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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.

Because of COVID-19, City Parks Foundation is taking precautionary measures in all of our programs. 

We encourage everyone to visit our Play Anywhere page for updated activities to stay active and engaged as we continue to assess the situation and provide further program updates as they become available.

Please email sports@cityparksfoundation.org for any assistance.

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.

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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.

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Summer Track Meet

August, Free (for Summer Track & Field participants)

At the end of the summer, all summer program participants are invited to compete in our citywide track meet held at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. The program continues in select locations in the fall and spring, with a special emphasis on cross-country running in the fall.

2019 Summer Track Meet Results

2019 Summer Track Meet Team Scores

 

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.

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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SUPPORT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION

We bring New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although our programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open to find solace, to exercise, and to remain healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.