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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 or call 718-259-2999.

For up-to-the-minute program updates, please visit our Twitter page or call 718-259-2999.

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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the CityParks Track and Field beginner program has been cancelled this summer.  We encourage everyone to visit our Play Anywhere page for updated activities to stay active and engaged. Please continue to check the COVID-19 Updates page for information on any future programs this year.

Please email sports@cityparksfoundation.org for any assistance.

SPRING TRACK & FIELD

Ages 8-14
April 18 – June 13
Saturdays & Sundays (depending on the park), 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.

JESSE OWENS TRACK & FIELD AT THOMAS JEFFERSON PARK

Ages 8 – 14
April 4 – June 13
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.

Summer Track Meet

Ages 5 – 17
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

Ages 8 – 14
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 ages 8-14 run every weekend through the end of October.

Generous private support is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, and the Aviation Development Council. Public support is provided by the New York City Council. In partnership with NYC Parks.

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.