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Rising NY Road Runners Van Cortlandt Park Stages 1,2 & 3

Sat 6th Apr 2019
Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway and, Van Cortlandt Park S, Bronx, NY 10471, USA

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Calling all youth cross-country fans! Ever find yourself searching for a fun cross-country event during the spring? Look no further! Join us in the Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park for fitness activities and a spring cross-country run. This event is open to all stages and ability levels, so bring the whole family out to have some fun and to get moving!

Distances in this event

  1. Stage 1

    Running
    10:00am Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Free
    Event passed
  2. Stage 2

    Run 1.5mi
    10:00am Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Free
    Event passed
  3. Stage 3

    Run 5km
    9:00am Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Free
    Event passed
What’s Included
All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.
Course Details

Stage 1: Short dash races of distances based on age will take place in the center of the Parade Grounds.

Stage 2: Run one 1.5-mile loop around the Flats, starting at the north end of the Parade Grounds and ending at the traditional Van Cortlandt Park finish line near the Tortoise and the Hare statue.

Stage 3: Run two loops starting at the north end of the Parade grounds, heading south into the lower hills, and ending at the traditional Van Cortlandt Park finish line on the 2nd loop.

This event's activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and will include a selection of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stepping Stones: Work on balance by hopping from spot to spot.
  • Shuttle Relays: 50-meter relays where participants practice speed and coordination.
  • Beanbag Toss: Toss beanbags at targets to improve throwing strength and technique.
  • Fitness Tag: Play tag while completing fitness challenges.
  • Day at the Zoo: Practice fundamental movement skills by imitating animal movements.
  • Foot Fire: Undergo footwork drills to improve speed and coordination.
  • Hoop Target Practice: Toss beanbags into targets to improve throwing strength and technique.
  • Mission Possible: Undergo team challenges to complete a mission.
  • Red Light, Green Light: Run varying speeds according the colors of traffic lights.
  • Obstacle Course: Run, jump, climb, and hop through a course of various challenges.

Kids Can Visit the Intrepid Museum for Free
On event days, your child’s Rising New York Road Runners bib will get them free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Just present your race bib at the Intrepid’s box office to receive this offer.

Raceday Logistics

Schedule

  • Stage 3 Boys and Girls-9:00 a.m. - 5K.
  • Stage 1 Boys and Girls- 10:00 a.m.- Distance Varies by age
  • Stage 2 Girls-10:00 a.m.-1.5 miles
  • Stage 2 Boys -10:20 a.m.-1.5 miles

Kids Can Visit the Intrepid Museum for Free
On event days, your child’s Rising New York Road Runners bib will get them free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Just present your race bib at the Intrepid’s box office to receive this offer.

Below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the guide to determine the appropriate stage for your child.

Stage 1

  • Age- 2 to 11
  • Event type- Non-competitive, Untimed shorter distances, Fitness activities.
  • Register If... Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.

Stage 2

  • Age- 8 to 18
  • Event type- Non-competitive, Untimed medium distances, Fitness activities.
  • Register If... Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.

Stage 3

  • Age- 12 to 18
  • Event type- Competitive, Timed longer distances, Fitness activities.
  • Register If... Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.


Race Number Pickup
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, March 31, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your 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.
New Balance water bottles, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.

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FAQs

How do I determine the most appropriate event for my child?

Our youth events are organized by level, or stage. Refer to the stages chart on each youth event page to determine the appropriate stage for your child. Please note that not all st...

Why are the youth events organized by stage?

Our youth events are organized by stage based on the level of physical activity, competitiveness, and the age of an individual participant. This means youth participate in the even...

Is my child locked into the stage they register for at their first event?

No, you have flexibility to register for a different stage at a subsequent event. You can also choose to switch stages on event day, but your child may only participate in one stag...

What will my child do at the youth event?

Most youth events include a mix of running and fun fitness activities. Check individual event pages close to the event date for a list of the activities.

What if my child just wants to run?

Our youth events include fitness activities to give kids exposure to physical activity and athletic development outside of running. We encourage kids to participate in all the acti...

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