It's time for championship cross country in Van Cortlandt Park! Come on out to the Bronx for the final cross country event of the season. This free event is open to boys and girls of all ages and ability levels. 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 [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 is nearing capacity.
|Activities Open||8:30 a.m.|
|Stage 2 Girls||9:00 a.m.||1 mile|
|Stage 2 Boys||9:15 a.m.||1 mile|
|Stage 3 Girls 12-13||9:30 a.m.||1.5 miles|
|Stage 3 Boys 12-13||9:50 a.m.||1.5 miles|
|Stage 3 Girls 14-18||10:10 a.m.||1.5 miles|
|Stage 3 Boys 14-18||10:30 a.m.||1.5 miles|
|Stage 1 Boys and Girls||10:30 a.m.||Varies by age|
This event's activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include:
View the course map to see the layout of the activities area and the race courses.
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 9:30 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Please note: T-shirts will be available for pickup on event day only, and T-shirt sizes 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 medal. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.
Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open opportunities at the Volunteer site.Sign Up to Volunteer
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