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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 up-to-the-minute program updates, please visit our Twitter page or call 718-760-6999.

JESSE OWENS TRACK & FIELD AT THOMAS JEFFERSON PARK

Ages 8 – 14
September – October, 2019
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 introduced 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.

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FALL TRACK & FIELD

Ages 8-14
September – October 2019
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.

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SUMMER PROGRAM

Ages 5 – 17
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 in 13 neighborhood parks across the 5 boroughs.

We also accommodate organized camps and youth groups at specific sites if/when space is available and on a “first-come basis.” Group registration is now closed.

Summer Track Meet

Ages 5 – 17
August 2019, 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

For more information on our Track & Field program, contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org or call (718) 760-6999.