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CityParks TRACK & FIELD

From sprinting techniques to long-distance racing, javelin-throwing to long jump, hurdles to race-walking, kids will learn the building blocks of track and field.

For more information on our Track & Field program, contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org.

For up-to-the-minute program updates, please visit our Twitter page.

CityParks Track & Field Summer Program

Ages 8 – 17
July – August
Twice Weekly, Free

Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
Astoria Park, Queens
Corporal Thompson Park, Staten Island
Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan

The CityParks Track & Field program provides an introduction to the simple yet beautiful sport of track and field and gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, while encouraging general fitness and healthy behaviors.

APPLY NOW

  • Please note: Registration must be completed online. No walk-in registration will take place in 2021
  • Strict adherence to CPF safety protocols and guidelines will be required for participation (see parent application for more information)

JESSE OWENS TRACK & FIELD AT THOMAS JEFFERSON PARK

Ages 10 – 16
Saturdays 10am – 12pm, Free

Each spring and fall free weekly instruction is offered at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem in partnership with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. Our program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall’s Island Park. Along the way, participants learn to pace themselves, proper technique, and receive periodic talks on good nutrition and healthy living habits. Beginners are welcome.

Space is limited due to health and safety protocols.

Please check back in late August for updated info on the Fall 2021 program

SPRING TRACK & FIELD

April – June
Sundays, Free

From sprinting techniques to long-distance racing, javelin-throwing to long jump, hurdles to race-walking, our Track & Field free program offers kids a chance to learn the building blocks of the sport.

Space is limited due to health and safety protocols.

FALL PROGRAM

September – October
Twice Weekly, Free

From sprinting techniques to long-distance racing, javelin-throwing to long jump, hurdles to race-walking, our Track & Field free program offers kids a chance to learn the building blocks of the sport. Programs for youth run every weekend through the end of October.

Please check back at the end of August for updated information on the Fall program

Generous private support is provided in part by The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, L+M Development Partners, and The Venable Foundation. In partnership with NYC Parks.

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TIPS FROM OUR COACHES

Whether you can run around the block or you need to stay indoors, you can practice your technique.

Follow along with Coach Grace by watching the video on the left or by visiting our YouTube channel to watch more videos from our coaches.

Click the thumbnail below to download out tip sheet courtesy of Coach Grace on how to practice indoors.

Knee Lifts for Sprinting Technique

SUPPORT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION

At City Parks Foundation, our mission is to encourage New Yorkers to use their neighborhood parks by offering free environmental education, arts, sports, and community-building programs that bring people into their local green spaces. Please give now if you can—we know that city parks will continue to thrive when all New Yorkers get involved.