This unique program, held at local park tracks, introduces kids to the building blocks of the sport, from sprinting techniques to long-distance racing, javelin-throwing to long jump, hurdles to race-walking.
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City Parks Foundation is launching a new registration platform through LeagueApps in 2023. When registering for a program, you will be prompted to create a profile for you and/or your family. This profile will be used when signing up for any CityParks Play programs moving forward. We encourage you to save your login credentials for future reference. If you are registering multiple children for programs, please only create one membership profile and add each of your children to the account. Should you have any questions or experience any issues with the registration process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
September – October
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.
April – June
Ages 6 – 17
Weekend Mornings, 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.
Ages 6 – 17
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.
City Parks Foundation is continuing its partnership with the Life Time Foundation in 2023 which will expand opportunities for youth in our track and field program. Students will once again have the opportunity to enroll in a specialized program with a focused long-distance running curriculum and will have the chance to take part in a fun, family, fitness event including a dash through the finish line of the NYC Triathlon on Saturday, September 30. Free bus transportation (at select sites) to the race will be offered to students and their parents, which will be chaperoned by CPF staff. Registration is open to participants 6 – 17, currently enrolled in a CityParks Track and Field program.
Ages 6 – 17
July – August
Twice Weekly, Free
The CityParks Track & Field program provides an introduction to the simple and 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. A novice track meet for all participants is held at Icahn Stadium at the end of the summer.
Check back for updates as additional sites may be added and schedule changes may occur.
Generous private support for CityParks Track & Field is provided in part by the Life Time Foundation, The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, The Venable Foundation, and Aldi. In partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance, and NYC Parks.
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