Kick off the 2018 Rising New York Road Runners youth event season. Boys and girls of all stages and ability levels are invited to get moving after a long winter indoors with a run through hilly Washington Heights. Sign up to be part of the fun, which includes musical performances by salsa, blues, and Irish folk musicians on course. A thrilling day for the whole family that will leave your kids hungry for more running action!
Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #WashHeights5K—use them 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 [email protected].
|Stage||Ages||Event Type||Register If...|
|1||2 to 10||
Untimed shorter distances
|Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.|
|2||8 to 18||
Untimed medium distances
|Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.|
|3||12 to 18||
Timed longer distances
|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 3 Boys and Girls||8:00 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 2 Boys and Girls||8:20 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 1 Boys and Girls||10:15 a.m.||Varies by age|
Stage 1 heats will take place on Fort Washington Avenue; check back closer to race day for more information.
For the 1500-meter Stage 2 and 3 heats: Start at Fort Washington Avenue near West 173rd Street and run north to the turnaround at West 181st Street. The finish line will be on Fort Washington Avenue near West 172nd Street.
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:
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 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Long-sleeved T-shirts, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.
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.