shown live on ESPN3 on February 16 and shown at 8-10 pm February 17 on ESPN. For tickets and additional info, click here.

December 5th, 2012

Apply For Something Better

Whether you’re looking to start a running program or expand your current one, the 2013 ING Run For Something Better School Grant can help take your team to the next level. Apply today for grants up to $2,500!

NYRR October 28th, 2012

Update: Run with Champions Canceled

UPDATE: Tuesday, October 10, 8:00PM EDT

Due to Hurricane Sandy and the resultant closing of schools, we are cancelling Thursday’s NYRR Run with Champions. We appreciate your planning to attend and we are very sorry that conditions preclude holding the event this year.  Regardless, we will send the event T-shirts and medals to your school next month as inspirations to your students. We hope you will take full advantage of other special events that occur during the school year and, of course, continue your running programs at full throttle.

The location for Run with Champions, being held  on Thursday Novmber 1, has been switched to the Armory at 216 Fort Washington Avenue.

For the latest information please visit: 

Update: Run with Champions

NYRR October 18th, 2012

Kids Run the Nation Grants

Applications for Kids Run the Nation grants have been extended to October 31, 2012. Need funds to support a youth running event or some other special project for your Young Runners? Apply today!

October 2nd, 2012

NYC DOE Healthy Newsletter and Grant Opportunities

If you’re an educator in New York City, the DOE has something important to share with you. It’s the School Wellness Weekly email, an in-depth resource for all things healthy in public education. Subscribing is a snap. Just send an email to [email protected] with “Subscribe” in the subject line, and you’ll be up-to-date on all school wellness related resources and opportunities, including 125 grants available this year! It pays to be in the know in New York City!

NYRR August 26th, 2012

Summer Running Camp

Welcome Back! Tweny-six Young Runners returned from The Running Camp in Swan Lake, NY where they spent a week working on form, speed, cross training, and more, alongside kids from across the tri-state area. Summer camp scholarships will open again in the spring of 2013.



NYRR August 15th, 2012

Registration Open for the 2012-13 School Year

Registration is now open for the new school year. Enroll in Young Runners by October 12 to secure a spot in the 2012-2013 program. Rolling admission is no longer available.  Apply Now

NYRR August 6th, 2012

A Fresh Look for Young Runners

We hope you like our new look as much as we do! Watch as the new Young Runners logo unrolls throughout the year across student rewards and program materials—from t-shirts to patches and everything in between.

NYRR August 2nd, 2012

Sign up for Annual Coach Training

Have you picked your training dates yet? Our two-part coach training is a webinar and a live hands-on session that is mandatory for at least one coach from each Young Runners team. See the available dates in the Young Runners calendar.

NYRR August 1st, 2012

Young Runners News - Spring 2012

Read the back to school edition of Young Runners News. This issue recaps the highlights of the 2011-12 school year, features a calendar of fall events, and helps your Young Runners manage their time better.


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