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


Due to the severe weather forecast for Sunday, we are cancelling the NYRR Youth Run at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K.

The 5K race will continue as planned; check the race page for updates.

Join us in Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods, for the first event of the spring NYRR Youth Running Series. Boys and girls ages 7 to 18 are invited to participate in this free, fun, and hilly race while musical groups serenade the runners with salsa, blues, and Irish folk music, plus gospel, merengue, and jazz!

The event will be staged in multiple heats for the following age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years.

Event Hashtag: #WashHeightsYouthRun—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts.

Download the race brochure for all of your race-day info.

Course Info

The race will cover 1500 meters in an out-and-back course on Fort Washington Avenue; see the course map below for more details.

Entry Fees

Entry is free

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 26, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally).

On event day, number pickup will take place at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue (at West 168th Street) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Bag check, located on 169th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, will be open from 7:00 to 10:15 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Race materials for participants from NYRR Youth Programs will be distributed on race day only.


The top three boys and girls will receive finisher medals.


Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:30am


1500 meters

Download Course Map (PDF)

Both Men and Women




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